Broadband Global Area Network
|Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network service – BGAN – is the world’s first mobile communications service to provide both voice and broadband data simultaneously through a single, highly compact device on a global basis. It is also the first to offer guaranteed data rates on demand.
||In a standard office environment, broadband access is now taken for granted. But for those whose jobs take them away to more remote locations, accessing the corporate network or the internet often means a return to slow dial-up connections, or worse still, no access at all. With Inmarsat’s BGAN service, you can set up a broadband mobile office in minutes – wherever you are on the planet. Delivered via the most advanced commercial communications satellites ever launched, BGAN provides affordable, mobile broadband services at speeds up to half a megabit in a highly compact, easy to use form.
Journalists, government personnel, aid workers and other established users of mobile satellite communications welcome the superior performance and lighter load of BGAN. But other users, such as engineers, consultants and project managers – anyone, in fact, who wants dependable, secure broadband access when working in locations with unreliable or no telecoms networks – can now reap the benefits of affordable mobile satellite communications.
Delivering competitive advantage
BGAN is accessible worldwide. It delivers voice and broadband data connectivity to users wherever they are on the planet.
Easy to use
BGAN is designed for simplicity and ease of use. No specialist technical expertise is required to set up and use it. It’s easy to manage costs, because you can track service usage and charges in real-time. You can use the same device worldwide and the user interface is standard across all terminals. And there are never any compatibility issues with local telecoms networks, because you connect directly to our satellite network, wherever you are.
This map depicts Inmarsat’s expectations of coverage, but does not represent a guarantee of service. The availability of service at the edge of coverage areas fluctuates depending on various conditions.
BGAN terminals are compact and lightweight. They can be carried as easily as a laptop, with the smallest weighing less than one kilogram. Vehicular systems are equally compact with a discreet tracking antenna for the car roof and an interior transceiver, delivering communications on-the-move.
Simultaneous voice and broadband data
With a single BGAN device, you can access data applications at speeds up to half a megabit and make a phone call at the same time. In a world-first for mobile services, you can also select guaranteed data rates on demand, with a choice of speeds to suit your application requirements.
BGAN supports the latest IP services, as well as traditional circuit-switched voice and data. Integrating seamlessly with your corporate network, it supports legacy applications while providing a smooth upgrade path to IP. There are terminals for single users and small teams, which can be connected to a laptop via a wired or wireless connection. The user interface can also be customised according to your requirements.
The global broadband mobile office
For email, internet and intranet access via a secure VPN connection, at speeds up to 492kbps over a shared channel.
Guaranteed data on demand at rates in excess of 384kbps. Choose the data rate on a case-by-case basis, depending on your application. Also supports ISDN at 64kbps.
Make phone calls at the same time as accessing your data applications. Voicemail and other standard 3G mobile supplementary services are also available.
Send and receive text messages via your laptop – up to 160 characters – to or from any mobile phone.
BGAN is accessible via a range of small, lightweight satellite terminals, which provide performance options to suit different operational needs. They can be used both indoors and outdoors, being robust enough to withstand challenging environments and extremes of temperature. The smallest terminals are designed to suit single users, for whom portability is a key consideration. The larger terminals offer a WLAN capability and are particularly suitable for small teams that need to establish a temporary office for an extended period. They are also suitable for users requiring higher bandwidth to enable applications such as live broadcasting. Vehicular systems comprise an interior terminal and discreet tracking antenna, which is mounted on the vehicle roof. They provide access to voice and high-speed data while ‘on the move’
The service is accessed via BGAN LaunchPad, a software interface, which is standard across all BGAN terminals.
- Step-by-step instructions on pointing the terminal and setting up a satellite connection.
- Customise data connection options to match application requirements.
- Pre-configure user access settings eg. restrict access to Streaming IP services.
- Online access to account and billing information.
- Personal and corporate versions.
- Access to text messaging and telephony features
- Supports Windows 2000, XP, MAC - OS 9.2, OS 10.1 and Linux Redhat.
Reliable, high-volume broadband for a fixed monthly cost
|BGAN Link is a broadband service that allows you to send and receive large amounts of real-time critical data, from a fixed location all for one fixed monthly cost.
Designed specifically for those working in a remote area for sustained periods of time, who require high volumes of Standard IP data – ideal for retail banking, developmental aid, environmental monitoring, construction and mining sites.
> Quick and easy to deploy with no onsite technicians needed
> Meets higher bandwidth needs for longer term operations
> Budgetary control with 4 data packages to choose from, each at a fixed monthly fee
> Peace of mind sending large data with an optional daily monitoring service
> 99.9% reliable connection delivered over Inmarsat's L-band network
> L-band resiliency maintains connection in extreme environmental conditions
> Performs over proven BGAN hardware
> A high degree of pointing tolerance
> Lower power requirement
> Data connection speed of up to half a megabit per second
> Fixed terminal location can be changed up to four times per year, with added mobility options for energy sector
|Supports a full remote office
>High volume data transfer
>Internet and intranet access
>VPN access to corporate networks
Choose the right data package for you
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