BGAN Terminal Comparison Chart

This table compares the BGAN terminals Ground Control offers. If you’d like any help choosing a terminal, please get in touch with the Ground Control team.

Device

Explorer 510

Explorer 710

Hughes 9202M

Hughes 9211

MCD-4800 “The Football”

Price

$3,192

$8,554

$3,099

$4,665

$13,495

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

Class Type

Class 2

Class 1 – Advanced

Class 2

Class 1

Class 2

WiFi (802.11)

Wireless b/g/n

Wireless b/g

Wireless b/g/n

Wireless b/g/n

Wireless b

Supports Phone Calls

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Supports SMS (texting)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Supports Faxing (Group 3)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Data Interface

USB to Ethernet or WiFi

Ethernet 2 Ports

Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Battery Life (When in use)

3.5 Hours

3.5 Hours

3.25 Hours

4 Hours

6 Hours

ISDN

Unknown

65 Kbps via RJ-45

No

No

65 Kbps via RJ-45

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

Operating Temperature with Battery

-13°F to +131°F
-25°C to +55°C

-13°F to +131°F
-25°C to +55°C

+23°F to +131°F
-5°C to +55°C

+23°F to +131°F
-5°C to +55°C

-22°F to +130°F
-25°C to +55°C

Operating Temperature with External Power

-13°F to +131°F
-25°C to +55°C

-13°F to +131°F
-25°C to +55°C

-13°F to +140°F
-25°C to +60°C

-13°F to +131°F
-25°C to +55°C

-22°F to +130°F
-25°C to +55°C

Environmental

IP 66

IP 55

IP 55

IP 55

IP 66

Bluetooth

No

No

No

No

No

Voicemail

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Optional External Antenna

No

Yes

Yes, auto-tracking

Yes, auto-tracking

No

Best Feature

Most portable

650 Kbps streaming

One button connect

650 Kbps streaming

Auto-pointing on land or sea