The MCD-Voyager mobile communications device is an auto-pointing Thuraya satellite terminal that requires no user training to operate. Simply place the weather-tight case on the ground, on a boat deck, or on any surface with a clear view of the sky, rain or shine, almost anywhere in the eastern hemisphere, and turn it on – no pointing necessary.
Within a minute the MCD-Voyager becomes a powerful Wi-Fi hotspot accessible by any wireless device within a 100-meter range for up to five hours on internal battery power. This auto-pointing solution uses the high performance Thuraya Voyager in-motion terminal integrated with our proprietary mobile electronics for a ruggedized self-contained, in-field, user-friendly Wi-Fi communications link.
Built For Extreme Environments
The MCD-VOYAGER is enclosed in a watertight hardened plastic Pelican case and the case lid does not need to be opened in order for it to fully function. It operates in heavy rain and will still be able to transmit even with 20mm of ice buildup. While there is an internal fan, we do recommend the case lid be slightly cracked opened for venting for long duration use in warm weather to avoid heat buildup inside the case.
While the MCD-Voyager is primarily used as a wireless hotspot, the front panel includes two Ethernet ports that are weather-sealed when not in use.
The charge port is also a watertight seal for several external power sources such as a portable solar panel, external battery, or vehicle power 12-volt adapter, which is included with each system. The display shows current system status and remaining battery power. A light sensor automatically backlights the display during night operations. The MCD-Voyager only has only one button to operate – the power button located inside of the case.
Thuraya IP Service
The MCD-Voyager uses the Thuraya IP service, which is often less expensive than larger stationary satellite dish services. Thuraya IP service offers unlimited use for the first 30 gigabytes at full speed 444Kbps, over that and it slows to 64Kbps for unlimited use (plans may vary depending on provider).
Other-less expensive monthly plans are available but the cost per megabyte can be much higher. Please contact Ground Control if you are looking for a Thuraya IP service provider for your MCD-Voyager.
The MCD-VOYAGER integrates the Thuraya IP VOYAGER terminal into in a ruggedized Pelican 1450 case (flyaway case) with Ground Control engineered electronics and software.
- MCD-VOYAGER terminal case
- AC/DC power supply charger
- Mini-inverter for running off a vehicle power port
- Laminated Quickstart guide affixed to lid
- International plugs U.S., U.K., European, Australian, China, N. Europe
- Miniature compass, to help in finding obstacle to the Thuraya satellite
- USB flash drive with user manuals, mobile status gadget, software
- Carry bag to hold contents of system components