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BGAN Application Framework

The GateHouse BGAN Application Framework is an extension of the GateHouse BGAN Protocol Stack. It forms the foundation of the BGAN terminal application layer and can be used by BGAN terminal manufacturers to build an application layer tailored to their specific requirements. In this way, the BGAN Application Framework minimizes the risk, the cost and the time of delivery.

From fast and reliable prototypes to stable and reliable products

BGAN terminals are required to be compliant to the Inmarsat Common MMI and Mandatory Test Requirements (MTR). The MTR’s are executed using an Inmarsat BGAN Test Case Manager (TCM), BGAN Physical Layer Tester (BPLT) and about one thousand test scripts. Consequently, a major effort is required by the terminal manufacturers in developing the application layer software of a BGAN user terminal, and the risks involved are considerable.

GateHouse now offers its customers the BGAN Application Framework (BAF). This software framework is an extension of the GateHouse BGAN Protocol Stack (BPS).

The BAF allows for prototyping with fully functional reference implementation, hereby making it a powerful tool throughout the development process.

The BAF is high-quality and extremely reliable software that can easily be extended according to customer requirements, minimizing the risk, cost and time of delivery.


The key components of the BGAN Application Framework are:

  • Standard AT Handler also supporting BGAN specific commands
  • Handlers for Network Access Control, Packet Switched and Circuit Switched calls, including SMS

The AT handler also supports the Inmarsat BGAN terminal application: LaunchPad.

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BGAN Application Framework