Satcom Direct’s Popular GlobalVT(SM) App Now Available for Android(TM) Devices

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Powered by the Satcom Direct Router (SDR TM), GlobalVT is the first app that enables passengers to use their number on their smartphone, in-flight, anywhere in the world. Now, the GlobalVT mobile app is available for Android, delivering access to this revolutionary service to more smartphones across the globe.

“We are the first to enable Android users to make and receive calls and texts in the air, worldwide, with their own number. This is a significant accomplishment and we’re proud to have made it happen,” said Jim Jensen, founder and CEO.

Satcom Direct is continually delivering connectivity enhancements that aircraft operators want, particularly enabling use of smartphones in-flight, just like on the ground, and expanding this unique capability from iPhone to Android. Powered by the proprietary GlobalVT service and the exclusive SDR, passengers are connected to the appropriate network coverage, facilitating calls and SMS text messages during all phases of flight from taxi, to takeoff, to landing.

The GlobalVT service provides crisp, clear connections through its innovative voice codec developed specifically for satcom calls.

“Satcom Direct is the first to enable Android users to make and receive calls and texts in the air, worldwide, with their own number. This is a significant accomplishment and we’re proud to have made it happen,” said Jim Jensen, founder and CEO of Satcom Direct. “Offering this kind of seamless connectivity is all part of our commitment to delivering the solutions that flight departments need.”

By replacing their existing ‘end of life’ (or ‘last generation’) onboard router with the SDR at their next maintenance event, flight departments can add the power of GlobalVT to their communications arsenal. The SDR brings next generation technologies that make it an ideal replacement solution for routers ending their useful life. The SDR not only interfaces with current networks, it’s designed to work with future networks including Ka, Ku and L-Band, and other new networks in development. STCs are available for most major airframes.

The GlobalVT mobile app is available on Google Play(TM) and on the App Store.

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; Melbourne, Australia; Moscow, Russia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit http://www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail sales(at)satcomdirect(dot)com, or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.

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(dot)com, or call +1.321.777.0771

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