(INMARSAT)—Military aviation service provider Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) will provide network services to the U.S. government, as appointed as a Value Added Reseller for Global Xpress by Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite communications services provider to the aeronautical market sector.
“SDC is honored to be a partner of Inmarsat and to showcase Global Xpress and its benefits to the U.S. government,” said Satcom Direct president David Greenhill. “Global Xpress is an ideal solution for those who must have reliable communications in support of mission critical operations in the most challenging environments.”
An Inmarsat partner since ’97, Global Xpress is the world’s first globally-available, subscription service-oriented mobile broadband satellite network, targeting those seeking connectivity and mobility within the demographic of military, first responders and government agencies.
“We see strong opportunities for Global Xpress in the U.S. government aero market,” said Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat’s U.S. Government Business Unit. “With Satcom Direct Communications as part of our Global Xpress team we’re confident that we have a strong partner and the right resource to demonstrate the power and functionality of our game-changing new service to the U.S. government.”
The first Global Xpress satellite, the Inmarsat-5 F1, was launched on the tail-end 2013 and is scheduled to reenter the commercial atmosphere later this year.
–Satcom Direct and Satcom Direct Communications is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business aviation. SDC focuses on satellite communications support for the United States’ military and government including heads of state aircraft. Together, the companies support more than 90 percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide and a wide range of military/government mission critical platforms. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service-
–Inmarsat PLC is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high‐speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent-