11 June 2014: Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), the government and military services branch of Satcom Direct, is to become a Value Added Reseller for Inmarsat’s US Government Global Xpress service.
The new partnership will authorise SDC to market Global Xpress Subscription Services to the aeronautical sector of the US government market.
Satcom Direct is a provider of satellite voice and broadband date solutions for flight deck and cabin communications for the business aviation sector. It has been an Inmarsat partner since 1997 and is one of the company’s largest aviation services providers.
“We see strong opportunities for Global Xpress in the US government aviation market, specifically for VIP and AISR (Airborne, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance),” said Peter Hadinger, President of Inmarsat’s US 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 US government.”
Global Xpress will be the first global Ka-band high-speed broadband network for use on land, at sea and in the air, and offers secure, seamless connectivity for the military, first responders and other government operators.
“SDC is honoured to be a partner of Inmarsat and to showcase Global Xpress and its benefits to the US government,” said David Greenhill, Satcom Direct President.
“Global Xpress is an ideal solution for those who must have reliable communications in support of mission-critical operations in the most challenging environments.”
The first of three Global Xpress satellites, Inmarsat-5 F1, was launched in December 2013 and is on course for full commercial service this year.