Satcom Direct Becomes Inmarsat GX Aviation Distributor

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Satcom Direct has signed agreement with Honeywell to be a distribution partner for Inmarsat GX Aviation Ka-band service; will also be distributor of Inmarsat GX avionics

The addition of GX Aviation broadband connectivity to Satcom Direct’s suite of services and technologies allows us to offer the ultimate passenger and crew experience regardless of aircraft location.

Satcom Direct, provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions, has signed an agreement with Honeywell to be a business aviation distribution partner for Inmarsat GX Aviation Ka-band services and will be a distributor of GX avionics equipment.

Honeywell is the designated business aviation value-added reseller for Inmarsat GX Aviation Ka-band aircraft connectivity services and is making the service available to customers through a network of distribution partners. Through this agreement, customers will be able to purchase GX Aviation services through Satcom Direct, and package it with existing services for a complete aircraft communications solution. GX avionics equipment will be available from Satcom Direct and the Honeywell Authorized Dealer network.

“We are excited to be a distribution partner for Inmarsat GX Aviation Ka-band services, as it will offer our business aviation customers enhanced worldwide coverage and higher bandwidth than existing aircraft broadband services,” said David Greenhill, President for Satcom Direct. “The addition of GX Aviation broadband connectivity to Satcom Direct’s suite of services and technologies allows us to offer the ultimate passenger and crew experience regardless of aircraft location.”

“Through our distribution partners like Satcom Direct, we are bringing complete wireless connectivity to the aircraft. GX Aviation is the latest step Honeywell is taking to revolutionize the way mobile connectivity is experienced in the sky, and we welcome Satcom Direct as one of our distribution partners for this service,” said Carl Esposito, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management for Honeywell Aerospace.

“Satcom Direct is a very important partner of Inmarsat, so we are delighted that they will be taking our GX Aviation proposition to market,” said Leo Mondale, Managing Director for Inmarsat GX. “As the first high-speed global broadband aviation service, GX Aviation offers consistent connectivity, including the ability to stream Internet content live or hold uninterrupted video calls from 30,000 feet. The service will revolutionize connectivity in the sky.”

Inmarsat GX Aviation Ka-band is scheduled to be commercially available early 2015 and is designed to offer end-users consistent, high-capacity broadband coverage around the world.

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. For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit http://www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail sales(at)satcomdirect(dot)com, or call +1-321-777-3000. 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.

About Honeywell
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations. Honeywell (http://www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com.

About Inmarsat
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. For more information, please visit http://www.inmarsat.com.

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