Satcom1 accredited as Inmarsat SwiftBroadband Distribution Partner
EBACE NEWS: 19th May 2014
Satcom1 achieves the highest level of partnership with Inmarsat
Satcom1, the Copenhagen based satellite communication and connectivity solutions specialist for cockpit and cabin, has been appointed by Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, to become a Distribution Partner for its SwiftBroadband services to the global business and ‘VVIP’ aviation market. Satcom1 has been a highly successful Gold service provider for SwiftBroadband for several years and, based on its strong performance, is now promoted to Distribution Partner level. The agreement means that Satcom1 will be able to further improve its level of support in terms of activation and airtime, real-time trouble shooting and diagnostics to its current and future customer base.
Introduced in 2007, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband is today’s leading aviation satellite broadband communication platform. It is the only network that enables worldwide inflight Wi-Fi and GSM services for the global business and government aviation industry. It provides simultaneous voice and IP-based package switched services of up to 432 kbps as a standard, using Inmarsat’s constellation of L-band I-4 satellites, and will continue to play a vital role in many years to come. SwiftBroadband is also expected to be approved for FANS and ACARS safety services by 2015.
Satcom1 specialises in services provided to VVIP, Head-of-State, wide-bodied business jets. In order to address the needs of this specialised market segment, Satcom1’s Research and Development (R&D) department has developed a service that is a part of its AvioIP Software Suite, bonding two Inmarsat SwiftBroadband channels to deliver high-speed data services of up to 900kbps to the user. Since 2012, this solution has been successfully installed on many business aircraft. Satcom1 continues its R&D efforts to optimise SwiftBroadband and AvioIP suite capabilities to provide a world-class service to end-customers and maintain the leading edge in the industry.
“We are extremely proud to now represent Inmarsat as an aviation Distribution Partner. This important milestone follows a tremendously busy 2014 in which Satcom1 has been appointed as reseller of Jet ConneX (JX), the business aviation service powered by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network, as well as Honeywell’s Global Data Center for cockpit DATALINK services. I want to thank our customers and partners, without their loyalty and trust in us over the years all this would not have been possible,” says Satcom1’s CEO Henrik Zinck. “We can now support our current and new customers at the highest level possible. Our dedicated commitment to R&D activities and investments are intact, and we will continue to develop and bring sophisticated connectivity solutions to the market, suiting any SATCOM platform,” ends Mr. Zinck.
”The VVIP and business jet market is very important for Inmarsat and we are proud to serve virtually the whole market globally. Satcom1 is one of the leading satellite communications service providers in this segment, in particular with its innovative services and global reach,” said Miranda Mills, President, Inmarsat Aviation. ”In today’s global world, aircraft fly to the four corners of the globe, and Inmarsat’s unique, truly global satellite network ensures our business aviation customers have access to inflight connectivity wherever they fly.”
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Satcom1 has been developing innovative solutions for “office in the sky” services since 2003 based on extensive first-hand experience in satellite communications and aeronautical field support. Today, Satcom1 provides a complete cabin and cockpit airtime solution, software and consultancy to any size business jet, Head-of State, military, helicopters and VVIP aircraft worldwide and offers support in 11 languages. Headquarters based in Copenhagen (Denmark), R&D and Support Center located at Paris Le Bourget Airport, France; sales & consultancy offices in Dubai (UAE) and San Antonio, TX (USA).
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com. The Inmarsat press release newsfeed is on Twitte @Inmarsatnews and corporate updates are on @Inmarsat_plc