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Jet Connex kicks off on Brazilian Gulfstream

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AVIONICS / SOUTH AMERICA | 06/09/2017

International connectivity services provider Satcom Direct (SD) has become the first company to activate Inmarsat’s Jet Connex on board a business aircraft.

The company installed the technology through its own Satcom Direct Router (SDR) on board a Brazilian registered Gulfstream G650, privately owned and based in São Paulo. According to a company statement, the service will be activated this month.

Jet Connex enables passengers and crew to maximize high-speed data transfers in support of a variety of on board, in-flight capabilities: live video and TV streaming, Wi-Fi across multiple personal devices, video conferencing, and voice and text services.

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“Jet ConneX means you’ll never miss a football match, an important email or a Facetime call from your family while in the air,” explains SD Brazil Managing Director Ewerton Libanio. “We understand how important it is to have a reliable internet connection and following this, our first South American activation, we anticipate there will be more to follow as the region’s executive aviation market continues to develop.”

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