INMARSAT BGAN

How to Use

INMARSAT BGAN equipment allows you to use the telephone with its special handset, and ISDN data transmissions, standard IP packet communication, and streaming IP packet communication with the aid of a computer. Operations and connections may differ with the INMARSAT BGAN equipment that you are using, so please also refer to the equipment's instruction manual.

Preparations

  • Installation of "Launch Pad" software for controlling your INMARSAT BGAN equipment with a computer

Install [1] the "Launch Pad" software onto your INMARSAT BGAN equipment so that you can control it with a computer. This software can be installed on Windows 2000/XP, Macintosh 10.1, or above [1].

  • [1]
    You do not need to install software if you are only going to use the telephone. Installation and supported operating systems may differ with the INMARSAT BGAN equipment you are using, so please refer to the terminal's instruction manual.

Setup: Before starting communication

  1. Insert the SIM card into your INMARSAT BGAN equipment.
  2. Connect your INMARSAT BGAN equipment to the handset and a computer with "Launch Pad" installed and turn on the computer.
    • Connections to the computer depend on the INMARSAT BGAN equipment and the interfaces and drivers that are provided with it, so please also refer to the equipment's instruction manual. You do not need to turn on the computer if you are only going to use the telephone.
  3. Switch on the INMARSAT BGAN equipment.
  4. Face the antenna towards the satellite.
  5. Start up "Launch Pad" on your handset or computer to control your INMARSAT BGAN equipment.
    <On the handset>
    1. (1) On the handset or INMARSAT BGAN equipment, enter the PIN of the SIM card you inserted.

    2. (2) Adjust the direction of the antenna so that "Signal Strength" is maximized and press the Enter button.

    3. (3) When "Ready [2]" appears on the screen, the terminal is ready for communication. If it does not appear, redo from step (2).

    • [2]
      Depending on the type of INMARSAT BGAN equipment you are using, "Idle" may appear instead.
    <Computer>
    1. (1) Start "Launch Pad."

    2. (2) If "Log In" information is set, enter your "Password" to get started.

    3. (3) Enter the PIN number of the SIM card you inserted.

    4. (4) Get GPS data to clarify your position relative to the satellite.

    5. (5) Adjust the direction of the antenna so that "Signal Strength" is maximized.

    6. (6) Press the "Register with network now" button.

    7. (7) When "You are registered with Inmarsat" appears in the "Registration status" or "Status" field, registration for communication is complete. If it does not appear, redo from step (4).

To make a call

  • After setup, you can use the terminal as follows.
  1. From the handset, dial "00," then the country code ("81" for Japan), the area code (excluding the first "0"), then the telephone number. For example, to call 03-XXXX-XXXX in Tokyo, enter as follows.

    00813XXXXXXXX

  2. Press #, the green handset symbol or on-hook button.
  3. After the call, press the red telephone symbol or the off-hook button to hang up.

To use ISDN data transmission (64 kbps)

  • After setup, you can use the terminal as follows.
  1. Use the computer's communications software to dial. For example, to connect with 03-XXXX-XXXX in Tokyo, enter the destination number as follows. Dialing is the same as for a telephone call, but enter a # at the end.
    • Make sure your computer's communications software is prepared with the proper modem and connection settings.

      00813XXXXXXXX#

  2. After communication, cut the connection with your computer's software.

To use Standard IP Packet or Streaming IP Packet communications

  • After setup, you can use the terminal as follows.
  1. Press the "Data" button in "Launch Pad."
  2. In the Connection control field, click the icon [3] of the destination you want to connect to.
  3. Wait until the icon becomes active (the border turns green).
  4. Go ahead with data communication.
  5. When you are finished, click the active icon (green border) in the "Connection control" field to cut the connection.
  • [3]
    The icon displays "Disconnect" while it is connected and "Connect" while the connection is cut.