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Satellite Voice, Email & Internet

Easy to transport. Quick to deploy. Powerful in operation. Choose the Thrane & Thrane EXPLORER 500 for the perfect balance between form and function.

Professional performance

EXPLORER 500 offers the performance you need to carry out your work in the field, with high quality voice and broadband up to 464 kbps.

With the power to provide standard/premium voice, email, web browsing, VPN, video/audio streaming and access to work specific IP applications, location or environment is no longer a barrier to getting the job done.

Designed for portability

EXPLORER 500 is smaller than a standard laptop and weighs just 1.4 kg. Yet it still supports LAN, USB, Bluetooth and phone/fax interfaces, and is incredibly simple to deploy.

Your ability to communicate and do your job will not weigh you down. When it comes to setting up you can be online in minutes so critical contact can be made as and when it is needed.

Reliable connectivity

There is a reason why EXPLORER 500 is the most used BGAN laptop in the world; media, government, humanitarian and utility users know that it is designed and built to last.

So whether you are helping people on the fault line, creating news on the frontline or measuring flow on a pipeline, you know you can rely on EXPLORER 500 to connect every time. 

Technical specifications

Global Services



Standard voice


4 kbps

Premium voice


3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps




Hardware interfaces

Phone/fax interface


1 x Analogue RJ-11

LAN interface



Connector type


1 x RJ-45, MDI-X




Environmental conditions




Operational (ambient)


-25°C to +55°C / -13°F to +131°F



-40°C to +80°C / -40°F to +176°F





LCD display


Graphical high resolution; back lit

User interface


Four navigation keys and power button; Audio and LCD pointing aids;



LED indicators; Thrane & Thrane web interface





Telephone functionality


Phonebook; Fax; Message indicator; Restricted dialing; Traffic logging

Set-up and Router functionality


Admin control; Webserver; Network management; Router or direct



mode; Remote management; DHCP; PPPoE and <11 x PDP context