Land Mobile Satcom Systems

TV2 Denmark upgrades all BGAN terminals to Cobham SATCOM’s EXPLORER 710

Early adopter shows commitment to latest portable terminal and streaming services

EXPLORER 710NAB 2014, Las Vegas - Danish broadcaster TV 2 has upgraded its entire BGAN terminal arsenal for outside broadcasting to Cobham SATCOM's EXPLORER 710. TV 2's news gathering and events coverage teams now have access to the most advanced mobile BGAN terminal available, supporting their ability to live-stream and deliver high quality content from the field.


Originally unveiled at NAB 2013, EXPLORER 710 is the first terminal to enable the new Inmarsat High Data Rate (HDR) streaming service. BGAN HDR provides a minimum throughput of 580kbps with its full channel option, but users can expect to see an average speed of 600-700kbps, reaching as high as 800kbps. TV 2 was part of a successful testing program with Cobham SATCOM and has since recognised that EXPLORER 710 and the HDR service can significantly enhance its programing through a combination of mobility and high bandwidth.


"It's essential that we have reliable, lightweight and compact equipment that enables us to deliver the story from anywhere. We chose EXPLORER 710 because we get these physical attributes and a significant bandwidth boost through HDR streaming, which gives us greater flexibility in the field and results in our ability to provide higher quality content for our viewers. The EXPLORER 710 is also by far the fastest terminal to setup and get connected to the BGAN network," says Morten Brandstrup, Head of News Technology, TV 2 News.


As the world's smallest and lightest Class 1 BGAN terminal and the first platform to make use of BGAN HDR streaming as standard, the EXPLORER 710 is positioned to support broadcasters in enhancing the quality of mobile outside broadcasting. As well as enabling the fastest BGAN live streaming ever, EXPLORER 710 introduces Smart Phone apps to the world of BGAN connectivity, enabling users to connect their own devices for voice calling and connectivity.


Visit Cobham SATCOM on booth OE1100 at NAB 2014 to find out more about the EXPLORER 710.


About Cobham

Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer needs and agility. The Group 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. It has market leading positions in air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important thing Cobham builds is trust.


About Cobham SATCOM

Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing demand for communication, our products and services are used to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and recreational applications.


Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption. Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and multimedia communications.


Our product designs have evolved tremendously during their decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR® and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of global distributors and partners. Cobham SATCOM has design, development and manufacturing facilities in Denmark, Norway, South Africa and the USA.


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Morten Rishoej
Market Development Manager
Land Mobile Business Unit
+45 39 55 83 97


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