Liberating communications

The SAFARI™ is a Land Vehicular BGAN Terminal operating on the Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Network.
The SAFARI™ has one of the smallest Land Vehicular BGAN antennas in the market at 252 mm Dia x 119.12 mm H (9.9 in. Dia x4.7 in. H) and weighs only 1.9kg (4.2 lbs.). The complete system consists of three fully integrated units - an IP44 rated Transceiver Unit (TU) with built-in Wi-Fi, an IP66 rated Handset and an IP56 rated roof mounted Antenna Unit (AU). The Antenna Unit is compact and lightweight, ideal for vehicles on-the-move. It has been designed for the most demanding environments - and is easy to carry when traveling to various locations around the world.

The SAFARI™ Land Vehicular BGAN Terminal offers the user standard voice (4kbps AMBE+2), optional 3.1 KHz high quality voice/fax, high speed Streaming and Standard IP data service for various applications, including internet browsing, email and file transfer functions.
The terminal allows simultaneous use of all services including voice/fax, data and SMS. 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.


  • Forced Dialing
  • Restricted Dialing
  • Call Prioritisation
  • Remote Access
  • Backup/Restore of Configuration Settings
  • Remote Transmitter Off via GPIO
  • SIM Lock based on IMSI/DP Code/SP Code/APN
  • Multilingual WebConsole   (English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional))
  • Multi-User access with configurable access rights
  • Time/Volume limited data sessions
  • MAC Filtering
  • Port Forwarding

The antenna has built-in magnetic roof mounts. Simply place the Antenna Unit on the roof of the vehicle, connect it to the Transceiver Unit and connect the SAFARI™ to the vehicle's power source. The vehicle is now a mobile communications hub, which multiple users can access at the same time via the wired interfaces and the standard built-in Wi-Fi feature. The SAFARI™ is 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, and PDAs via the SAFARI™'s secure Wi-Fi connections.

The SAFARI™ also has a continuous GPS output feature which allows for GPS data to be sent out via the RS232 port in standard NMEA 0183 format. With in-built GPS module, SAFARI™is able to provide tracking and monitoring required in fleet management applications.


Technical Specifications

  • Type Approval Certificate:
  • Certification mark: FCC, CE, Industry Canada
  • Compliant to RoHS, WEEE Logo
  • Wi-Fi compliant IEEE802.11 b/g

Operating Frequency:     Transmit : 1626.5MHz - 1660.5MHz      Receive : 1525MHz - 1559MHz

Transceiver Unit to Antenna Unit RF Cabling max loss:   12dB at 1.6CHz and 4 Ohms DC loop resistance


  • Voice :                                                                     4kbps AMBE+2
  • Streaming IP :                                                        32,64 or 128kbps {send & receive)
  • Short Message Service(SMS):                            Up to 160 characters (3G standard)
  • Larger SMS content                                              (> 160 characters):  supported as multipart or segmented 5MS
  • Background IP Data:                                            Up to 448/464kbps {send & receive)

Router Functions

  • Single User Router Mode (Modem mode):       NAT disabled, with option
  • Mufti-User:                                                             to enable/disable DHCP
  • Router Mode:                                                        NAT enabled, with option to enable/disable DHCP


  • 2 x RJ-45 Ethernet ports (one is Power over Ethernet (PoE) port)
  • 1 x Primary Handset connector
  • 1 x GPS output connector (NMEA-0183, Offset latch RJ11) WLAN802.11b/g built-in
  • 1 x Antenna Connector:     Transceiver Unit: TNC female   Antenna Unit: TNC female
  • 2 x Standard phone port (RJII) for FAX and phone 1 x SIM Card Slot
  • 3 x Status indicator LED 1 x Power On/Off switch
  • 1 x DC Power Input socket
  • 1 x Ground stud connector
  • 1 x GPIO signal port connector
    •     - 1 x Transmitter On/Off
    •     - 1 x Ignition On/Off
    •     - 1 x Buzzer
    •      -1 x Illuminate Remote On/Off
  • 1 x Safe Mode switch
  • 1 x Circuit breaker reset switch

Power Supply

  • DC input:                                       +12V/24V(+10.8Vto32V)
  • Power (Max):                                 60Watts

Physical Data

  • Dimension transceiver Unit:      340x253x61.5 mm 13.4x10.0x24 in :
  • Antenna Unit  :                             252 mm (Dia) x 119.12 mm (H) 9.9 in (Dia) x 4.7 in (H)
  • Weight   :                                      Transceiver Unit: 3.5Kg / 7.7 lbs   Antenna Unit: 1.9Kg / 4.2 lbs

Environmental Conditions Transceiver Unit

  • Operating Temperature        -25nCto+55°C
  • Storage Temperature            -40°C to +80"C
  • Operating humidity                95% non-condensing at+40"C
  • Ingress protection                 IP44

Antenna Unit

  • Operating Temperature        -25"Cto+55°C
  • Storage Temperature            -40"C to +80°C
  • Operating humidity                95% non-condensing at+40°C
  • Ingress protection                  IP56
  • Turning Rate                            60 deg/second
  • Turning acceleration              50 deg/second

Primary Handset

  • Display:                                      2 inches, 65K color, 220 x 176 pixel, 2" TFT Liquid Crystal Display
  • Dimension:                                142 x 56 x 22 mm  5.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in
  • Weight:                                       390g / 0.8 lbs
  • Operational Temperature:        -20"C to +55°C
  • Storage Temperature:              -30"C to +70"C
  • Ingress protection:                    IP56

Feature Highlights of Primary Handset

  • Configuration setting
  • Basic circuit switched telephone functions
  • Phone book retrieval from the SIM card
  • Call Log for most recent 5 missed, received and dialed calls with date and time stamps
  • Short Message Sen/ices (SMS)
  • User friendly Menu driven graphical user Interface
  • Hands free Headset

BGAN  SAFARI  - In the box






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