Firmware Update for FBB & BGAN Users…

October 03, 2013

Recommended for Users of Cobham's, (formerly Thrane & Thrane) SAILOR 150, SAILOR 250, SAILOR 500, EXPLORER 325 and EXPLORER 727 version 1.18.

We are pleased to inform you that the Cobham, (formerly Thrane & Thrane) SAILOR 150, SAILOR 250, SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband and EXPLORER 325 and EXPLORER 727 Land Mobile firmware release version 1.18 is released and available for download from the Inmarsat website at and

Recommendations for installation
This is a Recommended firmware upgrade including:

  • Improvements to the FleetBroadband Multi-voice service (SAILOR terminals only)
  • Use of additional MSISDN numbers for the FleetBroadband Multi-voice service
  • Support for a Dual Antenna Solution with the SAILOR500

Firmware version 1.18 is not critical but is required for the FleetBroadband Multi-voice service. Further information for this release can be found in the attached Technical Notification from Cobham SATCOM. This release will be available for download within one week through the BGAN LaunchPad Update Service.