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Hughes Announces First Ever Combined Portable/Mobile BGAN Terminal for Inmarsat’s BGAN Service


Hughes 9211-HDR instantly supports comms-on-the-move using an accessory mobile antenna

Germantown, Md., May 5, 2015—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the world’s leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the first ever portable BGAN terminal, the Hughes 9211-HDR, that instantly supports comms-on-the-move applications by docking to an active tracking antenna mounted to your vehicle.

The Hughes 9211-HDR combined portable/mobile satellite terminal can easily dock with a Class 10 or Class 11 mobile antenna to support BGAN communications on-the-move. It can connect at background IP speeds of up to 400+ kbps in both transmit and receive, while being used as a portable or on-the-move application.

The Hughes 9211-HDR with a dockable mobile accessory antenna is ideal for media, Government agencies, emergency responders, and remote and mobile workers who require reliable, high-speed connectivity in both portable and mobile environments.

“The Hughes 9211-HDR combined portable/mobile satellite terminal offers ground-breaking user versatility,” stated Graham Avis, vice president and general manager of Hughes San Diego. “Imagine using a 9211-HDR as a portable device to complete a high data rate session at 650+ kbps, then getting back into your vehicle to dock your 9211-HDR to a mobile antenna on the vehicle’s roof and using the 9211-HDR for voice and data using a wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection while on-the-move. Never before has this user scenario been possible in this fashion using a BGAN terminal.”

“We are very excited about this new combined portable/mobile BGAN capability,” said Greg Ewert, president of Enterprise at Inmarsat. “As we continue to evolve and enhance our BGAN service, we anticipate a broad range of new applications that the 9211-HDR will enable, which will add significant value for our customers around the world. Higher bandwidth mobility services are becoming a necessity. The innovation of the Hughes 9211-HDR, combined with the global broadband reach of Inmarsat, make this a reality.

For additional information, please contact [email protected] or contact your local BGAN sales representative for details.