Land Mobile Satcom Systems

World’s First Dual Mode BGAN/3G M2M terminal unveiled

OilComm 2015 – New EXPLORER 540 secures real-time IP data reliability for M2M installations

OilComm 2015, Houston - The new EXPLORER 540, Cobham SATCOM's latest addition to its established EXPLORER range of satellite terminals, has today been introduced as the world's first Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication terminal to operate on both Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) and 2G/3G/GPRS networks. EXPLORER 540 can be seen for the first time on Cobham SATCOM's booth (#603) at OilComm 2015 in Houston.


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.


For organisations transferring business or safety critical real-time data within their M2M networks, EXPLORER 540's dual mode can provide unmatched service availability. Designed to deliver real-time M2M communication for diverse applications including IP SCADA for data backhaul, asset tracking, real-time surveillance and remote telemetry, EXPLORER 540 brings with it the same operational reliability that has helped to establish EXPLORER as a leading name in the land mobile BGAN and VSAT sectors. It is based on the latest generation EXPLORER technology platform, introduced with the EXPLORER 510 BGAN terminal.


"Resilience being the key parameter within M2M communication, our prime design goal has been to provide the most reliable yet versatile BGAN M2M terminal in the market. By leveraging our field proven technology platform, EXPLORER 540 delivers intrinsically safe support of BGAN M2M with standard BGAN rate plans and the added unique benefit of dual mode BGAN & 3G operation," said Henrik Nørrelykke, VP Land Business, Cobham SATCOM.


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 air.


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.


About Cobham

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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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Morten Rishoej
Market Development Manager
Land Mobile Business Unit
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