The SAFARI™ and SAFARI™ 10 Extended L-band BGAN Terminals operating on the Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Network are compliant with Inmarsat Land Vehicular class-11 (with low gain Antenna Unit) and class-10 (with high gain Antenna Unit) respectively. Both of the units have one of the highest dynamic turning rate Land Vehicular BGAN antennas in the market with a turning rate of 60° per second (full circle in 6 seconds). The complete system consists of three fully integrated units — an IP44 rated in-vehicle Transceiver Unit (TU) with built-in Wi-Fi, an IP66 rated Handset and an IP56 rated roof mounted Antenna Unit (AU). Both C11 and C10 Antenna Units are compact and lightweight, ideal for vehicles on-the-move. It has been designed for the most demanding environments — and is easy to transport when traveling to various locations around the world. Both Antenna units are designed to withstand wind loading of up to 210 km/hour (130mph) with the included magnetic mounting kit.
The SAFARI™ and the SAFARI™ 10 Land Vehicular BGAN Terminals offer the user standard voice (4kbps AMBE+2), 3.1 KHz high quality voice/ fax and Streaming IP (up to 128kbps for the SAFARI™ and up to 256kbps for the SAFARI™ 10) and Standard IP data connection service (up to 448/464 kbps send/receive for the SAFARI™ and up to 492kbps send/receive for the SAFARI™ 10) for various applications, including internet browsing, email and file transfer functions.
Both terminals allow simultaneous use of all services including voice/fax, data and bonded multiple SMS messages. Physical interfaces include: 2 x RJ-11 for Voice and Fax, 2 x RJ45 for Ethernet LAN connections, a RS232 port for GPS output and 4 x GPIOs, for external control or indications.
- Firewall (full-featured)
- Fleet Tracking Capability – with GeoFencing, up to 10 polygon areas can be configured
- Wi-Fi Access Point (802.11b/g)
- Push-To-Talk (PTT)
- Forced Dialing – SAC Configuration Control
- Restricted Dialing (for authorised calling)
- Handset call priority (allows Handset to pre-empt other active voice/fax calls)
- Remote Access (for Configuration and Diagnostics)
- Backup/Restore of Configuration Settings
- RF Transmitter ON/OFF Remote Control via GPIO (Radio Silence)
- SIM Lock based on IMSI/DP Code/SP Code/APN
- Time/Volume limited data sessions (to avoid bill shock)
- Multilingual WebConsole (English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Dutch and Japanese)
- Multi-User WebConsole with configurable access rights
- MAC Filtering (for authorised access control)
- Router Functions: DHCP, NAT, NAPT (Port Forwarding)
- Hands Free Operation
- Remote Management (using SMS/AT Commands)
- IP Watchdog (for failsafe operation)
- External Ringer Control
- Supports 11 PDP Contexts simultaneously
- Extended L-band support
- Garage Mode (to reduce wear & tear of the moving parts in the Antenna Unit)
Antennas are supplied with magnetic roof mounts as standard. Simply place the Antenna Unit on the roof of the vehicle, connect it to the Transceiver Unit using the supplied RF cable and connect the Transceiver Unit to the vehicle’s power source. The vehicle is now ready with a mobile communications Hub, which can be accessed by multiple users at the same time via the wired interfaces and via the built-in Wi-Fi interface. The SAFARI™ and the SAFARI™ 10 are so versatile that the built-in WebConsole of the unit can be accessed via any web browser including Wi-Fi enabled Smartphones such as BlackBerrys, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and PDAs via a secure Wi-Fi connection.
Both units also have a continuous GPS output feature which allows for GPS data to be sent out via the RS232 port in standard NMEA 0183 format. With an in-built GPS module, the units are able to provide tracking and monitoring required in fleet management applications.