Satnews Daily
September 11th, 2014

Cobham SATCOM—Technology Showcase + Product Debut / Demo @ IBC2014 (Event—SATCOM)

[SatNews] Cobham SATCOM is launching the latest innovation in its highly-regarded EXPLORER satellite terminal range at IBC 2014.

Featuring a unique new, compact design and focus on wireless connectivity, the new ultra-portable EXPLORER 510 BGAN terminal is set to be a game changer for professionals who demand reliable and easy-to-use satellite communications when operating in the field. At 197mm x 197mm x 40mm, EXPLORER 510 is smaller than a standard laptop and weighs less than 1.4kg. The compact, contemporary design and low weight makes it an ideal tool for field communication on its own, or as a companion alongside the EXPLORER 710, which delivers on-demand streaming rates at 650kbps. EXPLORER 510 offers reliable performance globally for simultaneous high quality voice and broadband access at speeds up to 464kbps, so it provides the flexibility and bandwidth needed for journalists and producers to communicate effectively.

Cobham SATCOM’s in-house development team has focused on wireless connectivity, with WLAN as the primary interface on EXPLORER 510. To fully embrace this, Cobham has developed a whole new way of connecting to and operating EXPLORER 510, via the innovative EXPLORER Connect App. With the EXPLORER Connect App users can use their own smart devices (and contacts) to make calls or easily access the internet. The EXPLORER Connect App with a SIP softphone is available for Android and IOS. Inclusion of a USB host in EXPLORER 510 ensures users can choose their preferred wired interface also.

EXPLORER 510 draws from the established EXPLORER legacy, offering the same high-quality materials and manufacturing, but featuring a whole new design direction for this leading series of satellite terminals. The durable magnesium casing and a dust and water resistant design make the EXPLORER 510 the perfect choice when working off the beaten track, but still in need of a reliable connection. EXPLORER 510 is easy to deploy and to operate. Set-up is easy and the intuitive user interface can be accessed from PC or a smart device.

The EXPLORER 510 will be available in December 2014.

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