BGAN Satellite Terminals

Voice, data & video – anytime, anywhere

BGAN (pronounced “Be-gan”) is short for “Broadband Global Area Network”. This network is comprised of three satellites owned by Inmarsat. These three satellites are in stationary orbit around the planet so that no matter your location, you may connect with one of the satellites using any of the many BGAN Terminals. Only the extreme polar regions are unable to connect because line-of-sight to the orbiting satellite is not possible.


BGAN Terminals are the size of a laptop, but can provide high-speed Internet and phone from most any location on the globe with one BGAN service plan. When portability and connectivity are important from anywhere, BGAN is the only viable option we know of.

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The reliable and lightweight Hughes 9202 Land Portable Terminal boasts a compact and sleek design. A budget-friendly and highly attractive class 2 portable terminal, the Hughes 9202 is ideal for governments and NGOs, first responders, public safety and mobile health care workers, and remote personnel in industries such as utility, oil and gas, forestry, cable, and telecommunications.

The Hughes 9202 operates over the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite service and provides high-performance connectivity and reliability for the most demanding users and extreme conditions.

Users can connect at IP broadband speeds up to 464 kbps, as well as take advantage of such features as built-in multi-user Wi-Fi access and automatic context activation (ACA), including the ability to transmit SMS messages via the integrated user interface (IUI) without a connected laptop, smart phone, or other user device.

Corporate disaster planners and remote field personnel can collaborate with confidence and efficiency with various agencies and headquarters staff using video, voice, and data simultaneously.

The Hughes 9202 has all the features we love in a BGAN terminal (high-speed Internet, one-button auto-connect, crystal clear calling, SMS texting)… and with Wi-Fi, you can place this terminal out in the rain and work comfortably inside. So, unless you intend to broadcast live video for the news, the Hughes 9202 is the recommended BGAN terminal to purchase.

This performance BGAN terminal became an industry favorite for these reasons:

  • Very compact 8.5″ x 8.5″ with Wi-Fi for any in-range device.
  • Very fast speeds of 464 Kbps (94.5% as fast as the fastest BGAN).
  • Easy to point, no laptop required. Can be operated by anyone.
  • One-Button Internet connection. Be online in a few seconds.
  • Works with any standard phone. SMS texting, iPhone friendly.
  • Rugged construction, all weather, & sleek appearance.
  • Long battery life. Will operate 36 hours in idle mode.

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The Hughes 9202 BGAN Ready Case include everything required for broadband satellite Internet and phone communication safely stored in a hardened plastic case. Our ready cases are favored by professionals and first responders that require a mobile office that can be taken into any environment and provide valuable Internet and phone communication in any location. Remote locations, disaster areas, middle of the ocean, BGAN terminals can go anywhere.

The Hughes 9202 BGAN Ready Case is very popular solution, because of its easy use with one-button connection and creation of a Wi-Fi satellite Internet hotspot. The integrated 802.11 access point will work with any in-range wireless device. The 9202 also doesn’t require any special external equipment for plugging in a phone. Finally, with all of these great features, the 9202 is 94.3% as fast as the fastest BGAN terminals, yet it’s one of the smallest and lightest.

The Medium Ready Case includes:

  • Hardened All-Weather Case
  • Hughes 9202 BGAN Terminal
  • Space for adding a laptop if desired
  • Standard analog 2-wire phone
  • AC charger w/ International plugs
  • All phone and data cabling
  • BGAN Launchpad utility
  • BGAN-Max Optimizer
  • Manuals & software (on thumbdrive)

The Hughes 9202 BGAN Ready Case comes in case sizes – medium and large. There is no cost difference between choosing a medium or large case for your preferred BGAN Ready Case equipment solution:

  • Medium Case Size – 54.61cm L x 43.81cm W x 12.19cm D
  • Large Case Size – 61.72cm L x 49.53cm W x 22.10cm D; has extra space for a second computer, a foldable solar panel, as well as extra batteries and phones. This case size is good for adding more equipment.

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The Wideye Safari connects to the Internet at broadband speeds (464 Kbps down, 448 up) and is ideal for professionals that require a no-hassle mobile office with Internet and phone functionality. As long as line-of-sight to a geostationary satellite exists, connectivity is assured …everywhere

Magnetic mounts secure this compact 25.4cm domed satellite antenna to the top of any vehicle roof. Simply turn it on to create a moving (or parked) wireless Internet hotspot with phone.

The complete Safari system is composed of three parts:

  • The humidity resistant in-car Controller/Transceiver with built-in wireless access,
  • All weather handset with color status display,
  • An weatherproof roof magnetic mounted antenna dome.

Any wireless device may connect up to 100 meters (328 feet) from the vehicle. The Wi-Fi access point can also be turned off, and any device may connect via Ethernet cable. Everything is automatic once the unit is turned on… just open browser to access the Internet or open any email program.

The included digital display handset phone may make and receive calls from anyone in the world. The phone includes voicemail, call forwarding, call blocking, etc., all the normal voice services.

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The MCD-4800 “Mobile Communications Device” also known as “The Football” is an auto-pointing BGAN satellite terminal that requires no user training to operate. Simply place the weather tight sealed case on the ground, or on a boat deck, under the open sky anywhere in the world and turn it on – no pointing necessary. It becomes a wireless hotspot in a minute for any wireless device up to 30m from the case for up to 6 hours on the internal battery. The MCD-4800 uses the high performance Hughes 9450 in-motion BGAN terminal integrated with our proprietary mobile electronics for a ruggedized self-contained, in-field, user-friendly communications solution.

While the MCD-4800 is wireless, the front panel includes an Ethernet port, and a phone port to connect a standard phone. The power switch is operated by key to avoid unintended power-ups. The charge port has a watertight seal for external power sources. The display shows the current status of the system and remaining battery power.