Portable Global Satellite Internet & Phone

BGAN Terminals

Connect any laptop, smartphone or any wireless device to a BGAN portable satellite terminal for Internet and phone from anywhere on the planet. BGAN terminals are small enough to fit inside of a laptop case yet deliver usable Internet speeds of up to 492 Kilobits per second.

BGAN is the hands-down winner for carry-portable global high-speed Internet and ease of operation by anyone. View coverage map.

Key Features

• Compact. All terminals will fit into a laptop case.
 
• High-speed IP data (internet) to any connected device.
 
• Works with standard phones or smartphones (with some BGAN terminals).
 
• Can use internet and phone service simultaneously.
 
• Incoming calls are free, only outgoing calls are billed.
 
• Self-contained, runs on internal battery for hours.
 
• Optional public/static IP that can be used worldwide.
 
• Voicemail, call hold, call waiting.

• Voicemail, call hold, call waiting.
 
• SMS text messaging – free incoming SMS.
 
• Optional firewall controls for any BGAN.
 
• Battery life on any BGAN terminal is normally 36 hours of idle use.
 
• All terminals may connect to 12-volt power with optional DC vehicle port adapter.
 
• All terminals work with different international AC wall power (US, UK, EU, AU standards).
 
• A BGAN terminal is capable of operating in all countries, and we ship worldwide.

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Portable BGAN Terminal Comparison Chart

Explorer 510

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Explorer 710

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Hughes 9202M

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Hughes 9211

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MCD-4800 "The Football"

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Price:
$3,192.00
$8,554.00
$3,099.00
$4,665.00
$9,990.00
Size (L x W x H):
7.8 x 7.8 x 1.6″
11 x 13 x 2.13″
8.5 x 8.5″
13.6 x 10.8″
10.2 x 7.7″
Weight:
3.1 lbs / 1.4 kg
7 lbs / 3.2 kg
3.3 lbs / 1.5 kg
4.45 lbs / 2.02 kg
25 lbs / 11.5 kg
Battery Life (in use):
3.5 Hours
3.5 Hours
3.25 Hours
4 Hours
6 Hours
Internet Speeds:
448 ↑ 464 ↓ Kbps
492 ↑ 492 ↓ Kbps
448 ↑ 464 ↓ Kbps
492 ↑ 492 ↓ Kbps
448 ↑ 464 ↓ Kbps
Video Streaming:
32, 64, 128 Kbps
32, 64, 128, 256, 450, 650 Kbps
32, 64, 128 Kbps
32, 64, 128, 256, 450, 650 Kbps
32, 64, 128 Kbps

Other Features:

Environmental rating: IP66
Operating temperature with battery: -13°F to +131°F
Data interface: USB to ethernet or WiFi

Environmental rating: IP55
Operating temperature with battery: -13°F to +131°F
Data interface: Ethernet 2 ports

Environmental rating: IP55
Operating temperature with battery: +23°F to +131°F
Data interface: Ethernet

Environmental rating: IP55
Operating temperature with battery: +23°F to +131°F
Data interface: Ethernet

Environmental rating: IP66
Operating temperature with battery: -22°F to +130°F
Data interface: Ethernet

Price:
$3,192.00
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$8,554.00
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$3,099.00
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$4,665.00
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$9,990.00
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Mobile BGAN Terminals Comparison Chart

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Hughes 9450-C11

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Hughes 9450-C11

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Explorer 323

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Explorer 325

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Explorer 727

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Price:
From $5,732.00
From $10,265.00
$4,420.00
$6,698.00
$14,432.00
Antenna Size:
(H) 119mm x (Ø) 252mm
(H) 152mm x (Ø) 477mm
(H) 97mm x (Ø) 321mm
(H) 128mm x (Ø) 349mm
(H) 152mm x (Ø) 477mm
Antenna Weight:
2 Kg
5.5 Kg
3.9 Kg
3.6 Kg
6 Kg
Power:
12 or 24VDC vehicle power
12 or 24VDC vehicle power
12-24VDC input 35W max
10.5-32VDC input 150W max
10.5-32VDC input 150W max
Internet Speeds:
448 ↑ 464 ↓ Kbps
492 ↑ 492 ↓ Kbps
384 ↑ 225 ↓ Kbps
448 ↑ 464 ↓ Kbps
492 ↑ 492 ↓ Kbps
Streaming:
32, 64, and 128 Kbps
32, 64, 128, and 256 Kbps
32 and 64 Kbps
32, 64, and 128 Kbps
32, 64, 128 and 256 Kbps | up to 450 Kbps BGAN X-Stream when stationary

Other Features:

Environmental rating (antenna): IP56
Operating temperature: -13°F to +131°F
Data interface: Ethernet ports x 4
Wide range of connectivity options

Environmental rating (antenna): IP56
Operating temperature: -13°F to +131°F
Data interface: Ethernet ports x 4
Wide range of connectivity options

Environmental rating (antenna): IP66
Operating temperature: -13°F to +131°F
Data interface: Ethernet port x 1

Environmental rating (antenna): IP56
Operating temperature: -13°F to +131°F
Data interface: Ethernet ports x 2, RJ-11 x 1, GPIO x 1

Environmental rating (antenna): IP56
Operating temperature: -13°F to +131°F
Data interface: Ethernet ports x 4, RJ45 ISDN x 1, GPIO x 1

Price:
From $5,732.00
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From $10,265.00
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$4,420.00
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$6,698.00
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$14,432.00
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Total broadband freedom

BGAN (pronounced ‘Be-gan’) is short for ‘broadband global area network”. Basically, BGAN terminals are the size of a laptop and connect to the internet through a satellite connection no matter where you are in the world.

There are about 18 kinds of BGAN terminals, most of which are small enough to fit inside a laptop case. They all do pretty much the same thing – high-speed internet and phone.

Connecting your computer to a BGAN terminal is done with a simple Ethernet cable or, as with some terminals, through a Wi-Fi connection – great for when you want to be inside while the terminal is outside, or you have a smart device where Wi-Fi is required.

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A clear view of the sky

To connect to the satellite, a BGAN terminal must have line-of-sight to one of the four BGAN satellites, meaning there can’t be any trees, walls, or buildings between the terminal and the satellite. Often, a BGAN terminal is placed outside but in can be inside and point through a window if the satellite can be seen.

If you’re within one of the four colored regions, BGAN service will operate on the same service plan with Ground Control. View coverage map.

These four satellites (owned by Inmarsat) are in stationary orbit around the planet, so no matter where the BGAN is, it can connect. Only the extreme polar regions are unable to connect because the satellites are below the horizon and can’t be seen.

BGAN voice calls

Each BGAN SIM card is issued an ‘international’ phone number and incoming calls are free – however, the calling party is charged for making an international call. BGAN voice calling is superior to handheld satellite phones because the antenna is much larger and, unlike some satellite phones that connect with moving satellites, BGAN connects to a single stationary satellite avoiding call drops in increasing the overall call quality.

BGAN terminals don’t require an external power source for idle operation with an average of 36 hours per charged battery. These systems are field proven and have been invaluable communications tools to thousands of professionals and organizations worldwide for years.

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How to use a BGAN terminal

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Why purchase your BGAN device and airtime from us?

While there are other resellers you could choose to purchase your BGAN equipment and service from, with Ground Control, you're working with a BGAN internet service provider and not a reseller.

We also provide a no-cost BGAN firewall option for high-security and auto-registration pre-configuration for one-button activations - and any many other benefits. Please call or email us, or complete the form, and we'll help you find the mmost cost-effective satellite communications solution for any situation.
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