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No Pointing - Just Turn It On - The MCD-4800 Is An All-Location Wi-Fi Access Point

The MCD-4800 (aka The Football) is an integrated satellite technology manufactured by Ground Control

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MCD-4800 BGAN Football
MCD-4800 BGAN Terminal "The Football" - Complete Package
SKU & MPN: BGANTMCD-4800 MCD-4800 Brochure Price $12,995 USD
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A No-Pointing Wi-Fi Global Satellite Internet Hotspot

The MCD-4800 is an auto-pointing BGANMag-Glass satellite terminal and is easily operated by anyone requiring no training or certification to use.

  • Satellite Internet Connectivity - Globally - All Locations (except polar)
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot for all in-range devices up to 100 feet.
  • Broadband speeds of 464 Kbps (94.5% as fast as the fastest BGAN).
  • May be operated by anyone. Online in about 1 minute.
  • Operates stationary or in-motion, on land or open ocean.
  • Weighs 24 lbs and will run for up to 6 hours on internal battery.
  • Internet, Phone, SMS Messaging, Voicemail - A Mobile Office.
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MCD-4800 Brochure

 

MCD-4800 Closed

 
MCD-4800 On A Oil Supply Ship
 
MCD-4800 Fan and Dome
 
MCD-4800 defence use
 
Mining use of the MCD-4800
 
Oil Rig uses MCD-4800
 
MCD-4800 Front Panel
 
Emergency Communications
 
MCD-4800 Open Case

Auto-Pointing Multi-Purpose Instant Anywhere Broadband Internet & Phone

The MCD-4800 "Mobile Communications Device" also known as "The Football" is an auto-pointing BGANMag-Glass satellite terminal that requires no user training to operate. Simply place the weather tight sealed case on the ground, or on a boat deck, under the open sky anywhere in the world and turn it on - no pointing necessary. It becomes a wireless hotspot in a minute for any wireless device up to 100' from the case for up to 6 hours on the internal battery. The MCD-4800 uses the high performance Hughes 9450 in-motion BGAN terminal integrated with our proprietary mobile electronics for a ruggedized self-contained, in-field, user-friendly communications solution.

MCD-4800 Video

Using the MCD-4800 Auto-Pointing BGAN Terminal


The MCD-4800 Front Panel

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While the MCD-4800 is wireless, the front panel includes an Ethernet port, and a phone port to connect a standard phone. The power switch is operated by key to avoid unintended power-ups. The charge port has a watertight seal for external power sources. The display shows the current status of the system and remaining battery power.

Global Service for the MCD-4800

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The service area of the MCD-4800 is global except for the extreme polar regions. If you are within any of the colored regions above, you may connect at broadband speeds. The MCD-4800 uses BGAN Service Plans available from Ground Control (or other BGAN service provider) with the choice of usage only or prepaid service. For more information on coverage, please visit the BGAN Coverage Map.

Built For Extreme Environments

The MCD-4800 is enclosed in a watertight hardened plastic case, and the case lid does not need to be opened in order for it to fully function. It operates in heavy rain, and will transmit with 20mm of ice buildup before transmission issues. We recommend the case lid be slightly opened for venting for long duration use in warm weather to avoid heat buildup inside the case.

