4WD Touring Australia’ on set with Inmarsat’s SAFARI™ Land Vehicular BGAN Terminal
In August 2012, Addcom Contact Solutions provided Johnno’s Camper Trailers with satellite BGAN equipment for use in their new documentary lifestyle show ‘4WD Touring Australia’. Johnno’s Camper Trailers required a Vehicular BGAN unit that fulfilled the following criteria:
- Capable of creating a strong communications hub
- Supported a high variety of communications methods
- Stylish yet minimal and unobtrusive appearance
- A lightweight, robust, easy to use unit that is extremely portable and ideal for being on the move
- The latest and most practical model in the market
With reference to their requirements, both Addcom Contact Solutions and Johnno’s Camper Trailers agreed that the SAFARI™ Land Vehicular BGAN Terminal was the perfect solution for the task.
‘4WD Touring Australia’ is a TV series predominately about outback off-road travelling for people wanting a more down to earth travelling experience. Utilising the SAFARI™ BGAN Terminal on their show was great exposure for the unit. The SAFARI™ was endorsed by experienced travellers in some of the most rugged and harsh environments imaginable.
“I have been using the SAFARI™ communication system for three months on a filming trip that took in the coral coast of WA, Flinders Ranges, Birdsville track, Simpson Desert and the Red Centre. On this trip we had vehicles that had many different options for communications from HF radios and many different satellite phone options. The only system that worked everywhere was the SAFARI™. I found it to be easy to use, reliable and robust, I saw other systems struggle in all of these areas but the Safari exceeded my expectations in all areas. The fact that I could keep on top of my business commitments both via phone and email in the most remote areas of this country was awesome and when you couple that with the safety aspect of being able to contact help had I needed it made me feel very safe indeed. This piece of equipment should not be a consideration when you travel, it is a piece of insurance that you cannot afford to go without.” Craig McGown – Co-Host of 4WD Touring Australia
About 4WD Touring Australia
4WD Touring Australia is a new television series about the open road and the amazing people you meet along the way. Carlisle, Craig and friends explore Australia’s outback by 4WD, featuring iconic Australian travel destinations like the Kimberley, the High Country, Cape York, Coral Coast, Flinders Ranges and the Simpson Desert. With tips to improve your 4WDing skills, campfire cooking and the best touring destinations in Australia, this show is all about living the dream. The show also features regular reviews of camping options for the touring traveller including tents, camper trailers and off-road caravans.