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WAEA: TriaGnoSys enables VoIPphones for VIPs

8th September 2008 - 12:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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German communications technology supplier TriaGnoSys is here to talk about the in-flight voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) capability it has contributed to the inflight broadband connectivity solution developed by Thales for the business jet market.

TriaGnoSys’ technology allows the aircraft to be treated as an extension to the ground telephone network or a company’s private branch exchange (PBX). It also makes it possible for owners and their passengers to use wired VoIP phones, wireless Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) phones, and Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) phones. SIP is one of the main platforms for mobile VoIP. UMA supports GSM cellular and WiFi capability in a single phone.

The Thales offering to business jet operators is based on Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite communications. TriaGnoSys’ software helps to cut satcoms user costs by compressing the IP data stream to minimise the amount of data transmitted, and by dynamically managing the data stream to minimise the use of satellite resources.

“We enable business jet owners to set up the communications in the aircraft just as if it was an office on the ground,” says managing director Axel Jahn. “Connecting to the PBX means each phone on the plane has a phone or company extension number, with all the benefits that provides – call transfers, internal conference calls, voicemail access and so on. And all this is available in conjunction with broadband Internet access.”

The company believes that its technology, particularly the compression and satellite link management functions will also be of interest to the airlines. “We’re looking forward to talking about it to the carriers who are visiting the show,” says Jahn.

TriaGnoSys also offers a range of PlaneBill voice and Internet access billing facilities to meet the needs of both business operators and fractional ownership and charter companies. Options include free calling for all passengers, flat-rate billing, or individual billing for each passenger.

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