Satcom Direct transmits data using Jet ConneX via Inmarsat-5 F-2 satellite


Satcom Direct first provisioned its services and transmitted data over Inmarsat’s new Ka-band Global Xpress (GX) network via the Inmarsat-5 F-1 satellite in August 2015. In December 2015, it validated its services over the Inmarsat-5 F-2 (I-5 F-2) satellite, which serves the Atlantic Ocean region.

Jet ConneX is a broadband service for business aviation operators, operating over Inmarsat’s GX constellation. It is designed to support high-data-rate applications in flight, including streaming YouTube videos and Skype video calls, in real time.

“Jet ConneX is a game changer for the business aviation industry, allowing passengers to access high-speed inflight connectivity with worldwide coverage that is consistent, reliable and unmatched,” said Kurt Weidemeyer, vice president of business aviation at Inmarsat.

Satcom Direct’s has developed proprietary Jet ConneX solutions designed to enable operators to manage and maximize bandwidth, improve voice call quality and prioritize passenger data. It offers tiered pricing plans, with guaranteed minimum data rates for each pricing tier.

“Aircraft operators want and need the fastest possible data speeds in the air,” said Jim Jensen, founder and CEO of Satcom Direct. “Satcom Direct is out in front in proving that our services are ready for the next-generation networks as soon as they are available to customers.”

The company is also an authorized GX value-added reseller for US government aviation and enterprise markets.

December 17, 2015

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