No matter how advanced it might seem, there is little in cabin technology that can’t be improved. Proof can be found at the Satcom1 exhibit (Booth No. 1891) where Aviation Modifications Leader (AML) is showing its portable OOM-100 and OOM-200 routers, which promise to increase Internet speeds by 200 to 300 percent.
The electronic children of AML founder and president Mark Lange, the OOM units send and receive data with an integrated compression and acceleration service that facilitates faster data throughput and greater system flexibility. “The units are compact and fully portable, allowing travelers to take the router from the aircraft cabin to a hotel or meetings,” said Lange.
Both units are fully compatible with previously installed satcom systems and are customized to meet the specific requirements of each owner, based on engineering discussions with the owner/operator. The customization feature permits corporations to integrate their own internal security software and thus avoid exposure to security weaknesses that may exist in publicly available services.
The OOM-100 is priced at $12,500 and the OOM-200 at $17,500. Because they are considered loose equipment by the FAA they do not require a supplemental type certificate. The biggest difference in the two units, aside from price, is that the OOM-200 facilitates voice over Internet protocol phone calls, and at 3.5 pounds it is a little more than twice as heavy as the OOM-100.