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Explorer 700 BGAN Terminal
 Explorer 700 BGAN Terminal
Explorer 700 BGAN Terminal

SKU-BGANT700 - MPN-MCU:403720A
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Ground Control Ships Worldwide
No Longer Manufactured
(replaced by Explorer 710)

The Explorer 700 offers broadband speeds of 492 Kbps Internet connectivity with integrated long-range WiFi (100 meters), making it an excellent multi-purpose high-end BGAN terminal.

Explorer 700 Top Features
Fast - 492 Kbps speeds in both directions - Class 1 BGAN
Powerful Wi-Fi hotspot (up to 328' ft or 100 meters)
Streaming speeds of up to 450 Kbps with BGAN X-Stream
Works with any standard corded or cordless phone
Antenna can be separated by transceiver, so antenna can be mounted outside, and transceiver inside. Ships with 10 meter antenna cable.

The Explorer 700 Control Panel
Explorer 700 Control Panel Interface

Pointing the Explorer 700 is just like the Explorer 300 and 500:
1. Turn power on by pressing the power button.
2. An audible signal strength tone will sound, the display showing strength bar (dBHz reading).
3. Sweep the sky with the terminal until the signal tone increase in frequency.
4. Get the highest signal strength reading possible (using the dBHz scale), and then press OK button.
5. Go to from any browser and connect to the Internet with the 700's Web Interface.

Explorer 700 Connection Ports
Explorer 700 in field
Explorer 700 team use
Explorer 700 on bridge
BGAN military use

A Portable Mobile Office
On the Explorer 700 controller are (from left to right) the Power input (10-32 volts DC, or from an AD/DC power adapter), a USB connection, IO Port for external control or signaling, DC output for charging bluetooth phone (6.2VDC 350mA), an RJ-11 phone port for any corded (or cordless phone), an RJ-11 Fax port, LAN 1 (RJ-45 Ethernet) and LAN#2, for connecting 2 devices (may connect up to 11 using a hub). Finally, there are two ISDN ports for ISDN devices. The Explorer 700 is a 2-part BGAN terminal (controller / antenna) that includes a short and long (10 meter) cable that connects the controller to the antenna. The long cable is helpful to place antenna outside in the elements, while the controller is inside. Watch the video above to see how the parts separate.

Explorer 700 Features
Delivers fasted BGAN Internet speeds possible up to 492 Kbps.
Wireless hotspot can connect any for any in-range device, laptop, smartphone, iPad...
Wi-Fi range is an amazing 100 meters from the terminal (802.11 A/B/G)
2 Ethernet ports (10/100Mbps RJ-45), 2 ISDN Ports (RJ-45), Phone (RJ-11), Fax (RJ-11), USB
2 part terminal (Transceiver splits off from antenna) May place transceiver inside with antenna outside
10-Meter Antenna cable included with purchase.
Support high-speed BGAN streaming service. Broadcast Live Video using BGAN X-Stream
Internet service can be usage based, or pre-paid using standard BGAN Service Plans
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)
Supports approved Group 3 fax machines, and ISDN (64 Kbps) capable devices
Night friendly LCD backlit display with 4 button controls and advanced menu options
Intuitive browser interface screens for advanced controls
One button no-laptop auto-connect auto-activate configurations. Please enquire with Ground Control
Built-in bluetooth for cordless phone operation
Li-Ion battery will last 36 hours in idle mode

Explorer 700 Complete Package Contents
Explorer 700 BGAN Wi-Fi Terminal (transceiver and antenna).
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
AC/DC Recharger
Ethernet/ISDN (RJ45) 2 meter cables
2 Split Cables (connect transceiver to antenna) 0.4 meter and 10 meter lengths
USB Cable 1.8 Meter
Manuals, BGAN Launchpad on Thumbdrive or available online here.

Pointing and using the Explorer 700 BGAN terminal

Explorer 700 Documentation

BGAN Explorer 700 Brochure Explorer 700 Getting Started Explorer 700 Users Manual Explorer 700 Detailed Specifications Explorer 2-wire Phone
Explorer 700 BGAN
Brochure & Specs
Getting Started Users Manual Detailed Specs 2-wire Handset

Thrane Explorer 700 BGAN Video Stream  
The Explorer 700 BGAN terminal from Thrane & Thrane is ideal for live video streaming with BGAN X-Stream service.
The back of the Explorer 700. The transceiver has been removed from the antenna in this picture.
The 700 transceiver is attached to the 700 antenna with one of two included cables. One short 0.4 Meter cable is for keeping the transceiver with the antenna, and the other allows the transceiver to be placed up to 10 meters away, such as inside of a building.
The transceiver interface includes (from right to left) DC input, an I/O interface, DC out, phone port (RJ-11), FAX port (RJ-11) LAN port 1 (RJ-45), LAN port 2, ISDN port 1, ISDN port 2.
Explorer 700 Signal Strength  
The display screen on the Explorer transceiver shows the signal strength for pointing on power-up. It will emit an audible beeping that increases as the system is pointed toward the satellite.
The transceiver itself (which has a rubber carry handle) is placed inside of the antenna Explorer 700 for easy storage and carrying.
There is a built-in compass on top.  
The Explorer 700 is capable of fitting inside of a large laptop case.
Explorer 700 Package Components   BGAN Explorer 700 Backside
Each Explorer 700 ships with the terminal antenna, the transceiver, software & manuals, a power supply with European and U.S. power adapter, USB cable, Ethernet cable, and two antenna cables for long (10m) or short span (0.4m) between the transceiver and the antenna.
The back-side of the Explorer 700 with the transceiver (transceiver) in place.
Explorer 700 Sim Card Slot   BGAN Explorer 700 Battery Pack Li Ion
The Sim Card slot for the Explorer 700 is located inside of the battery slot.
The high-capacity lithium ion battery supplies power to the wireless access point (if activated) as well as transmitter.
The system is self-contained for a run time up to 36 hours on standby.

Integrated 802.11 wireless "A" "B" and "G" connectivity with up to a 100' radius for wireless capable computers.
  BGAN Explorer 700 Pole Mouting Kit
The Explorer 700's antenna can be separated from the controller/transceiver, and mounted outside with a wall or pole mounting bracket. The Explorer 700 ships with a 20 meter antenna cable.
BGAN Ready Case  
Ground Control offers BGAN Ready-Cases that include everything needed to connect to the Internet in a hardened plastic case. more
BGAN coverage is world-wide except for the extreme polar regions. BGAN Coverage Map

Explorer 700 Accessories
BGAN Sim Card
   BGAN Service Sim Card
BGAN Service
All BGAN Terminals require an active account, or "Sim Card" in order to operate. Ground Control offers usage only or Pre-Paid plans with your purchased BGAN equipment.

BGAN Service
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Long Range Cordless Phone for BGAN
Long-Range Cordless Phone(s)
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.

Price $1,995 USD

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BGAN External Battery
External Battery for All BGAN Terminals
Power any BGAN terminal with this external battery pack for added hours of operation. This battery is rated at an impressive 153 watt hours giving any BGAN tremendous operational life. The watt hour rating of the Explorer 700 is 48 Wh, so this battery is like having over 3+ Explorer 700 batteries!... and no need to power off to use.
Price $277 USD

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62 Watt Foldable Solar Panel
80 Watt Foldable Solar Panel - Universal
This 80 watt foldable solar panels is a great way to charge your Explorer 700 BGAN terminal in a no-power location.

Price $445 USD

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 The Explorer 700 BGAN Terminal Specifications
Internet, Email, Phone, VoIP, FTP, FoIP (Fax), SMS Text, Video Streaming

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