Cobham Delivers EXPLORER Terminals for Land Rover Tour 2017

Cobham SATCOM has now delivered its EXPLORER terminals for the Land Rover Experience Tour 2017. The cutting-edge EXPLORER terminals are land based portable and vehicular BGAN and VSAT terminals designed to fulfill critical communications needs. They will keep participants safe and connected during the grueling expedition, which takes place in Peru from 14th October to 9th November this year.

Cobham SATCOM is a long-time supporter of Land Rover’s semi-regular trek to some of the world’s most remote locations. This year’s tour features 16 new model Land Rover Discovery SUVs and 3 new model Range Rover Sports with a team of staff and experts from Land Rover Experience Germany and support from the global Experience Network. The team is accompanied by 42 international participants, all of whom won their places on the tour by entering a series of national competitions open to the public earlier this year.

Running since 2000, the Land Rover Experience Tour was established to demonstrate the extreme durability of Land Rovers in the most inhospitable environments on the planet. This year’s route through the wilderness and mountains of Peru is designed to test the cutting-edge design and engineering that makes Land Rover vehicles famous for their off-road capabilities alongside the equipment and products of like-minded sponsors.

EXPLORER terminals are the perfect match for the new Land Rover Discovery, providing unmatched reliable communications from virtually anywhere on land. Cobham has provided a diverse communications suite for the tour fleet including EXPLORER Push-To-Talk, which uses the Inmarsat BGAN network to provide a highly reliable connection between the vehicles and to base camp for operational, safety and welfare purposes.

The rugged and lightweight EXPLORER 5075GX VSAT terminal will also provide data connectivity using Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band satellite service. This ensures high-speed internet access for participants and the media team during the tour, wherever they are.

Click here to know more about Cobham EXPLORER range.