December 1, 2016 – Flying Colours has completed its first installations of the Satcom Direct Router (SDR). The first router was fitted as part of a Global 5000 cabin refurbishment package, and the second as part of a new Global 5000 completion project for an undisclosed private Middle Eastern owner.
Whilst crew and passengers on these aircraft are already benefiting from the SD services, including the Global VT option, the aircraft are expected to return to Flying Colours’ facility in Ontario in early 2017 to have the supplemental SD WiFi Hub installed. This will add functionality to, and augment the performance of, the existing SDR. The SDR enables the use of personal smartphones for text and voice calling, optimizes bandwidth for connectivity to the Internet, and can stream data around the world.
“The SDR is a very clever piece of technology that enhances cabin communications, information provision and entertainment options. With its ability to adapt to existing and new harness wiring, it is a product that we are advising clients to install to futureproof their connectivity needs. The addition of the SD WiFi Hub is an intelligent way of maximizing the full range of SD services, ensuring powerful bandwidth and consistent connectivity throughout the cabin,” stated Eric Gillespie, EVP of Flying Colours.