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Cobham Explorer 727 BGAN


Product Information

The flagship vehicular BGAN terminal, EXPLORER 727 delivers quality voice and broadband data while on-the-move with streaming speeds of up to 256 Kbps, and becomes an INMARSAT Class 1 terminal when stationary, capable of streaming at 384 Kbps with BGAN X-Stream.

Fastest Broadband on the Road

The EXPLORER 727 is a comprehensive mobile communications hub, roof-mounted and simple to use. On-the-move, its able to deliver high-speed connectivity for broadband data and voice simultaneously, with standard IP speeds of up to 492 Kbps. Its integrated three-piece design includes a durable roof mounted antenna, resistant to dust and water (ingress rating of IP56), a transceiver and an IP handset, all of which weigh just 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs), making it easy to ship and deploy anywhere. The broadband capabilities enable you to run a wide-range of IP-based applications on-the-move and is built for people who need to stay connected en-route, no matter what comes their way. At speeds of up to 200 km/h, or over rough terrain, the EXPLORER 727 stays connected, with streaming IP speeds of 32, 64, 128 and 256 Kbps and high-quality voice. At-pause, the EXPLORER 727 can step things up to the next level, becoming Class 1 terminal when stationary. This makes it the only vehicular BGAN terminal able to use BGAN X-Stream, INMARSAT’s premium on-demand streaming service, reaching speeds in excess of 384 Kbps at-pause. With the EXPLORER 727, you are equipped for HD video and audio as well as other data-intensive IP-based applications wherever you go, and your on-the-move capabilities are second to none.



Streaming Video on-the-move, Flexible solutions for your whole team

The EXPLORER 727 is the choice for media, humanitarian, government, military and business professionals who encounter a range of operational challenges out-on-the-road, and require flexible, powerful solutions along the way. With multiple equipment interfaces, including four RJ-45 POE Ethernet ports, two RJ-11 phone ports, an ISDN port, and a general purpose 5-point connector, the EXPLORER 727 is designed to meet the needs of multiple team members and their gear. Whether you are traveling to a remote destination and need to stay connected en-route, or have arrived on-site and need high-speed broadband for HD audio or video, the EXPLORER 727 gets the job done like no other vehicular BGAN terminal on-the-market. Just attach the antenna to your roof with the magnetic mounts, plug-in the controller and IP handset and get to work. The EXPLORER 727 works in extreme conditions, from sub-freezing cold to blistering heat, with an operational range of -25 to +55°C (-13 to 131°F). The tough, durable antenna automatically tracks satellite positions, and is made to withstand severe wet weather, and resist dust and particles. This is a vehicular terminal that can go anywhere you can, and deliver high-speed broadband and quality voice dependably. If you need to head into the unknown, broadcast live on-the-go, or head straight into the eye-of-the-storm, the EXPLORER 727 will be your intrepid companion every step of the way, making sure you have internet access, phone, premium voice, email, FTP, FoIP (Fax), ISDN, 160 character SMS text, video and audio streaming as you go. This is your communications hub on-the-move, delivering premium services in every situation, every scenario.

Premium performance, smart budgeting

We know operational budgets can be tight, and with a range of options, the EXPLORER 727 can help you manage your costs effectively. With the option of fixed-pricing for data, no roaming fees when you cross borders, and a single, competitive BGAN tariff wherever you are, costs can be managed and predictable across your whole team. And with the BGAN Max service, data usage can be cut on-the-fly by up to 80%, stretching your money up to 5 times further and optimizing performance. When you or your team are deploying to the next hot-spot, you can plan your budget with confidence, avoiding unnecessary costs without sacrificing the premium services you need. With smart budget options, the EXPLORER 727 helps you meet all of your critical satellite communication needs, without any added surprises to your bottom-line.


  • Easy to use and operate by anyone - No certification required
  • Fastest on-the-move data speeds available: up to 432 Kbps standard IP
  • Streaming IP speeds of 32, 64, 128, 256 Kbps on-the-move
  • Becomes a stationary Class 1 terminal; delivering a minimum 384 Kbps streaming with BGAN X-Stream (at-pause)
  • Auto-pointing while in motion, or parked (requires line-of-sight to satellite)
  • Supports BGAN Max service (reduces data usage up to 80%, stretches money up to 5 times further)
  • Can be used globally with the same service plan
  • Four RJ-45 Ethernet ports for multiple device connections
  • All Ethernet ports are POE (Power Over Ethernet) for specialized devices (IP camera)
  • Two RJ-11 phone ports (works with any standard corded phone)
  • One ISDN Port: 64 Kbps
  • One general purpose 5-point connector
  • Simple 3-piece design: antenna, controller, IP handset
  • Easy to transport: fits into a medium-sized suitcase
  • Includes IP phone: plugs into IP port on controller
  • Rack-mounted version of controller is available (at additional cost)
  • Antenna available in white or tan (please specify when ordering)
  • Phone voicemail, phonebook, web portal for customization
  • Group 3 Fax capable
  • Integrated web console for system status, wireless security and other parameters


Key Highlight:
Multi-user device with extensive functionality
Terminal 247 x 270 mm (2.5kgs) Antenna 477 x 160 mm (6kgs)
Standard IP:
Up to 492 Kbps (send and receive) at-pause
Streaming IP (send and receive):
32, 64, 128, 256 Kbps on-the-move
2 x 2-wire, RJ-11 phone / fax, 3.1kHz audio / fax
56 / 64kbps4
Other data Interfaces:
4 x Ethernet, USB
Ingress protection:
IP31 (terminal), IP56 (antenna)
Device Capabilities:
Internet, Email, Phone, FTP, FoIP (Fax), ISDN, SMS Text, Video Streaming
Internet Speeds:
Up to 432 Kbps Standard IP (while in motion)
Global Voice:
4 Kbps 3.1K audio (with any standard phone)
ISDN 3.1 kHz Audio
On-the-move Streaming CIR 1:1 Speeds:
32, 64, 128, 256 Kbps
Stationary Streaming Speeds:
384 Kbps (minimum) BGAN X-Stream (also 32, 64, 128, 256 Kbps)
SMS Texting:
Up to 160 characters
Operational Satellite Look Angle:
BGAN satellite must be at least 5° from the horizon
Cable to Controller Length:
300 ft. max
Water and Dust Rating:
IP 56 (antenna)
Operational Temperature:
-25°C to 55°C (-13° to 131° F)
Storage Temperature:
-40° to 85°C (-40° to 185° F)
Max Power Consumption - Operating:
65 Watts (20 Watts on idle)
DC Input Power:
10 to 32 Volt Vehicle Power
95% non-condensing at 40°C
Antenna Dimensions:
476.5 mm diameter x 150 mm height (18.76 in. x 5.9 in.)
Controller (Transceiver) Dimension:
42.5 x 246 x 270 mm
Static / Public IP's:
Optional... Up to 11

What's Included

  • EXPLORER 727 transceiver
  • EXPLORER 727 tracking antenna
  • Antenna cable: coax with TNC plug (2.7 m & 8 m / 8.8 ft & 26 ft)
  • Standard ethernet cable: 5 m (16.4 ft)
  • 24V DC input cable: 6 m (19.7 ft) with 5 additional wires for I/O connectors
  • Thrane IP handset w/ cradle & coiled cable
  • Antenna mounting kit (fixed / rail)
  • Getting started kit: Quick start guide, CD with manuals


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