Cobham Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal


The most feature-rich portable BGAN satellite terminal available, the Explorer 710 is designed for power users and live video broadcasters. For operation in extreme conditions, the Explorer 710 has the unique ability to separate the antenna from the transceiver with an optional antenna cable.

Data sheet

Powerful, Portable BGAN Terminal

The EXPLORER 710 is the flagship Explorer BGAN terminal tied with the Hughes 9211 for the fastest speed possible of any BGAN terminal.

The carry portable office provides high-speed internet access with multiple interfaces for countless applications. Connect your laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the 710’s Wi-Fi hotspot with a powerful 100-meter Wi-Fi range. Internet browsing, email, live video broadcasting, phone services, large file transfers, and even video conferencing are all available with standard BGAN service.

For video broadcasters, BGAN streaming services are available for a unshared 650Kbps channel for reduced jitter, video dropouts, or fast file transfer.

Explorer Connect Smartphone App

Download the free iPhone or Android app and use your smartphone and tablet to connect, monitor, control and communicate. As well as enabling control and configuration of the terminal, the app also turns a smartphone into a satellite phone to make and receive voice calls.

This does not degrade Internet service since calls are connecting with a different “regional” beam (Internet is a “narrow beam“).

Two-Part Terminal

The Explorer 710 is unlike other portable BGAN terminals in that the antenna may be separated from the transceiver and be mounted on an external pole mount, up to 80 meters away with the optional antenna cable. This setup is ideal for permanent installations where the antenna may need to be located in an awkward location.

  • A Class-1 BGAN with up to 492 x 492Kbps speeds
  • Fastest for live-streaming – 650Kbps both directions with BGAN HDR
  • Powerful Wi-Fi hotspot (up to 328 feet or 100 meters)
  • Control app includes phone support for any type of smartphone
  • One-button auto-connect to the internet (after pointing). Easy to use by anyone
  • Operates with all BGAN service plans: monthly, prepaid, or streaming
  • Operates with any iPhone or Android phone for system control as well as calling
  • Large display and keypad with ability to configure system without laptop
  • Intuitive browser interface screens for advanced controls
  • USB recharge port (.5 amp or 2 amp) for recharging smartphones and other devices
  • Portable size – the 710 dimensions are 11″ W x 13″ H x 2.13″ inches (279 x 332 x 54 mm)
  • Operates in very cold or very hot weather at -25°C to +55°C / -13°F to +131°F
  • Dimensions (HxWXD): 13″ x 11″ x 2.13″ (27.9 x 33.2 x 5.4 cm) Weight:7 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • Satellite Service: Inmarsat BGAN – Provided by Ground Control
  • Voice/Premium Voice: 4kbps / 3.1 kHz audo, 64 kbps
  • Standard IP Data: Up to 492 kbps (Rx) 492 kbps (Rx). Class-1 BGAN terminal
  • Streaming IP: 32Kbps, 64Kbps, 128Kbps, 176Kbps , 256Kbps and BGAN X-Stream
  • HDR Streaming: 600 kbps (300 kbps half-channel)
  • ISDN: UDI 64 kbps / RDI 56 kbps
  • WLAN Interface: 802.11 b/g up to 100 meter (328 feet) radius.
  • Interfaces: 2 x RJ45 LAN / PoE, 1 x RJ11 phone, 1 x USB 2.0 host, 1 x RJ45 ISDN
  • Power: – 10-32 VDC / 100-240VAC
  • Terminal Colors – White (default) – Tan
  • Battery: Hot-Swappable Lithium Ion (Rechargeable) Up to 3.5hrs usage, Recharge: less than 3hrs
  • Operating Temperature: -25°C to +55°C / -13°F to +131°F
  • Storage Temperatures (excl. battery): -40°C to +80°C / -40°F to +176°F
  • Humidity: 95% RH at +40°C (+104F)
  • Environmental (Antenna): IP 66 for dust and rain
  • Environmental (Transceiver): IP52for dust and rain
  • Supported Languages – UK, FR, DE, ES, RU, CN
  • Standard Warranty – 2 year parts and labor – Extended warranties available

*These are example plans only. For full details of our BGAN airtime options, please visit our BGAN service plans page.

100 MB Prepaid SIM
300 MB Prepaid SIM
1200 MB Prepaid SIM
3 GB Prepaid SIM
Pricing (USD):
Inclusive Data:
100 MB ($5.25 per MB)
300 MB ($4.89 per MB)
1,200 MB ($4.70 per MB)
3 GB
Valid For:
90 days
1 year
1 year
1 year

Rent a Explorer BGAN Terminal with everything needed for $20 a day with free rental days depending on the service plan chosen. Just call or email us and we’ll do the rest. Should you require a service plan that covers streaming service, please contact us to tailor a plan to fit.

  • Explorer 710 BGAN terminal (Transceiver and Antenna)
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • AC/DC power supply – Input 100 to 240 Volts AC
  • DC Vehicle power cable
  • International plug adapters – US, UK, EU, AU, China
  • Short split cable. Connects transceiver and antenna
  • 6′ of Ethernet cable
  • Quickstart Guide – Paper booklet
  • Quickstart guides and manuals on flash drive
  • All packaged in a hardened Pelican case.

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