Addvalue Safari BGAN Satellite Terminal
Addvalue Safari BGAN Satellite Terminal

Addvalue Safari

Magnetic mounts secure this compact 10″ domed satellite antenna to the top of any vehicle roof. Simply turn it on to create a moving (or parked) wireless Internet hotspot with phone.

The Addvalue (previously Wideye) Safari connects to the Internet at broadband speeds (464 Kbps down, 448 up) and is ideal for professionals that require a no-hassle mobile office. As long as line-of-sight to a geostationary satellite exists, connectivity is assured… everywhere.

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Key Features

  • Can be used globally with the same BGAN service plan.
  • Up to 464 Kbps download, 448Kbps upload internet speeds.
  • Wireless hotspot can connect any for any in-range device, laptop, smartphone, iPad, etc.
  • Wi-Fi range up to 100 meters (or more). Great for parked Wi-Fi hotspots for any event.
  • Connectivity can be via Ethernet cable and/or wireless.
  • Simple three-piece design: roof-mount antenna (w/10 meter cable), controller, and handset phone.
  • Easy to transport. Place system in a small suitcase for use anywhere.
  • Weather-resistant – even the in-car controller is rated for limited external use – IP 44 ingress.
  • Internet service can be usage-based or prepaid 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).
  • Phone voicemail, phonebook, web portal for customization.
  • Fax (Group 3) capable.
  • Domed antenna available in white or tan colors (please specify preferred color on ordering).
  • Includes GPS output for GPIOs for external applications.
  • Remote access of system – capable of tracking and fleet management applications. more
  • Integrated web console for system status, parameters.

Tech Specification

  • Device Capabilities Internet, Email, Phone, FTP, FoIP (Fax), SMS Text, Video Streaming
  • Internet Speeds Up to 448/464Kbps (send/receive) – Link to BGAN service plans
  • Global Voice 4Kbps AMBE +2 (uses included two-wire IP-66 phone)
  • Streaming CIR 1:1 Speeds Options of 32, 64, and 128Kbps.
  • Ethernet 2 – RJ-45 POE (power over Ethernet)
  • Phone ports One for handset, two for RJ-11 for standard analog phones
  • SMS Texting Up to 160 characters (3G standard)
  • Streaming Services 32, 64, and 128Kbps
  • Router Single or multi-user with NAT and DHCP on/off options, MAC filtering
  • Wireless 802.11 b,g (100 meters. 200 meters possible), 64 + 128 WEP security,
  • Turning Rate 60° per second
  • Controller to Antenna Cable Length 3 meters – Flexible and narrow (may fit in most door jambs)
  • Water and Dust Rating – Antenna IP 66
  • Operational Temperature -13° to 131°F (-25°C to 55°C)
  • Storage Temperature -40° to 85°C
  • Max Power Consumption – Operating 60 Watts
  • DC Input Power 10.8 to 32 volts DC (vehicle battery)
  • Humidity 95% non-condensing at 40°C


Magnetic mounts secure this compact 10″ domed satellite antenna to the top of any vehicle roof. Simply turn it on to create a moving (or parked) wireless internet hotspot with phone.

The Addvalue Safari connects to the internet at broadband speeds (464Kbps down, 448Kbps up) and is ideal for professionals that require a no-hassle mobile office. As long as line-of-sight to a geostationary satellite exists, connectivity is assured – everywhere.

Internet and Phone

The complete Safari system is composed of three parts – (1) The humidity-resistant IP44 rated in-car controller/transceiver with built-in wireless access. (2) An IP66-rated all-weather handset with color status display. (3) A weatherproof IP66-rated roof magnetic mounted antenna dome.

Any wireless device may connect up to 100 meters (328 feet) from the vehicle. The Wi-Fi access point can also be turned off, and any device may connect via Ethernet cable. Everything is automatic once the unit is turned on – just open browser to access the internet or open any email program.

The included digital display handset phone may make and receive calls from anyone in the world for $0.99 cents per minute. The phone includes voicemail, call forwarding, call blocking, etc. – all the normal voice services.

Global Coverage and Service

The Addvalue Safari connects to any of the four geostationary Inmarsat I-4 satellites using the BGAN satellite network to connect to the internet. This process is automatic and there’s no action required for operation other than turning the unit on, no matter where in the world the device is located.

With Ground Control service, BGAN terminals may connect anywhere on the globe except for the poles. If you’re within one of the below regions, you may connect at broadband speeds and make and receive phone calls from anywhere.


Ports and Power

The system uses 60 watts of power and runs off vehicle 12-volt power, either directly wired or through the included 12-volt adapter that plugs into the vehicle power port. Pack the compact Safari into a suitcase or ship it to any location.

In addition to internet and phone, the Safari supports faxing and SMS messaging. Connection ports on the terminal include two phone ports (RJ11), one fax port (RJ11), two Ethernet LAN ports (RJ45), one RS232 port for GPS output, and four GPIO ports for external control or indications.

Addvalue Safari Contents:

  • 9.9″ inch domed tracking antenna
  • In-car transceiver (controller) with Wi-Fi
  • 3 meters flexible controller to antenna cable
  • Primary handset with 1.8 meter cable and cradle
  • 1.5 meters Ethernet cable
  • 1 meter GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output cable)
  • 1 meter DC power cable for direct connection to vehicle power
  • 3 meter DC power cable with 12 volt vehicle plug adapter
  • 1.8 meter serial port cable for GPS output
  • Mag-mount and permanent roof mounting hardware
  • Rubber tape (for sealing connector on antenna)
  • Quick start guide, user manual, installation manuals on USB flash drive

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Permanent or Temporary Mounting Options

The Wideye Safari easily mounts on top of any vehicle roof with three rubberized mag-mounts. Permanent mounting hardware is also included.

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Mag Mounting Hardware

The Mag-Mounting hardware includes noise dampening washers. These magnets are strong enough to withstand any wind, but not so strong that the antenna can't be removed from the roof.

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WiFi Hotspot up to 100m / 328ft

The Wideye Safari includes a wireless access point for any in range device to connect (up to 100 meters or 328 feet). Note that the three green LED's on top of the transceiver show that the system is online.

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Transceiver Connection Ports

There are quite a few connection ports on the back of the Safari transceiver, including a POE (Power Over Ethernet) connection, and GPS output for setting up a navigation system. Please refer to the Wideye Safari Users Manual for more information.

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The Primary Handset

While any phone may work with the Wideye Safari, the primary handset color display shows many options, including system status, voicemail, SMS text messaging, etc.

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Transceiver Power Options

The Wideye Safari transceiver is connected to 12 volt vehicle power either directly, or with a 12 volt vehicle power plug. Also shown is the included primary handset with system display screen.

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3m Antenna Cable

The 3 meter antenna cable is small and flexible enough to feed between most vehicle door jambs. This avoids having to run the cable through a partially open window.

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Designed for Vehicle Use

The Wideye Safari is a powerful in-motion BGAN terminal that performs anywhere on the planet with a wide range of features.