Cobham SATCOM unveils first BGAN terminal capable of supporting Inmarsat’s new high data rate streaming service
LYNGBY, Denmark - The new EXPLORER 710 BGAN terminal, which will
be unveiled by Cobham SATCOM at NAB 2013, the National Association
of Broadcasters exhibition, is set to usher in a new era of
high speed ultra-portable satellite streaming for broadcasting and
other IP based industry applications.
EXPLORER 710 provides streaming rates over 650 kbps out of the
box, when using the new high data rate streaming service to be
introduced by Inmarsat in Q3 this year. Available in September
2013, EXPLORER 710 enables the fastest on-demand video streaming
via satellite with guaranteed QoS.
As the world's smallest and lightest Class 1 BGAN terminal and
the first platform to make use of new high data rate streaming as
standard, the EXPLORER 710 is positioned to support broadcasters in
enhancing the quality of mobile outside broadcasting.
"With EXPLORER 710, we have developed the most advanced and
smallest Class 1 terminal to date," comments Walther Thygesen, Head
of Cobham SATCOM. "We are proud that the first EXPLORER fully
developed under Cobham SATCOM offers such a significant performance
boost for users."
Continuing the tradition of technology leadership started when
the EXPLORER team (then as part of Thrane & Thrane) introduced
its first BGAN terminal in 2005, EXPLORER 710 also includes several
advanced new features, including the ability to bond the signals
from multiple terminals via Ethernet and achieve IP streaming rate
of 1 Mbps or even higher.
EXPLORER 710 also introduces Smart Phone apps to the world of
BGAN connectivity, enabling users to connect their own devices for
voice calling and connectivity. Other features include a large LED
display, which facilitates set-up and configuration without being
connected to a PC, Smart Phone or tablet.
"Our new high data rate streaming service and the ability to
cascade multiple devices is especially important for broadcasters
as it provides the means to improve transmission quality and speed
up content delivery to the station," comments Martin Turner,
Director of Media, Inmarsat. "The EXPLORER family is already proven
for broadcasting applications and we are expecting EXPLORER 710 to
make best use of our revolutionary new service."
Visitors to NAB 2013 can find out more about EXPLORER 710, the
new high data rate streaming service and all the new features on
the Cobham SATCOM booth (OE1100) and Inmarsat booth (SU9718).
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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
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