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Hughes 9201 BGAN


Product Information

**Discontinued - Limited Availability**

The Hughes 9201 is an all-weather, compact Class 1 BGAN terminal with the fastest BGAN internet speeds available: up to 492 Kbps send and receive. Capable of supporting up to 11 wireless users at once, with a WiFi range of 30.5 m (100 ft.), the Hughes 9201 can support any team in-the-field, with quick set-up and powerful connectivity that includes streaming speeds of 64, 128, 176, 256 Kbps and the 450 Kbps BGAN X-Stream™ on-demand streaming service.


Powerful, Fast and Portable

This is what portable satellite communications is all about: powerful broadband and voice connectivity in a tough, lightweight terminal you can take anywhere. The Hughes 9201 is a single, integrated antenna and transceiver unit that weighs just 2.8 kg (6.2 lbs.). It’s the size of a laptop computer, so it can be carried easily in a briefcase from site to site, but it’s tough enough to be secured on a rooftop for longer-term, fixed operation when necessary. With an IP55 rating, it can withstand water splashes from all directions, as well as particles and dust, so you can take it into the field confident that it will deliver. The real power of the Hughes 9201 is that it’s a fully IP-compatible Class 1 BGAN terminal, with standard IP data speeds that are the fastest possible for a single, portable BGAN terminal. This means you can support your whole team when you need to, set-up video streaming for live-broadcasts, or use it for any other IP-based, data-intensive applications you need, from anywhere the INMARSAT system of communications satellites can reach. And with BGAN X-Stream™ on-demand streaming service, the Hughes 9201 can deliver 450 Kbps streaming video, so it’s become the choice for media professionals around the world who need a dependable, lightweight solution for their critical broadcast needs. Government, business, humanitarian and security professionals have also chosen the Hughes 9201 because of its range of capabilities and dependable results.

A Versatile Solution for Your Whole Team

Able to support up to 11 WiFi devices simultaneously, the Hughes 9201 is a versatile solution for any team. Just point the Hughes 9201 towards one of the INMARSAT satellites, engage the WiFi and you can have an entire office connected. Your team can stay indoors while the Hughes stays outdoors: with a WiFi range of up to 30.5 meters (100 feet), the Hughes 9201 can keep your whole team connected. With the Hughes 9201 you have email, internet, phone and fax (with adapter), 64 Kbps ISDN, VoIP, ftp, sms text, and video streaming capabilities all in a portable, durable device.


  • Fastest BGAN internet speeds available: up to 492 Kbps send and receive
  • Portable, lightweight, weather resistant Class 1 BGAN
  • Ideal for streaming video at 64, 128, 176, 256 Kbps and the 450 Kbps BGAN X-Stream™ on-demand streaming service
  • 30.5 meter (100 ft.) WiFi range
  • Supports up to 11 wireless devices simultaneously
  • Compact: fits in a standard laptop case 345 x 275 x 50 mm (13.6 x 10.8 x 2.0 in.)
  • Lightweight: 2.8 kgs (6.2 lbs.)
  • Weather-resistant: ingress rating of IP55
  • Directly connect any standard corded or cordless phone into the RJ-11 phone jack with the optional terminal adapter
  • Internet service can be usage based, or pre-paid using standard BGAN service plans
  • Connect any approved Group 3 fax machine with RJ-11 jack to optional Terminal Adapter
  • ISDN capable (64 Kbps) with full Unrestricted Digital Information (UDI)
  • One-button no-laptop auto-connect auto-activate configurations available
  • Intuitive browser interface for advanced controls
  • 36-hour lithium-ion battery (idle mode)
  • International power compatibility with adapters


Key Highlight:
High performance, multi-user device
Hughes Network Systems www.hughes.com
Up to 492 Kbps (send and receive)
Standard IP:
Up to 492 Kbps (send and receive)
Streaming IP (send & reveive):
802.11b 32, 64, 128, 176, 256 Kbps, BGAN X-Stream™ - 100' radius. Up to 10 concurrent wireless connections.
Via RJ-45 ISDN handset, via ISDN TA with two RJ-11 ports for voice or 3.1kHz for audio / fax
64 Kbps via RJ-45
Other data Interfaces:
Ethernet, USB, WLAN 802.11b
Ingress protection:
Terminal Capability:
Internet, Email, Phone & Fax (with adapter), VoIP, ISDN (64 Kbps), FTP, SMS Text, Video Streaming
Internet Connection Speed:
Class 1 BGAN - 492 Kbps down x 492 Kbps up with standard IP connection
BGAN Frequency (Rx/Tx):
L-band, Rx @ 1518.0-1559.0 MHz, Tx @ 1626.5-1660.5 & 1667.3-1676.2 MHz
+20 dBW max radiated power
Wireless LAN:
802.11b - 100' radius. Up to 11 concurrent wireless connections
Wireless Security:
WEP 64 & 128 bit, MAC filtering options for up to 10 devices
RJ45 Ethernet, USB Port, ISDN (64 Kbps 3.1 kHx audio, RDI & UDI)
Other Ports:
Power & charge port
Phone Features:
Call forwarding, call waiting, call holding, call barring, call transfer
Streaming Services 1:1CIR:
32, 64, 128, 176, 256, and 450 Kbps BGAN X-Stream
345 x 275 x 50 mm (13.6 x 10.8 x 2.0 in)
6.2 lbs (2.8 kgs)
Onboard Battery Life:
36 hrs on standby, transmit (Tx) 162 megabytes via Ethernet, receive (Rx) 864 MB via Ethernet
20 volts DC, 110, to 240 volts AC (onboard battery voltage is 11 volts)
95% RH at +40° C (+104 F)
Operating Temperatures:
-5˚ C to +60˚ C (+23° F to +131° F) operating with battery, or -25˚ C to +60˚ C without battery
Battery Charging Temperature:
0˚ C to 40˚ C (+32° F to +104°F)
25 mm ice before non-operational per MIL Spec 810E Method 521.1
160 kph (100 MPH) with approved fixed installation kit. Operational at 40 kph (25 mph) when stand is secured to ground
Rain / Water / Dust:
IP55 Compliant & 1120 W/M2, MIL Spec 810E Method 505.3

What's Included

  • BGAN terminal and standard battery
  • AC/DC Adaptor (110/240V)
  • Ethernet, USB and ISDN cable (3 meters each)
  • Software CD with Inmarsat's BGAN Launch Pad
  • US plug and power adaptor kit
  • User manual and warranty card


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