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Satcom Direct Now SwiftBroadband Distributor

 - May 12, 2009, 2:55 AM

Satcom Direct (Booth No. 683) has been named a distribution partner for Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband in-flight voice and data service, giving the satellite communications service reseller access to live troubleshooting and diagnostic information.

The designation will help Satcom Direct engineers warn of congestion and other network issues for business jet customers flying anywhere in the world. Based on technology deployed in Inmarsat’s latest I-4 satellites, SwiftBroadband supports IP and circuit-switched applications at faster data rates and lower cost than the previous Swift64 service.

The maximum data rate of the service is 432 kilobits per second, available over much of the planet except for coverage gaps near the poles. Inmarsat also offers SwiftBroadband streaming services at 32, 64 and 128 kbps.