NBAA: Satcom1 to be Honeywell JetWave Ka hardware reseller

Honeywell's lightweight tail-mounted Ka-band antenna for bizjets.
Honeywell’s lightweight tail-mounted JetWave Ka-band antenna for bizjets.

Satcom1, the satellite airtime and in-flight solution provider for VVIP, business jets and head-of-state aircraft, has become a reseller for Honeywell’s hardware for Inmarsat’s GX Ka-band service.

Satcom1 has signed a supplemental agreement with Honeywell to become a business aviation reseller of its JetWave hardware, which exclusively supports Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX (JX) service, going live in 2015.

JX is the name given to the business aviation service from Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band satellite system.

Satcom1 decided to become a hardware reseller for the first time in its 11-year history in order to provide a full broadband solution to its VIP clients.

Honeywell’s JetWave hardware will allow passengers to video-conference, send and receive large files and access streaming content while in-flight by enabling them to access Inmarsat’s JX service globally.

Karina Larsen, co-founder at Satcom1, said: “We are proud to be an airtime and hardware provider for Inmarsat’s new JX technology and to be a hardware reseller of Honeywell’s JetWave products.

“Our aim is to work closely with completion centres, which prefer a satcom provider that can propose network design, ensure hardware fulfilment, and perform complete system testing and activation – prior to the final end-customer delivery.

“Satcom1’s completion partners can choose what level of service they need or wish to have delivered. If we can simplify this process for anyone – we are proud to add JetWave hardware to our portfolio as part of the supply chain for satcom solutions.”

Satcom1 is a channel distributor of GX airtime to the business aviation market.

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