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At the Satellite 2006 show in Washington, to be held from February 6th – 9th 2006, Thrane & Thrane will present its third BGAN terminal, the EXPLORER 527, to the public.

The EXPLORER 527 is the world’s first land vehicular rack-mountable BGAN system. The system consists of a terminal and a tracking antenna. The EXPLORER 527 adds high-speed data transmission to phone and fax capabilities via satellite – on the move. With the transceiver connected to the rooftop tracking antenna your car, truck or other vehicle turns in to a true mobile communications post wherever you are and while driving.

The EXPLORER 527 offers the users the full BGAN package available including:

  • Coms on the move
  • Simultaneous voice and data communication over BGAN
  • High-speed data transfer up to 464 kbps
  • Seamless global coverage
  • Support for streaming 32, 64 and 128 kbps
  • Standard LAN and phone/fax interfaces
  • Easy system setup and operation
  • Robust, reliable and durable design

The first EXPLORER 527 terminals are expected to be shipped from Thrane & Thrane around the time that Inmarsat plans to launch the BGAN service on its second I4 satellite covering the Americas in mid 2006.

Thrane & Thrane is the sole supplier of the RAN (the BGAN Land Earth Stations), and since December 1, 2005 Thrane & Thrane have been selling its first BGAN terminal, the EXPLORER 500. The EXPLORER 500 is a very small, lightweight and compact high speed data and voice unit. Around the summer of 2006 Thrane & Thrane expects to start selling the EXPLORER™ 700 terminal, which is slightly larger than the EXPLORER 500 terminal and will offer maximum data speed of up to 492 kbps.

With the launch of the EXPLORER 527 Thrane & Thrane further strengthens its position as the worlds leading manufacturer of BGAN terminals and its dedication to the Inmarsat BGAN services. By introducing the EXPLORER 527 Thrane & Thrane is now able to offer its solutions covering numerous Land Mobile segments worldwide.

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