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July 13th, 2010

Thrane & Thrane... Base BGAN Brought Forth

EXPLORER 325, the new entry-level 'on-the-move' BGAN terminal from Thrane & Thrane, has received Inmarsat Type Approval. Unveiled March 2010, EXPLORER 325 is a small, lightweight and easy-to-use terminal for vehicular use, and offers low-cost of entry compared to other BGAN solutions for 'on-the-move' applications. First customer shipment has been brought forward following the approval, and now takes place mid-July 2010.

The Thrane & Thrane EXPLORER 325 offers data speeds up to 384kbps standard IP and up to 128kbps streaming, and works down to 5 degrees elevation, whether stationary or moving at speed across all types of terrain. It provides global access and is suitable for a wealth of applications and user segments from government and military through to NGO, humanitarian and field service use. The new price point will also open up cost-effective on-the-move communications to new markets, such as utilities and transportation. The unit is designed to be easy to install and simple to operate. It consists of three fully integrated units; a transceiver, IP handset and an auto tracking and maintenance free antenna with magnetic roof mounts: Simply place the antenna on the roof of the vehicle, connect it to the transceiver and the vehicle is turned into a mobile communication hub.