[Avionics Today 07-08-2015] Pentastar Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) from the FAA for installation of the Satcom Direct Router (SDRTM) for Gulfstream GIV-X (G350/G450) and the Gulfstream GV-SP (G500/G550) aircraft.
Satcom Direct Router. Photo: Pentastar Aviation.
The SDR is a smart router capable of managing all aircraft voice and data solutions. It allows simultaneous use of multiple satellite connections without additional wireless access points. The SDR automatically selects the best connection available and keeps it updated continuously. It compresses and caches data to give users maximum bandwidth for information transmission. When it senses an aircraft is on the ground, it switches from a satellite network to 3G service.