At a press conference here at the NBAA Convention yesterday, EMS Satcom announced Honeywell (Booth No. 1994) has selected the company’s eNfusion SwiftBroadband satcom technology for its MCS-7100 series multichannel family of satcom products. The products will provide in-flight access to high-speed Internet access, voice and video in most of the world’s skies.
International Communications Group (Booth No. 1447) is making it easier to reach out and touch someone. The Newport News, Va. company says its latest system, the AeroCom 1100 cabin telecommunications unit (CTU), provides an automated, integrated package that supports telephone, fax and data services for small to medium-sized business jets.
Preparing for the day when aircraft passengers are allowed to make cellphone calls in flight, Arinc and Telenor have created AeroMobile, a new service that the companies say will make such calling routine for airline and business aircraft passengers.
As anyone who has flown aboard a private jet can attest, whiling away the time en route with a good book, sampling the catering or just engaging in some quiet conversation with cabin mates can make for an entirely enjoyable experience aloft.
EMS Satcom has revealed the newest addition to its eNfusion suite of airborne wireless communication products that the company promises will bring Internet access to smaller business aircraft.
Satellite communications service provider Satcom Direct gave live demonstrations of Inmarsat’s broadband global area network (BGAN) land mobile technology at last month’s NBAA Convention. The precursor to the aviation-specific SwiftBroadband data service, BGAN provides a satellite link to users at speeds equivalent to a DSL connection.
AirCell last month formally launched Axxess, its next-generation airborne telecommunication system developed for installation aboard medium to large business aircraft.
Rockwell Collins’s new SAT-6100 satellite communication system made its world debut aboard the Bombardier Global 5000 at the Paris Air Show last month.
For the business aviation market, CMC Electronics has introduced a compact satcom antenna the company calls SatLite. As the name implies, this antenna was designed with size and weight in mind.
Live tv over the ocean? It’s not possible today, and traditional direct broadcast satellite television providers are unlikely to have a business model for such services anytime soon. But Boeing and Rockwell Collins do.