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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

EMS Unveils 'Aspire' Connectivity Family

Photo courtesy EMS Aviation
EMS Aviation on Monday introduced a modular, scalable family of Iridium and Inmarsat voice and data systems aimed at small and medium-sized business aircraft, calling it a “revolution in airborne connectivity.”

The Aspire product line is designed with standard interfaces and interchangeable system components, including Iridium and Inmarsat transceivers and a variety of antennae. EMS in 2011 will introduce a color, touch screen handset for cabin management functions with open source, Android-based operating system, a business aviation first.

Airborne connectivity is “an absolute must demand. … Corporations are demanding the capability to communicate at least by email,” said Cliff Topham, EMS Aviation vice president of sales and marketing.

EMS plans to introduce the product line in phases, with installations anticipated by year-end. The first offering, the Aspire 200 LG, will be installed on a Cessna Sovereign.

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