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Cobham Explorer 510

Cobham Explorer 510
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Easy to transport. Quick to deploy. Powerful in operation. Choose the EXPLORER 510 for the perfect balance between form and function.

A new way to connect
EXPLORER 510 is focused on wireless connectivity. It harnesses the power of the new EXPLORER Connect App, which turns your Android and IOS smartphones and tablets into powerful satellite communications tools.

When it comes to setting up you can be online in minutes using your own wireless devices. The USB host allows wired connections to the terminal and the optional EXPLORER LTE dongle (available in Q1 2015), so you can use local cellular if available and switch to BGAN when needed.

Professional performance
EXPLORER 510 offers the performance you need to carry out your work in the field, with high quality voice and broadband up to 464 kbps.

With the power to provide standard/premium voice, email, web browsing, VPN, video/audio streaming and access to work specific IP applications, location or environment is no longer a barrier to getting the job done.

Designed for portability
EXPLORER 510 is smaller than a standard laptop and weighs just 1.4 kg. Yet it still supports LAN, USB, Bluetooth and phone/fax interfaces, and is incredibly simple to deploy.

Your ability to communicate and do your job will not weigh you down. When it comes to setting up you can be online in minutes so critical contact can be made as and when it is needed.

Reliable connectivity
There is a reason why EXPLORER 510 is the most used BGAN terminal in the world; media, government, humanitarian and utility users know that it is designed and built to last.

So whether you are helping people on the fault line, creating news on the frontline or measuring flow on a pipeline, you know you can rely on EXPLORER 510 to connect every time.

Product Code403711A-00500
Product Code403711A-00500



  • Total H / W / D:
  • 202 / 202 / 51.8 mm
  • 7.8 / 7.8 / 1.6 inches


  • 1.4kg / 3.1 lbs (incl. battery)

Data Capabilities

  • Standard IP: Up to 464 kbps
  • Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128 kbps

Voice Capabilities

  • Standard Voice: 4 kbps
  • Premium Voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps

Text Capabilities

  • SMS: 160 Characters

Inmarsat Frequencies

  • 1518.0 - 1525.0 MHz (Rx)(EMEA)
  • 1525.0 - 1559.0 MHz (Rx)
  • 1626.5 - 1660.5 MHz (Tx)
  • 1668.0 - 1675.0 MHz (Tx)(EMEA)


  • 15.1 dBW ±1dB


  • UK, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN


  • Inmarsat Class 2 Type Approval
  • CE, FCC, IC


WLAN Access Point

  • Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n

1 x USB host interface

  • Version: 2.0 (host)
  • Charging: Up to 1A

1 x BGAN SIM-Card slots

User Interface

  • Two LED (WLAN, Status)
  • 1 Power Button
  • USB Host
  • Cobham Web Interface


DC input range

  • 10.5-32VDC

Power consumption

  • Intelligent Power Management 65W (max.)

AC/DC power supply

  • Input: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 50W
  • Output: 19VDC

Built-In Battery

  • Lithium ion (rechargeable)
  • Stand-by time: 36 hours
  • Standard Call: 3 hours
  • Premium Call: 1h30m
  • Transmit time, max.: 2h15m @ 128 kbps
  • Receive time, max.: 3h30m @ 128 kbps
  • Recharge time: Less than 3 hours
  • Min. Number of Charges: 300
  • Charge Temperature: 0°C / +32°F to +45°C /+113°

Environmental Conditions


  • Operational (ambient): -25°C to +55°C / -13°F to +131°F
  • Storage (excl. battery): -40°C to +80°C / -40°F to +176°F

Battery storage temperature

  • 1 month: -20°C to +60°C / -4°F to +140°F
  • 3 months: -20°C to +45°C / -4°F to +113°F
  • 1 year: -20°C to +20°C / -4°F to +68°F

Relative Humidity

  • 95% non-condensing at +40°C/+104°F


  • 0.5 m/1.64 ft drop on concrete (operational, 95% survival)

Water and dust

  • IP-66 Compliant

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  • EXPLORER 510 terminal
  • Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
  • EXPLORER Softbag
  • USB to Ethernet Converter Cable
  • 100-240VAC Power Supply
  • Multi-Languge Quick Start Quide
  • Multi-language webserver and embedded manual

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