EXPLORER Connect is for management of the Cobham SATCOM EXPLORER 510 and EXPLORER 710 satellite terminals.
EXPLORER Connect offers monitoring and configuration of the EXPLORER terminal and includes a built-in satellite phone for making or receiving satellite calls using the EXPLORER terminal.
The EXPLORER Connect main menu offers the following options:
• Satellite Phone – Use your phone as a satellite phone to make and receive calls via the EXPLORER terminal *
• Terminal Access – Open the terminal’s web interface for management and configuration
• Pointing – Activate the pointing process towards the BGAN satellite and see signal strength
• Dashboard – See the terminal status
Support for newer iOS version.
Ratings and Reviews
Needs work - might be useful
Caveat: I only used the aiming tools so far.
Using an iPhone 6, iOS 8.3
Tested v1 of app, six days after release.
Interfacing with an Explorer 510 terminal.
Selecting different functions in app caused an apparent crash and restart (?) - perhaps the phone just goes black and then shows the desktop before showing the new screen?
Buttons in aiming app were slow to respond or completely unresponsive. Killing the app and relaunching, navigating to the aiming function and then pressing the connect button (for instance) seemed to help, but far from ideal.
I'll be trying the SIP features soon and reporting back if possible.
Based on this feature's performance, I recommend aiming via browser interface, but keep an eye on the app for improvements.
I see potential.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.