Satcom Direct is taking its Gulfstream GIV on a circumnavigation of the globe to showcase the power of its new SD Xperience inflight connectivity offering to the international business aviation community.
A team of SD executives, including Chief Operating Officer Chris Moore, is spending just under 10 days flying the aircraft into leading business aviation destinations to demonstrate the full SD Xperience in-situ, in-cabin.
It says long-term SD customers will be invited to witness the power of SD Xperience first hand.
The fully-synchronized, end-to-end connectivity solution combines the full suite of SD cabin and cockpit communications services, aircraft connectivity hardware, and flight operations software to deliver consistent connectivity around the world.
Adding extra power to the portfolio is the newly-introduced FlexExec broadband service, for which SD is the master distributor, delivered in partnership with Intelsat and Astronics AeroSat.
It says business aviation’s first dedicated connectivity service will join existing service providers in the SD portfolio to ensure SD customers benefit from customized, seamless, synchronised, consistent on-demand global connectivity.
SD Xperience customers also benefit from SD’s ground infrastructure as the SD Data Center enables the application of existing compliance and security protocols for aircraft networks to mitigate cyber-attack and maintain data integrity.
“With the introduction of SD Xperience we demystify the connectivity selection process, simplify the business aviation connectivity experience, and improve operational efficiency,” said Moore.
“By aggregating and integrating our suite of products into one portfolio we’ve created a powerful means of providing connectivity services around the globe for an increased number of platforms.
“We anticipate the demonstration flights will give customers even more insight to what business aviation connectivity can do to improve the flight experience and look forward to showcasing it to the international audience.”
A premier Inmarsat distribution partner (including Jet ConneX), Iridium service partner, and ViaSat Ku preferred reseller, SD is also the exclusive service provider for SmartSky Networks, and the master distributor of Intelsat FlexExec.