Copenhagen, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM has started
shipping its new EXPLORER 540 BGAN M2M terminal, following Inmarsat
Class 2 Type Approval and Inmarsat BGAN M2M certification. EXPLORER
540 is the world's first Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication
terminal designed to operate on both Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband
Global Area Network) and LTE/3G/2G cellular networks.
EXPLORER 540 delivers real-time M2M communication for diverse
applications including IP SCADA for data backhaul, asset tracking,
real-time surveillance and remote telemetry. It brings with it the
same operational reliability that has helped to establish EXPLORER
as a leading brand within land mobile BGAN and VSAT satellite
As the only M2M terminal to offer dual-mode operation, EXPLORER
540 provides unique installation flexibility and M2M data
communication cost-control, as it ensures the most cost-effective
communication service can be chosen depending on location of the
installation and service quality/availability.
Securing continuity of M2M IP data transfer, which often
originates in hard to reach, remote locations, dual-mode operation
also delivers significant failover capabilities with automatic
switching to the secondary service should EXPLORER 540 detect that
its primary communication service is unavailable. The EXPLORER 540
LTE Modem is optional and integrates into the back of the EXPLORER
540 BGAN M2M terminal. The LTE modem will be introduced later this
"Resilience, cost-control and installation flexibility have
driven development of EXPLORER 540, resulting in a terminal
suitable for the most critical M2M networks, where availability of
service in remote locations is crucial for operational continuity
and safety," said Henrik Nørrelykke, VP Land Business, Cobham
SATCOM. "Inmarsat type approval ensures that M2M network operators
can now choose a new state-of-the-art terminal that offers
significant improvements over traditional technology."
The EXPLORER 540 is also an Inmarsat Class 2 BGAN terminal
including a long list of features first seen on the innovative
EXPLORER 510. The included pole mount, durable aluminium casing and
IP 66-rating make EXPLORER 540 a perfect choice for services such
as BGAN Link.
About Cobham SATCOM
Providing dependable communications and internet access
anywhere under the most demanding conditions.
Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the
most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the
We design and manufacture these high performance products under
the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing
customers with outstanding performance, value and support through
our global sales and service network.
The most important thing we build is trust.
Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies and services
to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and
security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
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Land Mobile Business Unit
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