Hughes 4500 S-band Terminal

High Efficiency, all-IP terminal for EchoStar Mobile network

With the Hughes 4500 S-band terminal, sites that are otherwise off-grid can be assured of reliable and affordable end-to-end IP data connectivity. The low standby power consumption and weatherproofed integrated Omni antenna makes this hardware perfect for a wide range of fixed and mobile, land and maritime applications seeking high-quality, S-band satellite mobile services.


Supporting numerous applications, such as connected vehicles, industrial, fisheries, resource extraction, environmental monitoring, and Smart-Grid monitoring, the Hughes 4500 S-band terminal offers advantages across many industries and is highly suited to power-challenged locations that rely upon solar-battery arrays with sensitive power budgets.

The installation is highly convenient, consisting of a single 4500 unit that can be placed at the end of a single cable carrying Ethernet and power. The SIM card is then mounted securely inside the 4500 unit. The terminal is environmentally sealed for long-term outdoor installation on a fixed site or a moving vehicle, even including small boats.

4500 S-Band Terminal

Features of the Hughes 4500 S-band Terminal

  • S-band satellite operation
  • Omni directional antenna
  • Designed for mobile operations
  • Integrated watchdog to ensure “always-on” network connectivity, with no manual intervention required to recover from an outage
  • Supports remote terminal management
  • Auto-on and auto-context activation automatically restores power and connection, following any network issues or total loss of power
  • Low power consumption
  • Simple installation; no PC required
  • Terminal can be vehicle-, pole-, or mag-mounted
  • Weatherproof, integrated omni antenna element
  • Built-in GNSS receiver


  • Ethernet connection
  • Nominal 12V power
  • USB for connection to configuration PC
  • SIM connector under cover
  • Serial data and GPIO options

Package Contents

  • Hughes 4500 terminal
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Connection cables
  • Vehicular-, pole-, or mag-mounting kits
  • Extended warranty options

Technical Specifications

SAT Transmit Freq
1995–2010 MHz
SAT Receive Freq
2185–2200 MHz
GNSS Support
Terminal Weight
Terminal Dimensions
257 X 178 X 114 mm
Operating Temp
-25 to +65 °C
Storage Temp
-40 to +80 °C
95% RH at 40 °C
Terminal Mobility Speed
Up to 120 km/h
Wind loading
Survival: 200 km/h
Water and Dust
Input Voltage
+9V to +28v DC
Firmware Upgrades
Over the air or local
Power Consumption:
Transmit: <15W. Receive: < 8W. Idle: <1W. Off (Remote switch control): 10 mW