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

May 5, 2015

Hughes Network Systems, LLC 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."