• Low-Power and Always-OnBGAN 9502 works in solar-powered sites and provides an always-on IP connection to PLC, RTU, and data logger networks


BGAN 9502 Satellite Modem: Cost-Effective and Low-Power


The BGAN 9502 satellite terminal provides reliable connectivity for highly-remote SCADA applications. The terminal delivers affordable, global, end-to-end IP data connectivity enabling applications in industry sectors such as environmental monitoring, SmartGrid, pipeline monitoring, compressor monitoring, well site automation, video surveillance, and out-of-band management to primary site communications.

Low-Power Operation:

The exceptional low-power consumption (< 1W idle) of the 9502 makes it possible to provide end-to-end IP connectivity to sites that are off the grid. The low-power consumption provides end-to-end IP connectivity to power-challenged locations that rely upon solarbattery arrays involving sensitive power budgets. The BGAN 9502 is ideal for remote solar-powered sites.

Compared to high-speed satellite communications, the BGAN 9502 is a compact-sized device that works in solar-powered sites.

Always-On IP Connection:

BGAN 9502’s always-on IP allows connection to PLC, RTU, and data logger networks, providing full-access and maintenance functionality such as programming, polling, FTP, and web interface.

Ethernet Connectivity:

The BGAN 9502 has an Ethernet port that provides connectivity with any remote TCP/IP SCADA device. Remote sites that require serial connectivity can be equiped with the SCADALink IP100 Terminal Server to provide a bridge between the RS232 / RS485 serial interface to the BGAN 9502’s Ethernet port.




Features & Specs

Technical Specifications:

  • Satellite Transmit Frequency 1626.5–1660.5 MHz
  • Satellite Receive Frequency 1525–1559 MHz
  • GPS Frequency 1574.42–1576.42 MHz
  • IDU Weight < 1.5 Kg
  • IDU Dimensions 150 mm x 200 mm x 45 mm
  • ODU Weight < 1.9 Kg (excludes mount and cable)
  • ODU Dimensions 385 mm x 385 mm x 33 mm
  • Operating Temperature -40° C to +75° C
  • Storage Temperature -55° C to +75° C
  • Humidity 95% RH at +40° C
  • ODU Wind Loading Survival wind loading (with optional mount) up to 100 mph
  • IDU Water and Dust IP-40 Compliant
  • ODU Water and Dust IP-65 Compliant
  • Input Voltage +12 Vdc/+24 Vdc nominal
  • Firmware Upgrades Over the air or local

Main Features:

  • No connection charge with BGAN M2M (normal BGAN charge is 100K)
  • Minimum CDRs only 1K (normal BGAN charge is 10K)
  • No charge over-the-air modem software upgrades
  • Exclusive airtime packages unique to the BGAN 9502
  • Integrated IP Watchdog to ensure “always-on” network connectivity. No manual intervention required to recover from an outage
  • Auto-on/auto-context activation automatically restores power and PDP connection to itself following loss of power and / or IP connection
  • Remote control via SMS-remote management platform for command and control to the terminal using SMS, including configuration, debugging, and access to Web interface
  • Ultra-low power consumption
    • Transmit: < 20 W
    • Narrow beam w/o transmit: 3 W
    • Idle (regional beam): < 1 W
    • Off (wake on packet): < 10 mW (@ 12 Vdc)
    • Off (wake on packet): < 30 mW (@ 24 Vdc)
    • Off (GPIO control): < 3 mW (@ 12 Vdc)
    • Off (GPIO control): 0
  • Relay mode passes WAN IP address to the connected RTU
  • Security enhancements with extended layers of embedded security options
  • Basic installation; no PC required
  • Outdoor unit (ODU) can be pole mounted
  • Indoor unit (IDU) is housed inside building or the remote terminal unit (RTU)
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Interfaces
    • Ethernet connection (RJ45)
    • USB–Type B for connection to configuration PC
    • RS-232 (DB9) to external NMEA 0183-based GNSS device (e.g., GLONASS receiver)
    • TNC connection on the IDU to the external antenna
  • Package Contents
    • Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M Terminal IDU
    • 10 meters RF antenna cable
    • External antenna (ODU)
  • Accessories
    • Modem (IDU) strap
    • Antenna basic fixed mount kit
    • Antenna azimuth elevation bracket
    • Extended warranty options






Redundant / Backup Data Links to Critical Infrastructure

When set to Modbus IP and Serial MUX mode, the SCADALink IP100 provides a secondary path, multiplexed to create a redundant connection with the BGAN 9502.

Communication to Remote PLC / RTU Networks

The BGAN 9502’s always-on satellite communication allows remote access for SCADA maintenance & configuration functionality such as programming, polling, FTP, and web interface.

Remote Video Surveillance

Remote video surveillance systems using the BGAN 9502 for industrial applications including: Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Power, Water, Mining, and Manufacturing.




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