Cobham Explorer 540

The most versatile and durable BGAN M2M terminal,

EXPLORER 540, is the world’s first Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication terminal to operate on both Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) and 2G/3G/LTE networks.

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Product Description

Reliable, Flexible BGAN M2M Coverage

The all new EXPLORER 540 is the world’s first BGAN M2M terminal designed to operate on both Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) and cellular 2G/3G/LTE networks, meaning that the EXPLORER 540 can deliver always available connectivity for critical monitoring and control applications.

The EXPLORER 540 can be operated on Standard Inmarsat BGAN, BGAN Link and BGAN M2M services.

  • EXPLORER 540 is BGAN M2M certified and BGAN Class 2 Type Approved for services such as BGAN Link.
  • The optional 2G/3G/GPRS Modem is an integrated part of the design.
  • C1/D2 certified for hazardous zones.
  • Automatic failover between BGAN and the cellular network ensures continuous connectivity.
  • Lightweight and rugged IP66 design ensures durability for outside mounting.

BGAN Network

  • Upload (Transmit) Max Speed: Up to 449 Kbps – Class 2 BGAN
  • Download (Receive) Max Speed: Up to 464 Kbps – Class 2 BGAN
  • Satellite Transmit Frequency: 1626.5–1675 MHz (L band)
  • Satellite Receive Frequency: 1518–1559 MHz (L band)
  • EIRP: 15.1 dBW ± 1dB
  • GPS Frequency: 1574.42–1576.42 MHz


  • Terminal Weight: < 1.6 Kg (3.5 lbs)
  • Terminal Dimensions: 202 mm x 202 mm x 51.8 mm (7.8″ x 7.8″ x 1.6″)
  • Interfaces – Via Cable Run:  10 Meter Standard Length
  • Data (Internet) Connection: Ethernet RJ-45 (with option POE Injector)
  • Internal Ports: 1 Micro USB for cellular 3G module-modem, SIM card slot, 3 pin I/O
  • Power Port: 10.5 to 32 Volts DC. Two amp minimum (no AC/DC adapter provided)
  • Other: One LED status light, 1 reset button, Web-Interface at


  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to +75°C / -40°F to +131°F
  • Storage: -55°C to +80°C / -67°F to +176°F
  • Humidity: 95% non-condensing at +40°C/+104°F
  • Robustness: 0.5 m/1.64 ft drop on concrete, (operational, 95% survival)
  • ODU Water and Dust: IP-66 Compliant (withstands water jets from any direction)
  • Hazardous: C1-D2 Approved


  • Input Voltage: 10.5 to 32 Volts DC. Two amp minimum
  • Normal Idle Wattage: 2.8 watts
  • Normal Transmit Wattage: 19 watts
  • Wake on LAN Hibernation: Less than 30mW (Wake up function active)

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