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BGAN X-Stream on EXPLORER 727 is Here

A free upgrade for the EXPLORER 727 vehicular BGAN terminal is now shipping on all new terminals and can be downloaded to existing terminals from ASTs Extranet. The upgrade transforms EXPLORER 727, already the leading on-the-move BGAN terminal, by adding the unique capability to utilise Inmarsat’s premium IP streaming service, BGAN X-Stream, when your vehicle is stationary.

Two-in-one terminal
With the new upgrade, EXPLORER 727 effectively becomes a two-in-one terminal, able to offer BGAN X-Stream whilst stationary. BGAN X-Stream enables broadcasters to access the world's fastest on-demand video streaming via satellite, which until today, was only available on portable Inmarsat Class 1 terminals such as the Thrane & Thrane EXPLORER 700.

When on-the-move the EXPLORER 727 provides the best, most reliable data and voice functionality in its class, even at speeds up to 200 km/h and on any terrain. With the upgrade in place though, the EXPLORER 727 is capable of operating like an EXPLORER 700 terminal when the vehicle is not moving, enabling broadcasters to stream live coverage at data rates from a minimum of 384 kbps from anywhere in the world.

Extensive testing
The upgrade has been extensively tested in co-operation with several broadcasters and we have already managed to hit streaming speeds up to 470 kbps, which is more than Inmarsat’s stated maximum for BGAN X-Stream,” commented Morten Rishøj, Market Development Manager, Land Mobile Business Unit, Thrane & Thrane.
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