Cobham-Thrane Explorer 727


Description Details


For reliable and fast data and quality voice communication, even at high speed, choose the Thrane & Thrane EXPLORER 727, our flagship BGAN terminal for vehicular use.


Because EXPLORER 727 automatically tracks satellite positions it makes high-speed connectivity and communication possible – even at speeds in excess of 200 km/h.

Run a multitude of office, security and commercial applications thanks to full IP connectivity and be ‘connected to the world’, even when you’re in your car. Or truck. Or armoured vehicle.

Two terminals in one

EXPLORER 727 becomes an Inmarsat Class 1 terminal when at a standstill making it the only vehicular BGAN terminal that can be used with BGAN X-Stream, Inmarsat’s premium IP streaming service.

BGAN X-Stream provides +384 kbps streaming when the EXPLORER 727 is stationary so HD video and audio are a breeze. Even on-the-move, you can still stream up to 256 kbps with the regular streaming service.

Flexible deployment

Attach the antenna to the roof of your vehicle or place it up to 50 m away when you set up camp. Add a PoE wireless access point and the EXPLORER 727 can even be used as a WLAN hotspot.

Enable your team to connect instantly. Media, government, utility and humanitarian users can improve operational efficiency through flexible deployment options and multiple equipment interfaces.

Reliable connectivity

EXPLORER 727 can withstand severe environmental conditions such as humidity, dust, extreme weather and changing temperatures, so stable, reliable connectivity is inherent, even at speed.

Travel across country and never be out of touch even in the back of beyond. Say goodbye to different roaming fees when you cross borders, and benefit from the single, competitive BGAN tariff wherever you are.

Global services
Standard voice 4 kbps AMBE+2
Premium voice 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps (elevation>45°)
Standard IP Up to 492 kbps
Streaming IP 32, 64, 128, 256* kbps
(256 kbps @ elevation >45° on-the-move / >5° on-the-pause)
BGAN X-Stream Min. 384 kbps on-the-pause
ISDN UDI 64 kbps / RDI 56 kbps
(@ elevation>20° on-the-move / >5° on-the-pause)
SMS 160 characters
Guaranteed service >5° elevation
Size antenna (H/W) 152H / Ø477 mm or 6.3H / Ø18.76 inches
Size transceiver (H/W/D) 42.5H / 231W / 273D mm or 1.67H / 9.72W / 10.63D inches
Weight antenna (excl. magnets) 6 kg / 13.2 lbs
Weight transceiver 2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs
Inmarsat BGAN frequencies
Receive (Rx) 1520.0 – 1559.0 MHz
Transmit (Tx) 1626.5 – 1660.5 MHz
GPS 1575.42 MHz
EIRP 18.0 dBW +/-1 dB

Frequency Band:
RX: 1525.0 – 1559.0 MHz
TX: 1626.5 – 1660.5 MHz
Ch. spacing: 1.25 kHz – RX

Recommended Antenna Cable:
Cable loss max: At 1525.0 – 1660.5 MHz 20 dB
At 36 – 54 MHz 4 dB

Maximum DC loop resistance 0.6 ohm

Max. cable length pr. type RG-223_U-01 14 m/46 ft
RG-214_U-01 50 m/164 ft
S-07262-BD 92 m/302 ft

Antenna Connectors: EXPLORER Terminal TNC-socket, female
EXPLORER Antenna, TNC-socket, female

Interfaces: 4 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN user ports w/PoE
– Max power at 12 V, 30 W
– Max power at 24 V, 60 W
1 x ISDN (Euro – RJ-45)
2 x 2-wire (Analog – RJ-11)
5 x I/O connector with General Purpose I/Os:
Pin 1: Ringer
Pin 2: Warning
Pin 3: Mute
Pin 4: Radio Silence
Pin 5: Ignition Control
1 x SIM card slot.
1 x Heavy duty power input plug (10-32 VDC).
w/ remote on/off and locking mechanism
1 x Factory default reset button
1 x Power on/off switch
Status LEDs for:
Power, Terminal, Antenna, Messages, LAN Activity, Link, PoE

Power Consumption: Maximum incl. antenna & PoE @ 10-32 V: 150 W

Environmental Conditions: Ambient temperature: -25 to +55°C (-13 to 131°F)

(Operational) Survival temperature: -40 to +80°C (-40 to 176°F)

(Power on, non-functional) Storage temperature: -40 to +85°C (-40 to 185°F)

Operating humidity: 95% non-condensing (at +40°C/104°F)
EXPLORER Terminal: IP-31
EXPLORER Antenna: IP-56

Dimensions and Weight:
Antenna 6 kg/13.2 lbs
Transceiver 2.4 kg/5.5 lbs

Transceiver: H/W/D [mm] 42.5 x 247 x 270
H/W/D [inches] 1.67 x 9.72 x 10.63

Antenna: H/W [mm] 160/Ø476.5
H/W/D [inches] 6.3/Ø18.76

Accessories: Magnetic mount (antenna)
19” Rack mount (terminal)
EXPLORER 2-wire handset
Optional antenna color: White

Included in Package

EXPLORER 727 Terminal
EXPLORER 727 Tracking Antenna
Antenna cable, coax w/ TNC plug (2.7 m & 8 m/8.8 ft & 26 ft)
Standard ethernet cable (5 m/16.4 ft)
24 VDC input cable (6 m/19.7 ft)
Thrane IP handset w/ cradle & coiled cable
Cable between cradle & terminal (5 m/16.4 ft)
Antenna mounting kit (Fixed/Rail)
Cable support
Documentation package (Getting started kit & CD)

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