Satcom Direct becomes VAR for Inmarsat Jet ConneX

SD says it is never more than four hours from a customer’s aircraft to provide support.
SD says it is never more than four hours from a customer’s aircraft to provide support.

Satcom Direct (SD) has been appointed a Level 1 Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX inflight connectivity service.

The Level 1 VAR status means that SD can now provide the high-speed data service directly to the business aviation community.

SD says the new Jet ConneX Level 1 VAR status brings even more flexibility to the newly-launched SD Xperience which simplifies and improves business aviation connectivity and operations.

SD Xperience is a new fully-synchronized, end-to-end solution that combines cabin and cockpit communications services, aircraft connectivity hardware, and flight operations software.

SD Xperience allows the company to deliver tailored, customer-driven solutions to the global business aviation marketplace.

As a Level 1 VAR, SD customers alsonow have more direct airtime provider choices through the SD Xperience.

David Greenhill, President SD, said: “SD was the first business aviation communications provider to provision its services and transmit data over Inmarsat’s first two Global Xpress satellites. We’re delighted that our successful partnership continues to grow, and we’ve become the leading supplier of Jet ConneX to the global business aviation sector.

“Additionally, SD proprietary solutions enhance and optimise the Jet ConneX service to deliver unmatched performance in the air.

“These exclusive SD services allow operators to manage and maximise bandwidth, improve voice call quality, prioritize passenger data and more – bringing them a better Jet ConneX experience.”

Philip Balaam, President, Inmarsat Aviation said: “Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX global inflight Wi-Fi has experienced unprecedented demand in the business aviation market, with more than 400 activations to date across the world.

“Our successful, long-standing partnership with SD has been a key part of this success. We are confident that now, as a Level 1 VAR, SD will build on that momentum by placing JX as a cornerstone of their new SD Xperience. We are proud to be one of their premium network providers.”

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