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SD becomes global reseller of Iridium Certus
The deal adds a wide range of SkyTrac Iridium Certus products to the Satcom Direct Xperience portfolio. The products support internet browsing, email, voice and text services in the cabin.
The SkyTrac offering aims to meet both cabin and flight deck communication requirements for Satcom Direct with a range of aviation platforms through its broadband solutions.

Satcom Direct has become a global reseller for SkyTrac Iridium Certus products in the business aviation sector.

The agreement adds a wide range of Iridium Certus products to the SD Xperience portfolio. A full suite of connectivity options, powered by the Iridium LEO Certus constellation, are available to fulfil the demand for connectivity from all sizes of business aviation aircraft. The SkyTrac offering aims to meet both cabin and flight deck communication requirements for a range of aviation platforms through its broadband solutions.

“What sets us apart within the industry is our consultancy service that streamlines connectivity acquisition and ensures a seamless service that's easier to manage,” says Chris Moore, president Satcom Direct business aviation. "The addition of the SkyTrac component enables a greater variety of options for owners and operators of business jets of all sizes to receive consistent, secure, reliable connectivity, now."

The SkyTrac products and services should bring more flexibility to the SD Xperience portfolio to support internet browsing, email, voice and text services in the cabin. Flight deck tools include improved situational awareness through flight tracking, weather alerts and FANS capabilities. The additional products augment its commitment to provide cabin and flight deck communications services, aircraft connectivity hardware, data management and flight operations software, from a single resource.

“SD has gained an impressive global market share of the business aviation sector and is dedicated to empowering owners by harnessing the full potential of data connectivity. This new relationship immediately broadens our potential customer base,” says Jan van der Heul, vice president sales of SkyTrac. “The SD market penetration, combined with the expansion of the SD Xperience portfolio with the SkyTrac products, adds up to a powerful connectivity offering for the international business aviation market.”

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