Cobham Explorer 540 BGAN Satellite Terminal
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Cobham Explorer 540 BGAN Satellite Terminal


With its ruggedised, C1D2-certified M2M terminal, the Cobham EXPLORER 540 can withstand any environment as it delivers secure IP data on both Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) or cellular networks. EXPLORER 540 is Inmarsat’s only BGAN M2M terminal that comes with dual-mode functionality, and, thanks to its IP66 design, is perfectly suited for indoor or outdoor fixed installation in remote or unmanned locations.

Cobham Explorer 540 BGAN Satellite Terminal
$2,266.31 (Inc. VAT)

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Running a dual network operating mode with automatic switching between BGAN and cellular, the Cobham EXPLORER 540 is the world’s first of its type, and Inmarsat’s only one. It allows critical monitoring and control applications the reliability of “always-on” connectivity and allows users the choice of the best network carrier depending on location.

But the EXPLORER 540 can hold its own in even the harshest, most remote environments. Being water and dust resistant, it is designed to rating IP66 with a tough casing and a pole mount included for extra elevation opportunities. Set up is simple and operation even more so, with remote terminal management functionality available via SMS.

Seamlessly switch between BGAN and cellular networks with the EXPLORER 540 terminal. Such flexibility runs in tandem with the supply of reliable, global, two-way IP data service, making this device perfect for organisations seeking M2M solutions like SCADA, asset tracking, or real-time data gathering.

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Dimensions 202 / 202 / 51.8 mm
8.0 / 8.0 / 2.0 inches
Weight 1.6 kg / 3.5 lbs
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, C1D2, Inmarsat
Class 2 Type Approved and BGAN M2M
Interfaces  Micro USB (For EXPLORER cellular modems)
• BGAN SIM-Card slot
• RJ45 Ethernet connector with PoE
• 8 pin terminal block for Ethernet and PoE
• 3 I/O pins
• 2 pin DC power input
Environmental conditions
Temperature Operational (ambient): -40°C to +55°C / -40°F to +131°F
Extended Operational:> +55°C / +131°F
(Protective power off if internal overheating occurs - typically at +75°C / +167°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 IP66
Hazardous Environments C1D2 Certified
DC input range 10.5-32 VDC Pin Connector
PoE input PoE+ IEEE 802.3at Type 2 Class 4
via RJ45 Connector
Power consumption Standby: 1.9W (@ 12VDC)
3.5W (PoE)
Transmit: 19W (typical)
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