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Innovative Broadband Router Application

Aug. 25, 2009, Mission, Kansas – TrueNorth Avionics has introduced the industry’s first broadband router application, to provide seamless integration with all brands and models of broadband equipment while virtually eliminating the need for future hardware upgrades.


August 25, 2009
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Aug. 25, 2009 – TrueNorth Avionics has introduced the industry’s first broadband router application, to provide seamless integration with all brands and models of broadband equipment while virtually eliminating the need for future hardware upgrades. Resident on TrueNorth’s single-box Simphone¯ Chorus hardware platform, the new OpenCabin (OC) Router application was installed with a Rockwell Collins HST2110B (SwiftBroadband) system and offers Internet service as well as voice and data over BlackBerry®.

The installation, performed aboard a Challenger CL-604 aircraft by Mid-Canada Mod Center, Mississauga, Ontario, also marks a compatibility milestone, in that TrueNorth systems are now proven to work flawlessly with every major Satcom broadband provider, including Cobham (Chelton), Thrane & Thrane, EMS Satcom, Honeywell and Rockwell Collins.

“We’re pleased to be the only airborne telecommunications provider to offer broad-ranging, plug-in compatibility with all the major Satcom equipment,” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth’s CEO. “And the fact that our OC Router application is simply the beginning of this application-centric approach to increased functionality and low-cost upgrades is even more exciting for the future of airborne communications,” he added.

“We were happy to offer our customer such an innovative, efficient and cost-effective
communications solution,” said Bill Arsenault, Mid-Canada Mod Center’s vice president. “Equally impressive was the fact that we simply plugged everything in and the entire system, comprising equipment from three different manufacturers, worked immediately —something we rarely see in this business,” he noted.

Learn more at www.truenorthavionics.com .