Thrane & Thrane Explorer 500

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Thrane & Thrane Explorer 500


A portable, broadband satellite device

The Thrane & Thrane Explorer 500 combines exceptional performance with portability. It meets the needs of the most demanding business traveller for remote, high-speed corporate network access.

  • Description
  • USB
  • Ethernet
  • WLAN

A multi-user device that offers simultaneous voice and data solutions.

  • Highly portable
  • Robust with a splash and dust proof design
  • Easy to use
  • Global coverage
  • Compatible with MAC, Windows Secure

Technical Specifications 
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions34mm x 275mm x 50mm
WLAM access point (up to 100mm)
802.11 b
Encryption (WEP)
ISDN 64kbps
3.1 KHz audio
User accessActivated via 3G compatible SIM card
User interfacesPC Bgan LaunchPad
On terminal Audio and LED
Power supplyAC or DC
External Power20v DC, 110 – 240v AC
Battery Life
Typical UseTransmit:16Mb via Ethernet
Receive: 864Mb via Ethernet
Standby time: 36 hours
Battery TypeLithium-ion. Rechargeable
Input Voltage11.1v DC
Ambient operating temperature
Powered by externalDC -25deg C to +60deg C
Powered by battery only-5deg C to +55deg C
Charging temperature0deg C to + 40deg C
Operating humidityRelative humidity
95% non-condensing at 40deg C
Water and dustIP 55 (Ingress Protection)
Supported operating SystemsWindows: 2000/ XP
MAC: OS 10.1 or later
Linux: Redhat 9
Data capabilities
IP data – Standard DataBackground class of service
Transmit: up to 492kbps
Receive: up to 492kbps
Streaming IPTransmit: 32, 64, 128, 256kbps
Receive: 32, 64, 128, 256kbps
Multiple IP streaming sessions simultaneously
ISDN dataUDI/RDI (64kbps)
SMS160 characters

  • BGAN Terminal (Class 2)
  • AC/DC adaptor 15V, 50W (100/240VAC) (2 pin European Type)
  • Ethernet Cable, 2 m
  • USB Cable, 1.8 m
  • Li-Ion Battery pack
  • User Manual