Cobham to Test Explorer Terminals at Land Rover Experience Tour
Cobham Satcom’s sponsorship of the Land Rover Experience Tour 2017 kicked-off in July with delivery and testing of its Explorer terminals that will keep participants safe and connected during the grueling expedition, which takes place in Peru from Oct. 14 to Nov. 9 this year.
Cobham has provided a communications suite for the tour fleet including Explorer Push-To-Talk, which uses the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) network to provide a connection between the vehicles and base camp for operational, safety and welfare purposes. The lightweight Explorer 5075GX Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) 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, Cobham stated.
Running since 2000, the Land Rover Experience Tour was established to demonstrate the 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 design and engineering behind Land Rover vehicles’ off-road capabilities.