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MEBA: School for satcoms
With the choice of connectivity services on offer to the business/VIP aviation community now wider than ever, Danish solutions provider Satcom1 plans to help current and potential customers make their minds up at an event scheduled to follow next week’s Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show in Dubai.
The company will host a day-long seminar at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach on Wednesday. The syllabus will cover the pros and cons of the Inmarsat, Iridium and Ku-band satellite systems, onboard cellphone via Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) and Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology, billing systems, optimisation of links for Internet access and email, and much more.
There will also be a live demonstration of Satcom1’s cellphone solution for corporate/VIP aircraft, and representatives of Inmarsat avionics manufacturers Thrane & Thrane, Chelton and EMS Satcom will present their product portfolios.
At the show Satcom1 will feature its AvioIP software, designed to support a wide variety of applications via the Inmarsat and other satcoms systems aboard the aircraft. Running on the JetLAN AR250 router from NAT Seattle of the USA, AvioIP is compatible with Inmarsat’s 432kbit/sec SwiftBroadband service, which is due to achieve worldwide coverage next year.
Satcom1recently project-managed the world’s first full-capability SwiftBroadband installation, in a Middle East-based aircraft. The work was carried out in partnership with Alnair Aerospace of Dubai.
AvioIP also facilitates videoconferencing, BlackBerry email, onboard cellphone through a BlackBerry UMA device or a Nokia SIP phone, data acceleration, passenger billing, simultaneous access to SwiftBroadband, the 64kbit/sec Swift 64 and Ku-band, and bandwidth and WiFi/LAN management.
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