MCD-4800 FEATURES

  • No pointing or aiming. Simply turn the unit on under an open sky.
  • Connects automatically with any one of 3 BGAN satellites for near 100% global service.
  • Broadband speeds of 464 Kbps down by 448 Kbps up. (Standard Class 2 BGAN)
  • The MCD-4800 uses the Hughes 9450 In-Motion BGAN Terminal.
  • Does not require user interaction. No software to run. Establishes AP "Hotspot" automatically.
  • Ruggedized. Operates in extreme conditions. Case does not need to be opened to operate.
  • Operates stationary, or in-motion such as on top of a vehicle, or a vessel on the Ocean.
  • 100' (30m) range wireless hotspot for laptops, smartphones...any wireless capable devices.
  • Compact size 17" x 13.75" x 6.75" (432 x 349 x 171 mm) and weighs 24 lbs (10.9 kg).
  • External all weather Ethernet (RJ-45) and Phone (RJ-11) connection ports.
  • Up to 6 hour battery life (rechargeable) for normal use.
  • May be plugged into a vehicle 12V power port for continuous operation or charging.
  • Operates from -15F to 131F (-26 C to +55 C) temperatures.
  • Requires key to activate (A key avoids unintended activations during transporting).
  • Internet service can be usage based, or pre-paid using standard BGAN Service Plans.
  • Includes standard analog phone. The RJ-11 jack is assigned an international phone number.
  • Calls are $0.99 cents per minute to any standard phone worldwide. Free incoming calls.
  • SMS messages are $0.50 cents w/free incoming messages. iPhone texting capable.
  • ISDN (64Kbps) and Group 3 Fax capable.
  • No rain fade - Operates in heavy rain, and will function with up to 20mm of ice buildup.
  • Internal temperature control fan - cools internal electronics during high temperatures.
  • Watertight, crushproof, dust proof reinforced plastic case.
  • The MCD-4800 operates globally (except for extreme polar regions).
  • Portable - Ships UPS, FedEx, flight carry-on luggage anywhere.
  • Full IP compatibility - Internet, SMTP email, file transfer (FTP, and VPN).
  • Global public / static IP addresses are available from Ground Control.
  • Powerful Firewall rules... at no additional cost with Ground Control service.
  • VPN (IPSec) or private networking available (MPLS, Leased). BGAN Security Options
  • Optional External Batteries available (up to 3 hour runtime)
  • Custom engineering available... such as adding special equipment inside a larger case.
  • The MCD-4800 is a Ground Control integrated manufactured solution, supported by us 24/7.

MCD-4800 Photos

Carry the Football BGAN Terminal   Satellite and Wireless Connectivity
The MCD-4800 is a compact 24 lbs (10.9 kg) hardened watertight case, easily transported and operated by anyone. An excellent solution for Oil Rigs, mining, public safety, military, global travel, ocean going vessels, or any other communications need that requires an easy, instant, no-hassle global broadband hotspot.
 
The MCD-4800 uses the Inmarsat BGAN satellite network for broadband Internet connectivity. It then creates a 100' Wi-Fi access point in seconds for any wireless device to connect. Wi-Fi is helpful if users wish to be inside or move around a structure untethered from the case.
Connector View Side   MCD-4800 Case Closed
The external panel includes a sealed RJ-45 Ethernet port, an RJ-11 phone port, a keyed power switch, a charge port, and a battery status display... all are fully sealed from any weather.
 
The MCD-4800 case does not need to be opened in order to operate. Simply turn the key, and 60 seconds later it will becomes a wireless hotspot anywhere on the globe for up to 6 hours on the internal battery.
  Football Web User Interface
Connecting a wireless device such as laptops, smartphones or tables to the MCD-4800 is as easy as selecting it from available access points. Wireless security is configurable from a web interface and includes MAC address filtering.
 
The MCD-4800 main interface is accessed via any connected browser. Status screens show battery life, internal temperature, and links the Hughes 9450 web interface for usage totals, parameter configurations including streaming services, static IP configuration, and SMS messaging.
MCD-4800 uses the Hughes 9450  
The MCD-4800 uses the Hughes 9450 In-Motion BGAN Terminal. The 9450 Web Interface provides informative screens, such as signal strength, SMS messaging, and Streaming Services.
 
A watertight cap protects the RJ-45 Ethernet port from the elements. A laptop or router may be connected directly to the MCD-4800. Public IP addresses are available. Ethernet lengths can be up to 328 feet (100 Meters). Specially designed waterproof Ethernet connectors are available for this RJ-45 port to use with your Ethernet cable.
Football 2-Wire Phone   The Football Makes Phone Calls Anywhere
While the MCD-4800 is designed for Internet connectivity, it does include a standard analog phone. The phone port is issued an international satellite phone number. Any connected phone may make and receive calls from anyone on the planet for $0.99 cents usd per minute.
 
Calls are easily made between other terminals, satellite phones, cell phones or standard landline phones anywhere in the world, and incoming calls are free, although the calling party is burdened with the cost of calling.
The Football May Be Charged By Vehicle Power   External Battery for MCD-4800
The MCD-4800 may be powered continuously (or recharged) from a 12 volt vehicle power with the included mini-inverter. The watertight connector from the charger is screwed to the front panel for an all weather seal.
 
