|A chart showing Swiftbroadband coverage. Photo: Satcom Direct
[Avionics Today 12-10-14] Satcom Direct will increase Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband connection speeds through its Satcom Direct Router (SDR), which will support the ability to bond and aggregate multiple streaming connections in-flight. This will allow users to achieve up to 1.6 mbps of throughput as well as acceleration, compression and caching. When it becomes available in the first quarter of 2015, the SDR will also support Inmarsat's new High Data Rate (HDR) streaming services.
"The SDR allows passengers to use their laptops, tablets and smart phones onboard their aircraft," said Chris Moore, COO of Satcom Direct International. "With the new enhancements, higher data rate applications like video conferences and streaming video are available globally for our customers using SwiftBroadband."
SwiftBroadband bonding and aggregation allows customers to combine multiple SwiftBroadband streaming channels to achieve higher data rates for real-time communications applications. Satcom Direct and Eclipse partnered to develop and deliver the enhancements to the SDR.