EBACE: Rockwell Collins validates Inmarsat Jet ConneX

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

Rockwell Collins says it has validated the performance of Inmarsat’s Ka-band Jet ConneX (JX) network as well as a number of its own value-added services.

Rockwell Collins is a value-added reseller of the Jet ConneX service as part of its ARINCDirect offering.

Jet ConneX is expected to be available globally in mid-2016, and will support high-speed internet over the Ka-band,via Inmarsat’s next generation of satellites, the Inmarsat-5s (I-5s) which have more capacity, are globally available and are highly efficient in the use of bandwidth.

David Stanley, vice president, ARINCDirect Cabin Services for Rockwell Collins, said: “JX from Inmarsat is poised to provide business jet passengers with the highest connectivity speeds available.

“Along with higher speeds and greater bandwidth, we are excited to offer a number of value-added applications that will enhance the passenger experience even further.”

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New value-added applications and services available from Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirect include:

AD Wi-Fi call and text: An app that allows passengers to place and receive calls and texts on their personal cell phone, using their own number, anywhere in the world. The app utilises broadband service connections from the aircraft.

Content filtering: The ARINCDirect Content Filter is a firewall security for Jet ConneX operators. It enables flight operations to control the onboard Internet experience by allowing the freedom to customise a filtering program to meet a passenger’s particular needs.

In addition to cabin connectivity services, Rockwell Collins says ARINCDirect provides business aviation operators with the single most comprehensive portfolio of flight support solutions in the industry including flight planning, regional and international trip support and flight operations management.

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