Satcom Direct offers SwiftBroadband bonding and aggregation service with Cobham SATCOM terminals for faster airborne data transfer rates

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Satcom Direct will promote its new SwiftBroadband bonding and aggregation service during ABACE 2015, booth H231; delegates will learn how the system provides a significant upgrade in airborne data speeds when using Cobham terminals. Cobham is the first company to offer this service in the U.S. and Satcom Direct is the first service provider to deliver it.

Bonding aggregates two to four channels together, providing a larger data pipe, said Satcom Direct’s Ken Bantoft, vice president of technologies and development.

Bonding and aggregation allows customers to combine multiple Inmarsat SwiftBroadband streaming channels to achieve higher data rates for real-time communications applications. Customers with compatible Cobham equipment can now bond two to four channels of service, delivering speeds of up to 1.4mbps of throughput for aircraft with four-channel systems.

“Bonding aggregates two to four channels together, providing a larger data pipe,” said Satcom Direct’s Ken Bantoft, vice president of technologies and development. “Now higher data rate applications like video conferencing and streaming video are feasible globally for our customers using Cobham equipment with SwiftBroadband, without needing additional equipment to be installed.”

Satcom Direct worked with Cobham to deliver this capability to its customers, deploying ground equipment to facilitate the service. No additional equipment is required by the operator beyond the Cobham system and SwiftBroadband service.

“We are pleased to deliver a bonding solution that will specifically enhance streaming applications. Satcom Direct is the first service provider to take advantage of this and Cobham is very happy to support them in offering this new, high data rate service capability,” said Andy Beers, director of aeronautical sales at Cobham SATCOM.

About Satcom Direct
Satcom Direct is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder's preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service.

Satcom Direct’s headquarters and primary operations center is located in Satellite Beach, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States; Canada; Farnborough, UK; Dubai, UAE; Geneva, Switzerland; Hong Kong, PRC; Melbourne, Australia; Moscow, Russia and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit http://www.satcomdirect.com. To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit http://www.satcomstore.com, e-mail mobileops(AT)satcomdirect.com, or call +1.321.777.0771.

Cobham SATCOM:
Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing demand for communication, our products and services are used to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and recreational applications.

Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption. Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM’s products will keep providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and multimedia communications.

Our product designs have evolved tremendously during their decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER™, SAILOR® and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of global distributors and partners. Cobham SATCOM has design, development and manufacturing facilities in Denmark, South Africa and the USA.

For more information, visit http://www.cobham.com/satcom

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