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MC2 signs dealer agreement with Satcom Direct

Feb. 22, 2013, Mississauga, Ont. - Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) has announced the signing of a new official dealer agreement with leading technology and service provider Satcom Direct.

February 22, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

Satcom Direct provides global satellite communications to business, military and general aviation clients along with land mobile and maritime customers. The company is respected for a variety of services and perhaps is best known for their success in pioneering 10-digit dialing service to aircraft in flight. Branded their Global One Number service, the technology allows callers on the ground to reach any handset onboard an aircraft in flight by dialing a single telephone number regardless of where the aircraft is located.
Another Satcom Direct proprietary service and product is its FlightDeck Freedom (FDF) – a datalink service that is fully compatible with all avionics and airframe manufacturers. FDF datalink technology was specifically designed to support business and military aviation worldwide. FDF provides pilots critical data such as pre-departure clearances, Digital ATIS, oceanic clearances, airport weather, graphical weather and flight plan routes – all received upon pilot request. FDF also enables pilots to monitor cabin communications to ensure that telephone and Internet services are fully operational for passengers. Dispatchers and maintenance personnel may also monitor the aircraft through automated takeoff and landing reports, email messages to/from the aircraft, and can see aircraft position at any time with Satcom Direct's exclusive SD Flight Tracker.
Satcom Direct also provide accelerated high-speed data, real-time traffic monitoring, VoIP services, ATS position reporting and unified electronic billing. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner and ViaSat’s preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments.
In speaking about the announcement Bill Arsenault, VP MC2 stated, “Satcom Direct are a well established and premier supplier of satcom services around the world. Adding them to our expertise in all things satcom related allows MC2 to deliver a complete and total package of hardware, system design, installation and user service that is completely turn-key and user focused. Over the years we have provided more Canadian satcom installations than all the other avionics shops combined. Adding Satcom Direct allows us to take that expertise and client support to the next level. We are thrilled to have them as one of our industry leading, top rated OEM suppliers.”


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