Satcom Direct's AeroV+ allows smartphone users to talk and text during flight at any altitude, anywhere in the world

Monday 20th October 2014

NBAA Orlando, FL  - Satcom Direct's AeroV was the first Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution designed and built specifically for aviation. AeroV+ expands the capabilities of AeroV to include the use of personal smartphone numbers for calling and SMS messaging.

Adding to its history of in-flight communications innovations, Satcom Direct has launched AeroV+. In 1997, Satcom Direct pioneered the Global One Number® (GON) service - a technology that allowed callers on the ground to reach any handset on an aircraft in flight by dialing a single, 10-digit telephone number, no matter where the aircraft was located. Today, Satcom Direct is taking technology one step further with the launch of AeroV+.

"Accomplishing simple smartphone use is easier said than done. Smartphones from multiple vendors with differing versions of operating systems make providing a common and easy user experience difficult. Adding to this challenge is that terrestrial-based networks vary in the ways in which they support voice and messaging," said Jim Jensen, Satcom Direct founder and CEO. "But we've developed a solution."

Available for aircraft equipped with the Satcom Direct Router (SDRâ„¢) and AeroV+, passengers can use their smartphone and their number to text and talk anywhere in the world. Additional AeroV+ benefits include:

o    Availability through all phases of flight - take off to landing

o    Use of the smartphone's contact list for dialing and text messaging

o    In-flight messaging and calls are managed through the AeroV+ mobile app

o    Service available over multiple satellite networks

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.

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