Having launched its new connectivity offering, SD Xperience, at NBAA-BACE in October 2018, Satcom Direct is showcasing the technology on a global tour with its Gulfstream GIV. The tour will last just under 10 days and will allow SD executives, including chief operating officer Chris Moore, to demonstrate the solution to the business aviation community – including long-term customers – in flight.
The end-to-end connectivity solution combines the full suite of SD cabin and cockpit communications services, aircraft connectivity hardware and flight operations software to deliver consistent connectivity around the world.
Adding extra power to the portfolio is the newly introduced FlexExec broadband service, for which SD is the master distributor, delivered in partnership with Intelsat and Astronics AeroSat. The connectivity service, which is dedicated to business aviation, joins existing service providers in the SD portfolio. SD Xperience is also served by SD ground infrastructure; the SD Data Center enables the application of existing compliance and security protocols for aircraft networks to mitigate cyberattack and maintain data integrity.
“With the introduction of SD Xperience we demystify the connectivity selection process, simplify the business aviation connectivity experience and improve operational efficiency,” said Moore. “By aggregating and integrating our suite of products into one portfolio we’ve created a powerful means of providing connectivity services around the globe for an increased number of platforms. We anticipate the demonstration flights will give customers even more insight into what business aviation connectivity can do to improve the flight experience, and look forward to showcasing it to the international audience.”