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TrueNorth introduced FliteStream.
band and air-to-ground)
to TrueNorth, "More
Fortune 100 business jet
operators trust our in-flight
than any other."
Late last year, Satcom
Direct acquired the company, and is combining SD's
router components and flight operations platform
with TrueNorth's advanced avionics to "give aircraft
operators an unrivaled ability to manage their aircraft
communications systems, while giving passengers a
user experience, which exceeds their expectations,"
as Jim Jensen, SD's founder and CEO, said when the
acquisition was announced.
"We're bigger and we're better" is how TrueNorth's
Jeff Beutel described his company for AEA Convention
attendees from the viewpoint of a few months after
the acquisition was completed. "We are pushing the
envelope, and working to give you, our dealer network
and your customers, the confidence that SD's solutions
are not only a long-term
strategy for airborne
connectivity but also
for asset management
and corporate security."
Benefits to dealers and
customers the company
identified from combining
SD with TrueNorth include an enhanced product road
map plus a larger and more-effective customer service
With all that taking place, TrueNorth introduced
FliteStream, which the company called business
aviation's only simultaneous live television and internet
system. Using only one tail-mounted antenna, which
saves weight, fuel and expense while improving system
reliability and availability, the Ku-based satellite system
is the fastest on the market and offers two-in-one global
functionality, according to Beutel. He added that SD
is the exclusive service provider for the FliteStream
T-220, which uses the proven Panasonic network.
For more information, visit truenorthavionics.com. q
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