Thrane & Thrane – Explorer 727

This is the ideal BGAN terminal for professionals who require very stable connection, often to transmit video. This is the only In-Motion BGAN terminal that is capable of using the BGAN X-Stream 450 Kbps service (when parked). This is an unshared CIR 1:1 service, ideal live event video broadcasting.

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Product Description

EXPLORER 727 is a high-speed, vehicular broadband system. It consists of three fully integrated units – a transceiver, an IP handset and a roof mount able antenna.
Live media broadcast, defense or humanitarian operations requires communication equipment that you can always rely on. With EXPLORER 727 you get the most comprehensive and best in class Mobile Communication Hub.
The antenna automatically tracks satellite positions enabling high-speed connectivity while on-the-move. Simultaneous 432 kbps data and phone calls – even at speeds in excess of 200 km/h.
Place the antenna on the roof of your vehicle to turn it into a complete mobile communication hub. Provides access to the internet and phone networks instantly.
Facilitates both live streaming and store-and forward and enables direct transmissions from the hot spots of the world. Utilize the highest streaming rates available on BGAN with BGAN X-Stream when the terminal is standing still (on-the-pause).
- Easy to use and operate by anyone – No certification required
- Can be used globally with the same service plan
- Auto-pointing while in motion, or parked (it does require line-of-sight to the BGAN satellite)
- Up to 432 Kbps Internet speeds using standard BGAN service plans from Ground Control.
- Up to 450 Kbps unshared CIR 1:1 speeds with BGAN X-Stream service
- Other streaming speeds of 32, 64, 128, 256 kbps are available More
- Supports BGAN Max, stretch a dollar 5 times longer using our BGAN service
- There are four – RJ-45 Ethernet ports for multiple device connections
- All Ethernet ports are POE (Power Over Ethernet) for specialized devices (IP camera)
- Includes IP phone – Plugs into IP Port on controller
- Two phone ports (RJ-11). Works with any standard corded phone
- Calls are $0.99 cents per minute to any standard phone worldwide. Free incoming calls
- SMS messages are $0.50 cents w/free incoming messages (iPhone texts are not charged)
- Simple 3 piece design – mag-mount antenna, controller, IP handset
- Easy to transport. Place system in a medium sized suitcase for use anywhere
- Dome available in 2 colors (White or Tan). Please specify preferred color on ordering
- Rack mount version of controller is available for an additional cost
- Phone voicemail, phonebook, web portal for customization
- Fax (Group 3) capable
- ISDN Port – 64Kbps
- Integrated web console for system status, wireless security and other parameters
- 727 Antenna colors available are tan and whit


Device Capabilities

Internet, Email, Phone, FTP, FoIP (Fax), ISDN, SMS Text, Video Streaming

Internet Speeds

Up to 432 Kbps Standard (while in motion)

Global Voice

4 Kbps 3.1K audio (Uses any standard phone)




ISDN 3.1 kHz Audio

Moving Streaming CIR 1:1 Speeds

32, 64, 128, 256, (450 Kbps BGAN X-Stream while parked)

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

-13° to 131° F (-25°C to 55°C)

Storage Temperature

-40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C )

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

18.76″ Diameter by 5.9″ Height (476.5 x 150 mm)

Controller (Transceiver) Dimensions

42.5 x 246 x 270mm