Explorer 300 BGAN Terminal
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The Explorer 300 is an ultra-portable commercial-grade bullet-proof rugged BGAN terminal that operates in mild and extreme environments. This mobile office provides Internet download speeds up to 384 Kbps and upload speeds of 240 Kbps for hours. The Explorer 300 uses the BGAN network for global Internet and phone anywhere you can see the sky.
Explorer 300 Features ►Ultra-portable, lightweight & rugged ► Uses all BGAN service plans - more ►Internet speeds of up to 384Kbps down x 240Kbps up
Reliable and Rugged The Explorer 300 is a time tested BGAN terminal for use in any weather in any location. Frozen tundra, blazing deserts, excessively humid rainforests... the Explorer 300 has been used by 1000's to keep them connected to the world at the touch of a button. While the Explorer 300 does not provide wireless Internet access, this has not kept it from being one of the most popular BGAN terminals for all industries and professions for many years.
How to point and use an Explorer 300 or 500 BGAN terminal
(An Explorer 300 terminal is identical in operation to the Explorer 500)
The Explorer 300 Easy-Use Display
Pointing the Explorer 300
1. Turn power on by pressing the power button.
2. An audible signal strength tone will sound, and the display will show a signal strength.
3. Sweep the sky with the terminal until the signal strength readings increase.
4. Get the highest signal strength possible, and then press OK (register) button.
5. Run the BGAN Launchpad software from a connected laptop to connect to the Internet. (Ground Control can configure the Explorer 300 to auto-connect by just pressing the "OK" Register button. No need to use the Launchpad utility. Please request Auto-Connect when ordering).
Once the BGAN terminal display shows it is connected, simply plug the Ethernet cable from the terminal to your laptop... that's it! Access the Internet and email the way you normally would.
Explorer 300 Features Delivers high-speed Internet of up to 384 Kbps
Ultra portable 6.6" x 8.5" x 2.1" (168 x 217 x 52mm). Fits in a small laptop case
Lightweight - 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Outdoor safe - Superior Ingress rating of IP54 - Built for extreme weather
Operates in -13° F to +131° F degrees (-25° to +55° C)
Internet service can be usage based, or pre-paid using standard BGAN Service Plans
Internet connectivity is via Ethernet cable to any laptop (the 300 provides WiFi with this option)
Directly connect any standard corded or cordless phone into the RJ-11 phone jack
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 texts are not charged)
Night friendly LCD backlit display with 4 button controls and advanced menu options
Intuitive browser interface screens for advanced controls
Optional One-button auto-connect configuration
Built-in bluetooth for cordless phone operation
Li-Ion battery will last 36 hours in idle mode
Explorer 300 Complete Package Contents ►Explorer 300 BGAN terminal ►Rechargeable Li-Ion battery ►AC/DC power supply ►Ethernet cable (2 meter) ►User documentation also available online here
Explorer 300 BGAN Photos
The Explorer 300 is time tested reliable in the most extreme of conditions.
The Explorer 300 Battery will last up to 36 hours on standby (able to receive calls).
There is a built-in compass to help locate the direction of the BGAN satellite. Use this BGAN Look Angle Map to help with finding compass heading and elevation of any BGAN satellite from your location.
The Explorer 300 has a wide sensor sweep of over 7 degrees, so finding the satellite signal takes only moments. Also the 300 display shows signal strength for easy fine-tuning.
Power, Ethernet and phone ports are sealed from the elements with rubber caps when not in use.
The SIM Card slot of the Explorer 300 is just behind the battery. More information on BGAN SIM Cards.
BGAN terminals give many organizations instant Internet and phone connectivity at any destination they enter into. BGAN can be a primary or secondary emergency connection when others fail.
Satellite is normally the only way first responders are able to connect with the outside world during a disaster, or just in a remote location. The 300 is a proven lifesaver, used by many professionals worldwide.
Ground Control offers an Explorer 300 Hardened Ready-Case for $1,199 that includes a phone, WiFi adapter (turns the 300 into WiFi access point), and a DC vehicle adapter. Create a mobile office anywhere. Order below.
BGAN service is available world-wide except for the the extreme polar regions. BGAN Coverage Map
Charge your Explorer 300 BGAN terminal with this 80 watt foldable solar panel that provides power in no-power locations. May connect/charge other devices to it as well. Rated at 18 volts. An very necessary item if power is not readily available. SKU: BGANSOLARX1
Charge your Explorer 300, laptop and smartphone at night This 150 Watt Hour portable generator-battery includes both AC power and DC power to charge your laptop and Explorer 300 BGAN terminal at the same time and leave power to spare for other devices. Can also itself be quickly charged during the day by the foldable solar panel option above. An excellent combination for no-power locations. Weighs less than 5 lbs. More Information SKU: BGANGENX01
While you may use any standard 2-wire phone with this terminal, this handset phone from Cobham Satcom doesn't require a cradle, and has been designed for use with any BGAN terminal. Brochure MPN-403625B BGANAE004
The Explorer 300 enclosd in an all-weather Pelican case. This is a complete mobile office package that includes the Explorer 300, a phone, a WiFi adapter to make the 300 a WiFi hotspot, a DC vehicle power adaper, cabling and documentation on a flash drive. Great for traveling into extreme environments, or long term storage.
These rugged cordless phones stay connected up to 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the BGAN terminal. Simply plug the phone cord from the base-station/case into the BGAN phone jack and turn it on... no other configuration is required. Perfect for working indoors or anything that requires phone connectivity at distance from the BGAN terminal.
Carry a spare BGAN SIM Card as a backup to your primary account. Card may be be swapped with primary card in any BGAN terminal. Separate accounts, or just have in case you need to recharge your suspended primary account. More on BGAN Sim Cards
Cut online usage to a trickle with a BGAN optimized laptop. This Windows 7 computer monitors usage, reduces email and web data, as well as provide other options such as video conferencing. All the tools needed to make the BGAN experience exceptional. Information on the BGAN Optimized Laptop
Why Choose Ground Control? While there are other resellers you could choose to purchase your BGAN equipment and service from... with Ground Control, you are working with a BGAN Internet Service Provider and not just a reseller. We also provide a no-cost BGAN Firewall option for high-security, and Auto-Registration pre-configuration for one-button activations... and many many other benefits. Please speak with a Ground Control sales representative to help you find the most cost effective satellite communications solution for any situation.