Hughes 9201 BGAN Inmarsat Terminal

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The Hughes 9201 is a fully IP-compatible terminal certified for operation on Inmarsat’s BGAN global communications service. Rugged and easy to use, the 9201 enables simultaneous IP packet and circuit-switched data communications via standard USB, Ethernet, ISDN, and 802.11 WLAN interfaces.

Lightweight, easy to set up and move

Easy to set up and connect, the Hughes 9201 is built to operate in even extreme weather conditions. Multiple user support means an entire team can share a single 9201 simultaneously, providing an 802.11 broadband wireless LAN at any site. Compact and lightweight, the Hughes 9201 can be quickly moved from site to site and connects within minutes. Combined with the global coverage of Inmarsat’s BGAN service, the Hughes 9201 offers a powerful IP-compatible gateway for corporate teams to stay connected and to share critical information virtually anywhere, anytime.

Other highlights

  • Full IP compatibility—email, file transfer (FTP), VPN, browsing, etc.
  • Compatible with all VPNs
  • Cost-effective “always-on” access—only charged for data sent and received
  • Web MMI is accessible via Wi-Fi-enabled smart phones
  • Auto context activation features allows PDP contexts to be activated without user action
  • Easy to install and connects in minutes
  • UMTS IP-based services
  • ISDN supplementary services
  • FCC, CE, and GMPCS certified


Reference Sheet

Physical Characteristics
Weight 2.8 kgs
Dimensions Length: 345 mm
Width: 275 mm
Depth: 50 mm
• Data
• Voice
USB Interface: USB 1.1 (client)
Ethernet Interface : IEEE 802.3 10BaseT
WLAN Access Point:
• Standard: IEEE 802.11b
• Encryption Capabilities:
• DHCP and other capabilities
• MAC Filtering
Euro ISDN S0 Interface (64Kbps channel)
• 3.1KHz Audio
• Voice (4kbps codec)
User access Activated via 3G compatible USIM/SIM card. Also supports legacy GSM cards.
User interfaces Software based interface
Terminal control buttons & LEDs
ISDN Power 2.8 Watts with current overload protection
Power supply AC or DC
External Power 110 – 240 Volts AC
Battery life Transmit: 162 MB via Ethernet
Receive: 864 MB via Ethernet
Stand-by Time: 36 hours
Battery type Lithium-Ion
Battery voltage 11 Volts DC
Ambient Operating temperature Device: -25°C to +60°C (-13°F to 140°F)
Battery: -5°C to +55°C (23°F to 131°F)
Charging Temperature 0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Including battery: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Without battery: -25°C to +80°C (-13°F to 176°F)
Operating humidity Device: 95% Relative Humidity at 40°C (Non-condensing)
Solar radiation 1120W/m2; MIL Spec 810E Method 505.3
Water and Dust (Ingress protection) IP 55 (both with and without cables fitted)
Ice 25mm ice non-operational per MIL Spec 810E Method 521.1.
Winding Loading Operational 40kph (25mph), stand secured to ground
Survival 160kph (100mph), mounted with fixed installation kit

Radio Specifications
Operating Spectrum L-Band 1.5 to 1.6 GHz
Transmit: 1626.5 MHz – 1660.5 MHz
Receive: 1525 MHz – 1559 MHz
Bearer Bandwidth 10.5 KHz to 189 KHz
Maximum Radiated Power (EIRP) +20 dBW
Maximum Bearer Data Rate Transmit: Up to 492Kbps
Receive: Up to 492Kbps
Antenna Gain: 15dB (Tx), 14.4dB (Rx)
Pointing Loss: 0.5dB
Receive Sensitivity: -143dBW/m3
The antenna beam width 3dB or 20 degrees with a .3 dB or 7 degrees (+/-3 degrees either way) mispointing allowed


Hughes 9201 BGAN Reference Sheet


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