Explorer 540 M2M BGAN Terminal

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The Explorer 540 M2M BGAN Terminal

As the world’s first BGAN M2M terminal designed to operate on both Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) and cellular 2G/3G/LTE networks, EXPLORER 540 delivers always available connectivity for critical monitoring and control applications.

The BGAN M2M service uses Inmarsat BGAN to provide a reliable, global, two-way IP data service. It is designed to connect monitoring and control applications in remote, unmanned locations, providing visibility and management of those assets. By combining BGAN M2M with cellular connectivity in the same terminal, EXPLORER 540 gives users the opportunity to choose the best carrier for any location.

Dual Mode BGAN M2M
The EXPLORER 540 is the only Inmarsat BGAN M2M terminal to offer dual mode operation, which provides unique flexibility and M2M data communication cost-control, as it ensures the most cost- effective communication service can be chosen depending on location.

Securing continuity of M2M IP data transfer, which often originates in hard to reach, remote locations, dual-mode operation delivers significant failover capabilities with automatic switching between BGAN and cellular networks.

For organisations transferring critical real-time data within their M2M networks, EXPLORER 540’s dual mode can provide unmatched service availability. The terminal is well suited for bespoke M2M solutions such as IP SCADA for data backhaul, asset tracking, real-time surveillance and remote telemetry.

Designed for any environment
The EXPLORER 540 is a rugged M2M terminal designed to provide reliable and secure IP data in even the harshest environments. At 20 x 20 cm and just 1.6 kg, it is the smallest and lightest BGAN M2M terminal in the market today.

The durable casing and a dust and water resistant IP66 design makes EXPLORER 540 the perfect choice for any kind of fixed installation outside or inside.

System features
  • The EXPLORER 540 is BGAN M2M certified and BGAN Class 2 Type Approved for services such as BGAN Link
  • Lightweight and rugged IP66 design ensures durability for outside mounting - no enclosure needed
  • Polemount included in the package
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Versatile power options with both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 10-32VDC input
  • Two cable glands for easy installation of standard power and Ethernet cables into the back housing
  • Remote management of the terminal via SMS including configuration, debugging, and access to the web interface
  • The optional cellular 2G/3G/LTE Modem is an integrated part of the design
  • Automatic failover between BGAN and the cellular network ensures continuous connectivity.

  • EXPLORER 540 terminal
  • Polemount
  • Multi-Language Installation manual
  • Multi-language webserver and embedded manual (ENG , FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN)
  • 2 Cable Glands and 1 Blanking Plug


Explorer 540 M2M Specifications


Total H / W / D: 202 / 202 / 51.8 mm 7.8 / 7.8 / 1.6 inches
Weight (incl. battery): 1.6kg / 3.5lbs

Data capabilities
Standard IP : Up to 464 kbps
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128 kbps (Not for BGAN M2M)
Voice capabilities (Not for BGAN M2M)
Standard voice: 4 kbps
Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps
EIRP: 15.1 dBW ±1dB
User interface: One LED (Status), 1 Reset Button, web interface
Languages: ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN
Approvals: CE, FCC, IC, C-TICK, Inmarsat Class 2 Type Approved and BGAN M2M Certified

Environmental conditions
Operational (ambient) : -40°C to +75°C / -40°F to +131°F
Storage: -55°C to +80°C / -67°F to +176°F
Relative humidity: 95% non-condensing at +40°C/+104°F
Robustness: 0.5 m/1.64 ft drop on concrete (operational, 95% survival)
Water and dust: IP-66 Compiant

DC input range: 10.5-32VDC
Pin Connector PoE input: Type 2 Class 4 via RJ45
Connector Power consumption:
Standby : 2.8W (TBC)
Transmit : 19W (typical) Off : < 21mW (Wake up function active)

1 x Micro USB interface ( Proprietary for external EXPLORER cellular Modem)
1 x BGAN SIM-Card slot
1 x RJ45 Ethernet interface with PoE
1 x 8 pin Ethernet interface
1 x 3 pin for I/O
1 x 2 pin for DC power input

EXPLORER 540 will start to ship in March/April 2016