Thrane and Thrane (Cobham) firmware release 1.16

March 10, 2013

CRITICAL Thrane and Thrane/Cobham SAILOR 150, SAILOR 250, SAILOR 500, EXPLORER 325 and EXPLORER 727 firmware release 1.16.

Thrane and Thrane/Cobham SAILOR 150, SAILOR 250, SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband and, EXPLORER 325 and EXPLORER 727 Land Mobile firmware release version 1.16 is released and available for download from the Inmarsat website at:   and

Recommendations for installation
This is a CRITICAL firmware upgrade for the terminals listed above. The new firmware upgrade is required due to the FleetBroadband Multi-voice service and network enhancement.

After 1st June 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 Thrane/Cobham IP handset will be affected, terminals with a standard two wire handset will continue to work as normal.

Other new features in the release include:

• Support for Fax and 3.1kHz Audio on SAILOR 150
• Restoration of an open PDP context on a UT power cycle
• Support to ThraneLINK, a sophisticated communication protocol that connects the SAILOR products in a network

Firmware version 1.16 is a Critical upgrade and further information on this release can be found in the attached Technical Bulletin from Thrane and Thrane/Cobham. This release will be available for download within one week through the BGAN LaunchPad Update Service. 
Should you wish to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact the customer service team either by email to or via telephone on +44 (0) 207 728 1020.