TrueNorth’s first sale of Simphone Global Broadband
TrueNorth's first sale of Simphone Global Broadband
TrueNorth Avionics, Inc. has sold the first Simphone Global Broadband System, the Inmarsat satellite-based high-speed data system designed for worldwide business aviation use.
October 13, 2009 By Carey Fredericks
Oct. 12, 2009, Ottawa – TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has sold the first Simphone (pronounced ‘symphony’) Global Broadband System, the compact and affordable Inmarsat satellite-based high-speed data system designed for worldwide business aviation use. Featuring proven hardware powered by Cobham technology, Simphone¯ Global Broadband (SGBB) provides Internet service throughout the flight regime, including on the ramp and at altitudes below 10,000 ft. AGL. The SGBB system will be installed by Goderich Aircraft, Huron Park, Ontario, on an MD-87 business jet, along with TrueNorth’s Simphone™ hardware and revolutionary new OpenCabin SmartPlane™ Communications software system.
“This executive aircraft’s operator needed an enterprise system to provide global voice and data services and they were pleased with the high speed, high reliability and global range our broadband system offers. They wanted a system that offered more than limited regional coverage and passenger entertainment services, so the choice was easy.” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth’s president. “With our broadband system and our new OpenCabin concept, business aircraft operators now have a way to seamlessly integrate their airplane with their company’s phone and IT networks and, for the first time, conduct business in the air as they do on the ground, from any altitude or latitude,” he noted
About TrueNorth: Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, with U.S. offices in New Jersey and the Kansas City area, and distributor support in Dallas, TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., is a world-class technology company that develops integrated communications solutions for business aviation. Its revolutionary application-centric Simphone™ OpenCabin™ system is the industry’s first enterprise software airborne communications solution, offering an unlimited upgrade path and service life via its suite of user-specified ‘apps’. Learn more at www.truenorthavionics.com .