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The BGAN Terminal Management Portal displays real-time information from one or more BGAN terminals in the field. Portal features include:
While the portal is useful for single users, it’s ideal for clients with multiple mobile and fixed-location BGAN terminals such as the Hughes 9502. These remote terminals are normally unmanned, so remote monitoring and control is often a necessity.
Network operators can see the entire installed base (worldwide) from one screen and have real-time control over all equipment.
The screen above shows each BGAN SIM card (ICCID), the terminal type (icon), the name given each terminal, the customer number, and the phone number assigned to that terminal. Under ‘Data Sessions’, ‘0’ equals an inactive data session, ‘1’ equals an active data session, and any number greater than ‘1’ shows additional data sessions from other devices connected to that terminal. Also shown is the terminal IP address and the date the terminal was last online.
Click on ‘Get Location’ and the portal will show the precise GPS of each of your terminals by superimposing a BGAN icon on the map as well details of that terminal. The left window shows the installed base and the right is for terminal details.
Below, the detail of a BGAN terminal includes GPS latitude and longitude, the signal quality of the BGAN connection (anything under 50 will become unstable), the spot-beam it’s connected under, the uptime of the data session, its IP address (dynamic or static), and the current amount of data transferred (upload/download) of the active data session.
Google Maps is used to show two BGAN 9201 terminals at this Florida location. You may click on any terminal icon to bring up details of that terminal.
At any time, you can send a command to wake-up or disconnect a BGAN terminal data session. This screen also gives the choice of what kind of data session to open (Standard IP or streaming). Simply click on the ‘Send’ button to make the change.
You also have the option of waking up devices connected to the BGAN terminal based on if they have a DHCP or static IP (or both).
Any action that’s taken place for your installed base is recorded and shown on the history screen. You may drill down and select a single terminal for its independent history.
From the ‘History’ tab, select ‘System Control Messages’ to show a timeline usage of each session. This is insightful for understanding daily usage patters of BGAN terminals and calibrating them for the most efficient use of the network.
There are numerous other functions possible with our management solution, including:
Our management service can monitor all BGAN terminals and IsatPhones, including:
For multi-unit orders, we recommend MPLS private routing. Many will test first using IPSec VPN to one of the Inmarsat satellite access stations in New York, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Italy, Amsterdam, or The Netherlands, and then switch over to MPLS for the duration. We can also issue a unique APN (access point name) that has no ingress to the internet for another layer of network security. More on BGAN M2M Network Security.
Ground Control charges $19 per month per terminal. There’s a one-time $95 activation fee for one or more terminals per quote.
The portal management service may be activated at any time with any BGAN terminal that has been issued by Ground Control. There are no term limits and you may cancel at any time.