Military grade external batteries are available for the MCD-4800, providing external power for up to 3 hours. Here is a link for purchasing these accessories.
Solar Solution   BGAN Long-Range Cordless Phone
In no-power locations, we recommend the optional 62 watt foldable solar panel ($1,199) that directly connects to the MCD-4800. Recharge time is 10-12 hours in full sunlight. If the MCD-4800 is on, the solar panel will provide up to 75% of the power needed, extending the 6 hour battery life 300% to 400%. more
 
An optional long-range cordless phone case may connect with the MCD-4800 phone jack and provide long-range phone connectivity up to 2 miles (3.2 km), or 12 building stories. The base station and handset phones operate for 2-3 days on battery in any weather. More information on BGAN Long-Range Phones.
MCD-4800 on an Oil Rig   MCD-4800 Ocean Oil Rig
The MCD-4800 is an excellent solution to Ocean Faring vessels and Oil-Rigs. Here an IT specialist uses a wireless connection to establish connectivity. Wi-Fi may be shut off, and an Ethernet cable connection can be used for more secure connectivity.
 
The MCD-4800 can operate with the lid open or closed (for rain or ocean spray) with no signal strength reduction. The case is fully watertight when closed. In this picture, a ship offloads supplies to another rig.
MCD-4800 Football BGAN on the water   Football Backup Emergency Internet Marine
The MCD-4800 is an in-motion BGAN terminal, which makes it perfect for use on the water. The internal antenna's turning speed is rated at 40 degrees per second, which is faster than most vessels will pitch and roll on the Ocean.
 
Since the MCD-4800 is inside of a closed hardened case (even while operating), is ideal for harsh marine environments. An excellent primary or secondary Internet connection from land or Sea.
MCD-4800 Military Use   MCD-4800 Contents
The MCD-4800 requires no training to operate. The Quickstart guide is attached to the lid and gives simple step-by-step instructions to operate and recharge for the novice user.
 
The MCD-4800 contents include a fast, and slow trickle charger, a mini AC/DC inverter for a 12 volt vehicle power port, a standard analog phone, two sets of keys, a thumbdrive with manuals, and bags to hold the equipment.
MCD-4800 Tan case   MCD-4800 Tan Case Upright
The case comes in several colors, including this one in tan, which is popular with government agencies.
 
The MCD-4800 measures a very portable 17"L x 13.75"W x 6.75 "H (432 x 349 x 171 mm). It is completely sealed from the elements when closed.
The Football Case Colors   MCD-4800 In the field
The MCD-4800 is available in 6 case colors. Desert Tan is the default color.
 
The MCD-4800 can be a real lifesaver since it requires no training to operate. Simply turn it on under an open sky for high-speed Wi-Fi Internet and phone anywhere on land or sea.

MCD-4800 Full Contents

MCD-4800 Complete Package Contents

  • MCD-4800 Terminal Case that includes the Hughes 9450
  • Quick-charge and slow-charge battery chargers w/pouch
  • A standard 2-wire analog phone
  • Two MCD-4800 keys (additional keys are available upon request)
  • Mini-Inverter for running off a vehicle power port
  • Laminated Quickstart Guide
  • International Plugs U.S., U.K., European, Australian, China, N. Europe - Info
  • USB Thumbdrive with user manuals, mobile status gadget, software

MCD-4800 Demonstration System Rental

Qualified organizations looking to purchase the MCD-4800 may rent the terminal for weekly $299 rates. A refundable deposit of $5000 USD for rental may be required for some organizations, and returned upon receipt of the terminal. Demo BGAN Service may use any of our BGAN Service Plans. Calls over 30 minutes a week will billed $0.99 cents a minute calls to any landline or cellphone. Free incoming calls. Please call for more details.



MCD-4800 BGAN Service Plans - global use
BGAN Sim Card The MCD-4800 uses standard BGAN service
available from Ground Control



MCD-4800 Accessories
Fast Charger for the MCD-4800
Replacement Quick-Charge AC/DC Charger
MPN - BGANAMCD01
Price $167 USD
Trickle Charger for the MCD-4800
Replacement Trickle -Charge AC/DC Charger
MPN - BGANAMCD02
Price $125 USD
International Power Plugs
Replacement Universal Power Connectors
International plugs including U.S., U.K., European, Australian, China, N. Europe.

