Friday, June 18, 2010
Wi-Fi E-Mail Solution for business jets
The EMS Forte AirMail system is an Iridium-based system that enables pilots and passengers to send and receive e-mail at any altitude using various Wi-Fi devices, including the BlackBerry(R) and iPhone(R) smart-phones, and Wi-Fi-enabled personal digital assistants. Unlike some airborne e-mail systems, the Forte AirMail system offers all the advantages of worldwide coverage. It is also certified for Wi-Fi operations on these aircraft:
-- Bombardier Challenger CL-600/CL-601/CL-604
-- Bombardier Global Express (not the XRS or 5000)
-- Bombardier CRJ 850
-- Dassault Falcon 50, 50EX, 900, 900EX, 2000, 2000EX
-- Gulfstream G-V and G-VSP
How the Forte AirMail System Works
A Forte AirMail Wi-Fi access point installed in the aircraft cabin transfers e-mail via the Iridium transceiver and antenna system installed for cockpit use. The access point provides connectivity throughout the cabin, allowing multiple users to simultaneously access e-mail. The system is available worldwide through EMS Aviation's dealers. Pricing is available by calling 1-877-821-8429.
In addition, Forte AirMail system users can add in-flight phone capabilities to their aircraft with the Forte phone system. It offers high-quality voice communication, with a variety of dialing options, including compact wireless handsets, integrated cockpit headset dialers and standard corded handsets featuring superior noise cancellation and audio clarity. All Forte systems support e-mail and phone capabilities from ramp parking to cruising altitudes.
About EMS Aviation
EMS Aviation, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (ELMG 15.45, +0.18, +1.18%) , is a leading supplier of connectivity and in-cabin infrastructure equipment for a broad range of commercial and military aircraft. EMS Aviation enables reliable worldwide Internet connectivity and in-flight entertainment, satellite-based messaging and tracking, rugged data management and storage, and data record and replay. The division, comprising the former EMS SATCOM, Formation and Sky Connect business units, is a leader in Inmarsat, Iridium, Ku-band and air-to-ground mobile connectivity solutions, with proven commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems. Visit www.emsaviation.com for more information.
Source : http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ems-aviation-offers-certified-wi-fir-e-mail-solution-2010-06-17?reflink=MW_news_stmp
Posted by Thibaut Labarre at 8:24 AM