Explorer 710 Review
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Portable and Lightweight BGAN Terminal

The new Explorer 710 is the world’s smallest Class 1 BGAN terminal and the first to take advantage of Inmarsat’s new service, BGAN HDR (High Data Rate), providing on-demand streaming. The Explorer 710 will deliver high-speed, ultra-portable satellite streaming at rates of up to 800kbps out of the box for broadcasting and other IP-based industry applications.

Features and Benefits

Broadband Data

  • With standard IP at speeds up to 492kbps get access to email, the internet, corporate networks and send large file attachments over a secure connection

Streaming IP

  • Through Inmarsat’s High Data Rate streaming service receive around 650kbps on-demand streaming

Simultaneous Voice and Broadband Data

  • Make phone calls at the same time as accessing data applications via a standard desktop phone

Bring Your Own Device

  • Users are able to connect their own devices such as Smart Phones for voice calling and connectivity. Other features includes a USB host interface, hot-swappable batteries, a large easy-to-use LED display and multiple interfaces to support a wide range of applications from any mobile phone


  • Send and receive text messages via your laptop –
    up to 160 characters – to and from any mobile phone

Plug and Play Bonding

  • Simply connect two EXPLORER 710’s and double the throughput via Ethernet to achieve IP streaming rates of over1 Mbps – closer to standard definition broadcast quality. A low- end VSAT capability in a portable BGAN form factor

Robust Hardware

  • Terminals are lightweight and compact, yet reliable and durable with a humidity, dust, weather and temperature-resistant design

Easy to Use

  • The system is easy to setup and operate; just plug in a laptop or PDA, or use the Bluetooth or ISDN interface, point the antenna towards the BGAN satellite

Global Coverage

  • BGAN is accessible globally via the Inmarsat I4 network, except in the extreme Polar Regions
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Technical Specifications


  • < 3.5kgs (<7.7lbs)


  • Height: 332mm (8.5”) Width: 279mm (8.5”) Depth: 54mm (2.0”)

Approvals (at launch)

  • Inmarsat Class 1 Type Approval CE & FCC

Data Capabilities

Standard IP

  • Background class of service Up to 492kbps

Streaming IP

  • Guaranteed quality of service 32, 64, 128kbps
  • Multiple IP streaming sessions simultaneously

BGAN X-Stream

  • 256 kbps

High Data Rate Streaming

  • Around 650kbps, Min300kbps (Half-channel HDR)

ISDN data

  • UDI (64kbps) / RDI 56kbps


  • 160 characters


Analogue RJ-11 phone / fax interface
2 x LAN interface

  • Connector type: RJ-45
  • Data rate: 10/100 Mbps
  • Max. cable length: 100m / 328ft (Cat5 UTP)

1 x USB host interface

  • Version: 2.0 (host)
  • Connector type: A plug
  • Charging: Up to 2A

2 x ISDN interface

  • Connector type: RJ-45
  • Max. units per port: 8, max. total power supplied 1W

1 x Transceiver/Antenna interface

  • Connector type: TNC-TNC
  • Max. cable length: 100m/328ft, single coax
  • Max. cable loss: 1.4 / 20dB @ 1.5GHz

2 x BGAN SIM-Card slots
WLAN Access Point (not included in 403720A-00510)

  • Standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g

User interfaces

  • PMOLED Display
  • Five navigation keys
  • Audio and LCD pointing aids
  • LED indicators
  • Compass


Ambient operating temp

  • -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 to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
  • 3 months: -20°C to +45°C (-4°F to +113°F)
  • 1 year: -20°C to +20°C (-4°F to +68°F)

Water and Dust (Ingress protection)

  • Transceiver: IP52
  • Antenna: IP66

Radio Specification

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)

Voice Capabilities


  • Standard voice: 4kbps
  • Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64kbps


DC input range

  • 10-32VDC

Power consumption

  • Intelligent Power Management 65W (max.)

AC/DC power supply

  • Input: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 65W Output: 19VDC
  • Connector type: 2.5 / 5.5 mm power jack


  • Lithium ion, (rechargeable)

Stand-by time

  • 36 hours

Receive time, max.

  • 3h30m @ 492kbps

Transmit time, max.

  • 2h30m @ 144kbps 1h30m @ 492kbps


  • 20 dBW ±1dB