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Inmarsat Announces Critical Firmware Upgrade for FBB & BGAN Terminals

Inmarsat Announces Critical Firmware Upgrade for FBB & BGAN Terminals


Inmarsat has annouced a CRITICAL firmware upgrade (release 1.16) for the following Thrane & Thrane/Cobham terminals:

  • Sailor 150
  • Sailor 250
  • Sailor 500
  • Explorer 325
  • Explorer 727

Firmware version 1.16 is released and available for download from the Inmarsat website at:


This new firmware upgrade is required due to the FleetBroadband Multi-voice service and network enhancement.

After June 1, 2013, terminals that are not upgraded to version 1.16 will be unable to receive calls on the IP handset.

Only terminals using the Thrane and Throne/Cobham IP handset will be affected. Terminals with a standard two wire handset will continue to work as normal.

Further information on this release can be found in this Thrane & Thrane Technical Bulletin.

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