Friday, June 18, 2010

Wi-Fi E-Mail Solution for business jets

EMS Aviation, a division of aerospace connectivity leader EMS Technologies, Inc. (ELMG 15.45, +0.18, +1.18%)  , announced today that it is accepting orders for its Forte AirMail solution, an FAA-certified system that provides Wi-Fi e-mail capability in-flight. The system is ready for delivery immediately.

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

"More and more customers are asking, 'Why should I leave my e-mail behind when I fly?' and now they don't have to," said Nim Evatt, vice president and general manager of EMS Aviation. "EMS's Forte AirMail solution is ideal for those who don't need a full-blown Satcom system but wish to continue doing business via e-mail. It offers e-mail connectivity more affordably than other systems available on the market today."

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

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