Satcom_phonecropSatcom Direct, the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications, is bolstering its activity in the Baltic and CIS regions with a strong presence at two of the areas’ most important business aviation shows this season.

At the IV Baltic Business Aviation Forum, to be held in Jurmarla, Latvia on 6-7 August 2015, Satcom Direct will enjoy a high profile presence as it sponsors the event’s important networking evening reception attended by leading aviation influencers and executives from the sector. Satcom Direct will maximise the opportunity to promote its GlobalVT product which allows smartphone users to use voice and SMS text functionality from their own personal smartphone number during flight at any altitude, anywhere in the world.

Supporting its expanding client base in the CIS region, Satcom Direct will also be a fourth time exhibitor at JetExpo, the CIS’s leading annual business aviation exhibition, to be held at Vnukovo Airport, 10-12 September. In addition to demonstrating GlobalVT, representatives at the Satcom Direct booth, C102, will showcase the benefits of its SkyStream channel bonding and aggregation service. Delegates will learn how the service provides a significant upgrade in airborne data speeds as it allows customers to combine multiple streaming channels of Inmarsat Swiftbroadband to achieve higher data rates for real-time communications applications like video conference and streaming video.

The company’s exclusive Satcom Direct Router (SDR™) powers both GlobalVT, and the bonding and aggregation services along with a range of other connectivity services including flight tracking, flight deck data links and moving map information. “People expect their smartphones, tablets, laptops, TV and video to work on their aircraft just like they would on the ground, and Satcom Direct is committed to providing that experience,” said Chris Moore, chief commercial officer, Satcom Direct International. “Accessibility to GlobalVT and SkyStream real-time video streaming enables passengers to make direct calls to colleagues, friends or relatives, whilst watching their favourite sports matches, awards ceremonies or news, in real time, in the air, as they would on the ground,” continues Moore.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. receives approval for line installation of SDR

Ahead of the Riga event, Satcom Direct has announced that Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for installation of its next-generation Satcom Direct Router (SDR) on Gulfstream G650, G550 and G450 aircraft. Gulfstream is pursuing similar supplemental type certificates from the FAA to add the SDR communications enhancement to GV and GIV aircraft.

“This is a wide body and long range market owing to the vast distances that need to be covered. Many of our customers fly Gulfstream models, so we anticipate they will welcome the latest approval and want to find out more about the options. Our presence at these two key events provides an excellent platform from which we can explain and demonstrate the benefits of the applications of the SDR to all our customers” concludes Moore.