If you think $12,500 for a mobile phone App is expensive, then think again.
Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) December 15, 2010
ASiQ Limited Australia announced today the world’s most expensive mobile phone App.
If you think $12,500 for a mobile phone App is expensive, then think again. If you own a private jet and it lets you use your mobile phone in-flight to make a phone call, it’s cheap. Particularly when you consider that conventional aircraft mobile phone systems can cost up to five hundred thousand dollars.
Ron Chapman ASiQ’s CEO stated that, “After we flight tested the original SafeCell data App and announced the world’s first Bluetooth Access Point, we were inundated with requests from corporate jet operators for a voice and data solution. What we realised was, the majority of corporate jets already had an inexpensive satellite link onboard and once we connected the mobile phone to the satellite link using Bluetooth, we ended up with a very inexpensive mobile phone voice and data solution. This a major break through and the reason it’s all possible is we connect via Bluetooth, instead of the mobiles phone primary transmitter. In effect SafeCell delivers virtually the same features you receive from a conventional aircraft mobile phone system, but without the $500K price tag, roaming charges or additional 85Kg of weight.
Now $12,500 for the App may seem expensive, but it does come with another very special bit. A unique piece of software, which controls the satellite link and converts any existing aircraft server, cockpit tablet, Laptop, Netbook or Tabletpc into a mobile phone access point. The fact is most corporate aircraft have some form of computer onboard, even if it’s just a laptop. We can utilise the existing systems to connect them straight away, which is a further cost savings. For those who want a more permanent solution, for an additional $10,000 they can install the SafeCell SC-AP. A combined aircraft server and Bluetooth access point.”
The initial App release is for Blackberry, Nokia and all Symbian based mobile phones and PDA’s. Android will follow shortly after. For the iPhone, as it has a very restricted Bluetooth capability we will have to charge an additional configuration fee. Hopefully one day Apple will see the light and provide full open access to Bluetooth.
As part of the launch program on orders placed before the 30th January 2011 we will include a brand new mobile phone of choice, a top of the line noise cancelling headset and hands free kit” Ron Said
By using Bluetooth to connect directly into the existing satellites ground stations, you operate outside of the global mobile roaming network, thereby eliminating roaming charges and the requirement for Telco approval. Conventional aircraft mobile phone technology is locked to the global mobile roaming network and when connected via satellite creates one of the most expensive mobile phone services in the world. Even worse, in the USA, where 90% of corporate jets operate, you cannot even install them. This is why SafeCell is unique. Bluetooth is documented as safe for use in aircraft and does not have these restrictions.
SafeCell Bizjets initial target market is around 16,000 corporate aircraft equipped with a satellite link. SafeCell Bizjet is the fore runner of the SafeCell airline platform, which is now due for release in 2011.
SafeCell is patented in-flight mobile phone solution. The SafeCell IP, patent and global patent applications is owned by ASI Entertainment Inc an OTCBQ listed company ticker code “ASiQ”
Under licence, ASiQ Limited Australia has the exclusive rights to commercialise and develop the SafeCell IP globally.
For full detailed information go to http://www.asiq.com.