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August 20, 2008updated Feb 11, 2013

For Private Jets, Satcom Direct Functionality Boosted by Launch of Inmarsat Satellite

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Satellite Beach, FL – Satcom Direct, a leading
innovator of satellite voice, fax, and Internet data service
solutions, can now deliver complete Internet global communications
solutions due to the successful launch of the Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite
at 22:43 UTC (23.43 London time) on August 18, 2008, from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (04:43 local time, August 19).

The Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite completes Inmarsat’s next-generation
global satellite network, providing broadband Internet services to
users around the world. Inmarsat aero solutions are the standard for
all business and military aviation, and its network is utilized
worldwide for providing seamless voice, Internet, and ICAO flight deck
safety services.

Before the launch of the I-4 F3 satellite, there were two Inmarsat-4
(I-4) satellites delivering mobile broadband services to 85 percent of
the world’s landmass and 98 percent of the world’s population. The
successful launch of the third I-4 completes the global coverage for
Inmarsat’s broadband Internet services, and this extended coverage
allows Satcom Direct to deliver its service solutions to every area of
the globe, including aircraft in flight.

“Satcom Direct is committed to developing new technology for mobile
clients and being the aero satcom industry leader,” said Jim Jensen,
founder and owner of Satcom Direct. “Satellite communication
technology and aviation is our passion, and we will continue to
develop technology which supports the mission of each Satcom Direct
customer, which includes working with industry leaders such as
Inmarsat to deliver the best services possible.”

Satcom Direct’s Inmarsat services provide the communications solutions
to support both pilots and VIPs simultaneously from the flight deck to
the cabin utilizing Inmarsat’s Swift64 and SwiftBroadband networks.
These services are also compatible with STU-III, STE, SCIP, and KIV-7
and offer simultaneous operation with Classic Aero voice. Using
Satcom Direct’s Aero X(R) acceleration technology can increase Swift64
and SwiftBroadband bandwidth by 100-percent to 400-percent,
approximately four-times full duplex (both directions).

According to Inmarsat’s website (www.inmarsat.com) the I-4 series of
satellites are the most advanced commercial mobile communications
spacecraft of their kind. The I-4s were first placed in orbit in 2005
and set a new benchmark for mobile satellite communications in terms
of their power, capacity, and flexibility. Once tested and
operational, the I-4 F3 will be provide satellite phone and mobile
broadband services to North and South America at 98 degrees west.

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About Satcom Direct
Founded in 1997, Satcom Direct is the leading innovator of satellite
voice, fax, and broadband data service solutions for business and
general aviation and private jets, military, government, emergency response, media, and
a growing list of others that demand reliable global communications.
Its primary product, Global One Number(R), is an advanced connection
service for aeronautical, maritime, and land mobile applications that
makes Satcom as reliable and simple to use as ground-based telephones,
while its new datalink service, FlightDeck Freedom(TM), gives aircraft
operators access to a menu of flight information content. For more
information regarding Satcom Direct, visit www.satcomdirect.com,
e-mail sales@satcomdirect.com, or call (321) 777-3000.

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