500th Inmarsat GX terminal activation for SD


Satcom Direct (SD) has now activated a total of 500 terminals accessing the Jet ConneX high-speed aerospace broadband service through Inmarsat’s High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Global Xpress (GX) network.

SD is managing service delivery to a combination of global business, government and military aircraft. Jet ConneX is supported by the SD router family, which SD designed to augment inflight connectivity efficiency, deliver a portfolio of customisable SD applications, and support cybersecurity management.

“The activation of 500 Jet ConneX terminals using Inmarsat’s GX constellation demonstrates that connectivity has become an essential part of aviation today,” said Chris Moore, SD president, business aviation. “In addition to delivering powerful communications to improve inflight productivity, the collection, aggregation and analysis of data generated by the aircraft improves flight operations, enhances efficiency and improves financial management. As Inmarsat continues to bolster its outstanding GX constellation, SD continues to develop services enabling optimisation of the data capability. It’s a powerful combination for a data-hungry aerospace sector.”

SD was the first business aviation communications provider to provision its services and transmit data over Inmarsat’s first two GX satellites, and has been a value-added reseller of the GX HTS constellation since launch in 2015. The company notes it is Inmarsat’s largest aeronautical service provider.

“SD has collaborated with Inmarsat for more than 20 years and we recognise that this 500th Jet ConneX activation confirms them yet again as one of our most valued partners,” said Kai Tang, senior vice president of business and general aviation at Inmarsat. “SD continues to provide visionary services to its customers and Inmarsat is just as committed to supporting the customer experience. We can only continue to do that by closely collaborating with our partners to keep delivering exciting new global connectivity services to the aerospace market.”

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