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ICG integrates NxtMail server with Cobham SDUs for Swift airborne Wi-Fi access

3rd June 2009 - 16:27 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


International Communications Group (ICG) has successfully developed an interface between its NxtMail server and the SDU-7300 Swift 64 and SDU-7320 Swift Broadband Satcom systems that enables up to eight onboard Wi-Fi devices to simultaneously access the services provided by the Inmarsat high speed data channel.

“This integration of the NxtMail server and Cobham SDUs expands the potential market for ICG’s products,” said Jeff Saucedo, ICG’s vice-president of sales and marketing. “The NxtMail server is now configured to connect to both Inmarsat and Iridium systems simultaneously allowing operators with Inmarsat installed equipment to have the benefit of the advanced technology, capacity and versatility that was previously only available to those utilising the ICG Iridium system.”

The enhanced NxtMail server is claimed to be the least expensive e-mail solution on the market. It facilitates and manages communications and data routing with any of the ICG NxtLink Iridium Systems such as the ICS-100 and 200.  The integration with the Cobham SDUs means that operators of those units will now be able to interface a variety of Wi-Fi enabled devices, including Blackberrys, IPhones and mail services such as Blackberry Internet Service (BIS), Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), Blackberry PIN messaging, Instant Messenger, MS Exchange Server ActiveSync, and a variety of webmail services.

“We’re very pleased that ICG and Cobham have created this interconnectivity because it provides our mutual customers with additional choices and capabilities to meet their airborne communications needs,” said Jeff Salata, general manager of Cobham Antenna Systems.  

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