Cobham Explorer 510 Portable Inmarsat BGAN Terminal

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Price: $2,494.44



EXPLORER 510 BGAN Terminal

Ultra-portable and easy to use, this lightweight BGAN terminal is a powerful next generation tool for field communication worldwide. EXPLORER 510 will be available in December 2014.

A new way to connect
EXPLORER 510 is focused on wireless connectivity. It harnesses the power of the new EXPLORER Connect App, which turns your Android and IOS smartphones and tablets into powerful satellite communications tools. When it comes to setting up you can be online in minutes using your own wireless devices. The USB host allows wired connections to the terminal and the optional EXPLORER LTE dongle, so you can use local cellular if available and switch to BGAN when needed.

Professional performance
Whether you're reporting the news, exploring for natural resources, doing commercial or government business or helping people in emergencies, EXPLORER 510's high quality voice and broadband up to 464 kbps offer the performance you need to carry out your work in the field. Regardless of location or environment, with EXPLORER 510 you can make and receive calls, use email, access the web, connect to your corporate network, stream video & audio, and harness the power of work specific IP applications to make sure you get the job done.

At 200mm x 200mm x 50mm, EXPLORER 510 is smaller than a standard laptop and weighs less than 1.4 kg. In fact, it's the smallest EXPLORER BGAN terminal ever but despite its compact size it delivers reliable communication in any conditions. Your ability to communicate and do your job will not weigh you down with EXPLORER 510. Its unique design makes it an ideal tool for field communication on its own, or as a companion alongside EXPLORER 710 or a semi-permanent EXPLORER VSAT terminal.

Reliable connectivity
EXPLORER 510 draws from the established EXPLORER legacy, offering the same high-quality materials and manufacturing, but featuring a whole new design direction for this leading series of satellite terminals. Media, government, humanitarian and utility users know that EXPLORER terminals are designed and built to last. So whether you are helping people on the fault line, creating news on the frontline or measuring flow on a pipeline, you know you can rely on EXPLORER 510 to connect every time.



Dimensions Total H / W / D:
202 / 202 / 51.8 mm
7.8 / 7.8 / 1.6 inches

Weight (incl. battery):
1.4kg / 3.1lbs

Data capabilities
Standard IP: Up to 464 kbps
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128 kbps

Voice capabilities
Standard voice: 4 kbps
Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps

Text capabilities
SMS:160 characters

Inmarsat frequencies:
1518.0 - 1525.0 MHz (Rx) (EMEA)
1525.0 - 1559.0 MHz (Rx)
1626.5 - 1660.5 MHz (Tx)
1668.0 - 1675.0 MHz (Tx) (EMEA)

15.1 dBW ±1dB

User interface:
Two LED (WLAN, Status), 1 Power Button USB Host, Cobham web interface

UK, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN

CE, FCC, IC Inmarsat Class 2 Type Approval


WLAN Access Point Standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

1 x USB host interface Version: 2.0 (host) Charging: Up to 1A

1 x BGAN SIM-Card slot

Environmental conditions

Temperature Operational (ambient): -25°C to +55°C / -13°F to +131°F Storage (excl. battery): -40°C to +80°C / -40°F to +176°F

Battery storage temperature 1 month: -20°C / -4°F to +60°C / +140°F 3 months: -20°C / -4°F to +45°C / +113°F 1 year: -20°C / -4°F to +20°C / +68°F

Relative humidity: 95% non-condensing at +40°C/+104°F

Robustness: 0.5 m/1.64 ft drop on concrete (operational, 95% survival)

Storage temperature: -40°C to +80°C -40°F to +176°F

Water and dust: IP-66 Compiant (TBC)


DC input range: 10.5-32VDC

Power consumption Standby / transmit: 0.8W / 14W (typical) During charging: 38W (max.) Connector type: 2.5mm EIAJ RC-5320-IV

AC/DC power supply Input: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 50W Output: 19VDC

Built-in Battery: Lithium ion (rechargeable)

Stand-by time (TBC): 36h, 0°C/+32°F to 55°C/+131°

Standard call: 3h, 0°C/+32°F to 55°C/+131°

Premium voice call: 1h30m, 0°C/+32°F to +55°C/+131°F

Receive time, max.: 3h30m @ 128kbps (25°C / 77°F)

Transmit time, max.: 2h15m @ 128kbps (25°C / 77°F)

Min. number of charges: 300

Recharge time: Less than 3 hours

Charge temperature: 0°C / +32°F to +45°C /+113°

Product Downloads

How to setup and register the Cobham EXPLORER 510 (video)

How to place a call using the Explorer 510 and the Explorer Connect App (video)