MPN - BGANAMCD03
Price $19 USD
MCD-4800 Ethernet Connector - Sized 5-10-25 Meter Ethernet Cables with Watertight RJ-45 Connector
While standard Ethernet cables may connect to the MCD-4800 front panel, these gray Cat5e Ethernet cables have one end with a quick connect adapter that makes a watertight seal to the MCD-4800 front panel.
5 Meter MPN - BGANAMCD10
10 Meter MPN - BGANAMCD11
25 Meter MPN - BGANAMCD12
5m Price $75 /each
10m Price $85 /each
25m Price $105 /each
MCD-4800 Waterproof Ethernet Connector Watertight RJ-45 Connectors
Make your own watertight cables with these connectors. While standard Ethernet cables may connect to the MCD-4800 front panel, these RJ-45 Ethernet connectors will make your Cat5e ethernet cable have a watertight connection to the MCD-4800 case. Requires standard RJ-45 crimper tool to make.
MPN - BGANAMCD08
Price $14 /each
MCD-4800 Solar Kit
62 Watt Foldable Solar Panel - MCD-4800 & Universal Use
This lightweight 62 watt solar panel will connect directly to the MCD-4800 for both power assist and recharging. Recharge time is 10-12 hours in full sunlight. If the MCD-4800 is turned on, the solar panel will power assist up to 75% of the power needed, extending the 6 hour battery life 300% to 400%. This panel also includes a "universal" cable kit such as a 12 Volt vehicle power port to charge other devices that can power from a vehicle port. Alligator Clips are included can be used to charge a 12 volt vehicle battery. Click for larger image

MPN - BGANAMCD04
Price $1,199 USD
MCD-4800 Vehicle Charger
DC Vehicle / Battery Power Cable
3 meters (10' feet) DC Power Cable - Power or recharge the MCD-4800 from any vehicle power port or battery or any DC power source. Includes quick-connecting Alligator Clips & Vehicle Power Port connector. Input - 12VDC (Vehicle Battery) Output 24VDC. This accessory is essential for charging the MCD-4800 in no-power locations. Click for larger image.

MPN - BGANAMCD05
Price $249
Rechargeable Battery for the MCD-4800
BB-2590 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion External Battery
Allows the MCD-4800 to operate for an additional 3 hours. 6.8 Amp hours. Requires external battery connector cable (MPN-BGANAMCD06) below to connect to MCD-4800. Also requires AC-DC Recharger (MPN BTC-70791-LR) to recharge battery(s).
Battery Technical Information

MPN - BB-2590
Price $465 USD
Recharger for External Battery
AC-DC Recharger for External Battery BB-2590 (BTC-70791-LR)
US Power plug. May use international power adapters that are shipped with MCD-4800.
Battery Recharger Information
MPN - BTC-70791-LR
Price $317 USD
Single Use MCD-4800 External Battery
Non-Rechargeable External Battery
Single Use Lithium Sulfur Dioxide Battery. Allows the MCD-4800 to operate for an additional 3 hours. 7.2 Amp hour. Meets MIL-B-49471/3A for voltage, leakage, mechanical or thermal shock, vibration, insulation. Requires external battery connector cable (MPN- BGANAMCD06) below to connect to MCD-4800.
Battery Technical Information

MPN - BA-5590/U
Price $155 USD
External Battery Cable Connector MCD-4800
External Battery Connector Cable
1 meter (3.3 feet) connector cable between external batteries and the MCD-4800. Designed for the BB-2590 and BA-5590/U external batteries. Click for larger image.

MPN - BGANAMCD06
Price $127 USD
Mini-Inverter for MCD-4800
150 Watt Mini-Inverter
Connects the MCD-4800 AC-DC charger to any vehicle power port. This is the only way to charge the MCD-4800 batteries from a vehicle power port.

MPN - BGANAMCD09
Price $55 USD
Handset Phone for MCD-4800
Handset Phone from Cobham (formally Thrane & Thrane)
This phone does not require a cradle (the MCD-4800 ships with a standard 2-wire analogue phone, which uses a cradle).

MPN - 403625B SKW-BGANAE004
Handset Phone Brochure
Price $154 USD
MCD-4800 Keys
Extra MCD-4800 Keys
Keys are sold in pairs of 2. Must have an MCD-4800 account to purchase.

MPN - BGANAMCD07
Price $20 USD
MCD-4800 Warranty
MCD-4800 3 Year Extended Warranty
This is an 24 month extension on the standard 12 month warranty. Standard & Extended warranties include replacement parts & labor.

