Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 21, 2011
ASiQ Limited Australia announced today the release of the Android version of SafeCell, the world's most affordable in-flight mobile phone solution for corporate jets.
Ron Chapman ASiQ's CEO stated that "the development of the Android App follows on from our initial Blackberry and Symbian versions. I am very excited about this version and congratulate our developers on how quickly they were able to develop this platform. We now see why Android has gained such a high consumer acceptance. The App is very fast, which means that making a call at 30,000 feet or sending a message is just as simple as if you were using your mobile on the ground.
No matter which satellite system you have onboard, Iridium, Inmarsat or Thuraya, SafeCell connects you and no more roaming charges. From as little as $12,500 for a single channel licence, up to $17,500 for a multi channel licence, its cheap compared to $350 - $500K for conventional mobile phone technology. Plus you can use SafeCell in the USA and several other countries where conventional mobile phone systems are banned.
The App can be installed on unlimited mobiles at no extra charge however, with a single channel licence only one mobile can log on at a time, whereas with a multi channel licence, up to six mobiles can operate simultaneously. We developed the App this way as the majority of smaller jets only have one channel, whereas the bigger jets have broadband and up to six channels."
Ron also said, "Our developers are now focusing their attention on the iphone. While it has its own unique set of challenges; it's more an integration issue rather than reinventing the wheel. This is because the proprietary ASiQ Bluetooth protocol is absolutely unique and has been designed to work with multiple platforms. With the iphone complete we will have every major platform covered, that you could expect on an airline system."
ASiQ's new airline system will be licenced by aircraft fleet and the App will be available to passengers for free. The airline App will be restricted to a data service only. Research shows that this is the feature both passengers and airlines really want. The major benefit of this approach is that SafeCell's airline platform will accommodate unlimited mobiles, with unlimited texting, via a single channel low cost satellite network and will only require around five SMS per flight to recoup the hardware costs.
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 due for release in 2011.
SafeCell is patented in-flight mobile phone solution. The SafeCell IP, patent and global patent applications are 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.