EMS Technologies drops price of its data satcom

 - March 19, 2008, 7:28 AM

Deals like this one don’t come along everyday. Satcom maker EMS Technologies announced a large price reduction for its HSD-128 high-speed data satcom terminal at the NBAA show last month, from a suggested retail price of $182,750 to a new list price of $135,000. But buyers had better act soon–the almost $50,000 drop in price is effective only through the end of the year, according to the Ottawa, Ontario company. HSD systems are available direct from EMS or from any authorized EMS distributor or dealer, said Neil MacKay, senior vice president and general manager for EMS Technologies’ satcom group. “Our goal in offering this significant price reduction to business aviation is to help make high-speed data capability affordable to flight departments serving the communication needs of their executive customers,” said MacKay. The HSD-128 satcom combines two channels of Inmarsat Swift64 data for Internet connectivity at rates as high as 128 kbps.