The MCD-4800 “Mobile Communications Device”, also known as “The Football”, is an auto-pointing BGAN satellite terminal that requires no user training to operate. Simply place the weatherproof case on the ground or on a boat deck… or on any surface with a clear view of the sky, rain-or-shine, anywhere in the world and turn it on and then close the lid – no pointing necessary.
Within a minute the MCD-4800 becomes a powerful WiFi hotspot accessible by any wireless device within a 100 meter range for up to 5 hours on internal battery power. This auto-pointing solution uses the high performance Hughes 9450TW in-motion BGAN terminal integrated with our proprietary mobile electronics for a ruggedized self-contained, in-field or on sea, user-friendly global communications link.
Supports Other Communication Channels
While the MCD-4800 is primarily used as a wireless hotspot, the front panel includes a weather sealed Ethernet port and a phone port to connect a laptop or a standard analog phone. The charge port has a watertight seal for several external power sources such as a portable solar panel, external battery, or vehicle power adapter.
The display shows current system status and remaining battery power and a light sensor allows the display to be backlit at night (the backlight may be enabled/disabled). The MCD-4800 only has one button, the power button located inside of the case which makes is easily operated by anyone.
Built For Extreme Environments
The MCD-4800 is enclosed in a watertight hardened plastic Pelican case, and the case lid is normally closed for full operation. It operates in heavy rain and will transmit with 20mm of ice buildup before transmission issues. It is rated at IP67, which means it can withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter. In extremely hot environments, we recommend the case lid be slightly opened for venting for long duration use to avoid heat buildup inside the case.
The MCD-4800 integrates the Hughes 9450TW BGAN terminal into in a ruggedized Pelican 1450 case (flyaway case) with Ground Control engineered electronics and software.
System components include:
- AC/DC power-supply/charger with international plug adapters (US, UK, AU, EU, China, N. Europe)
- 12V vehicle mini-inverter
- Cradled analog phone
- Laminated quickstart guide (affixed to case lid)
- User manuals
- Small ruggedized bag to hold all components.
MCD-4800 BGAN Rental
Rent an MCD-4800 “The Football” BGAN Terminal with everything needed for global Internet and voice, on land or at sea. Just call or email us and we’ll do the rest.
Rental MCD-4800 system includes: MCD-4800 BGAN terminal, AC/DC power supply charger, analog phone, mini-inverter vehicle power/charging, plugs for US, UK, EU, AU, miniature compass,USB flash drive with user manuals, and a carry bag for accessories.
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