SKW - BGANAMCD3YWAR
Price $1,495 USD
MCD-4800 Warranty
MCD-4800 5 Year Extended Warranty
This is an 48 month extension on the standard 12 month warranty. Standard & Extended warranties include replacement parts & labor.

SKW - BGANAMCD5YWAR
Price $2,677 USD


 The MCD-4800 BGAN Terminal Specifications
MCD-4800 Contents MCD-4800 in hardened case and internal electronics including the Hughes 9450 BGAN terminal, Quick-Charge AC/DC Power Adapter, Trickle-Charge AC/DC Power Adapter, International Plugs U.S., U.K., European, Australian, China, N. Europe, Vehicle Mini-Inverter, Standard Analog Phone, Laminated Quickstart Guide, 2 keys for power switch, Users Manual (on included USB thumbdrive), software for optional MCD-4800 real-time status screen gadget with connected computers.
Terminal Capability Internet, Email, Phone & Fax, VoIP, ISDN (64Kbps), FTP, SMS messaging, Video Streaming, VPN, Private Networking options available
Internet Speeds Class 2 BGAN - 464 Kbps down x 448 Kbps up with standard IP connection
Antenna Type Class 11
Global Service Inmarsat BGAN I4 Network - Operates with any BGAN Service Provider
BGAN Rx/Tx Frequencies L-band, Rx @ 1525.0-1559.0 MHz, Tx @ 1626.5-1660.5 MHz
Network DHCP, NAT, Public IP's available
Firewall At Teleport - Whitelist and Blacklist supported free - More information
Wireless LAN 802.11b - 100' radius. Up to 11 concurrent wireless connections
Wireless Security WEP 64 & 128 bit, MAC Filtering Options for up to 10 devices
External Port - LAN RJ45 Ethernet (POE - Power Over Ethernet)
External Port - Voice RJ11 - Circuit Switched (4kbps 3.1 Khz Audio)
Issued International Phone Number (Inmarsat 870 Country Code)
External Port - Power 12VDC Power & Charge Port - weather tight cable connector & cap
Optional External Ports ISDN 64Kbps (RJ-45), & FAX Group 3 RJ-11 (with compatible Group 3 fax machine)
Internal Ports (Inside Case) ISDN 64Kbps (RJ-45), & FAX Group 3 RJ-11 (with compatible Group 3 fax machine)
Streaming Services 1:1CIR 32Kbps, 64Kbps, 128Kbps
Exterior Case Dimensions 17"L x 13.75"W x 6.75 "H (432 x 349 x 171 mm)
Weight 24 lbs (10.9 kg)
Onboard Battery Life Up to 6 hours normal use
Recharge Time 3 hours (from fully discharged) using 110 to 240 VAC (worldwide)
Onboard Battery Type NiMH (Nickle-Metal Hydride).
Regional Power Compatibility Includes international plug kit for U.S., U.K., European, Australian, China, N. Europe - Info
Storage Charger Maintenance "slow" charger keeps batteries at full charge during storage
External Batteries Optional Military Grade BB-2590 & BA-5590 - up to 3 Hour Runtime
Humidity 95% RH at +40°C
Operating Temperatures -15° F to 131° F (-26˚ C to +55˚ C) operating
Rain / Water / Dust: IP66 when closed (withstands powerful water jets from any direction)
Wind If case is secure, it is not affected by wind
Ice 20mm buildup before signal loss
Turning Rate (Azimuth) 40° per second
Turning Acceleration 50°/s2
Case Colors Available Desert Tan (default color), Yellow, Black, Silver, Orange, OD Green
Manufacturer Support The MCD-4800 is integrated satellite technology manufactured by Ground Control and support by us 24 x 7
Warranty 1 year standard warranty. Extended extended warranties available
Made In The USA The Hughes 9450 transceiver and the MCD-4800 case are U.S. manufactured
Inmarsat Type Approval The Hughes 9450 has been type approved by Inmarsat
PDF Brochure & Specs The MCD-4800 Brochure & Specifications


MCD-4800 Documentation

4800_Brochure_Link02 4800_Users_Guide_Icon Hughes_9450_BGAN_Terminal_Users_Manual MCD-4800 Gadget

MCD-4800 Brochure

MCD-4800 Users Guide

Hughes 9450 BGAN
Users Manual

MCD-4800 Gadget

 
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