Satcom Direct Communications has been named an Inmarsat value added reseller for Global Xpress services to the US Government.
Satcom Direct has been an Inmarsat partner since 1997 and is one of the company’s largest aviation services providers.
Specifically, Satcom Direct Communications is authorised to market Global Xpress Subscription Services to the aeronautical sector of the US government market.
Satcom Direct president, David Greenhill, said SDC he was honoured to be a partner of Inmarsat, and to showcase Global Xpress and its benefits to the US government.
"Global Xpress is an ideal solution for those who must have reliable communications in support of mission critical operations in the most challenging environments," he said.
Inmarsat president, US Government business unit, Peter Hadinger, said he saw strong opportunities for Global Xpress in the US government aero market, specifically for VIP and AISR (Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance)," he said.
“With Satcom Direct Communications as part of our Global Xpress team, we're confident that we have a strong partner and the right resource to demonstrate the power and functionality of our game-changing new service to the U.S. government," he said.
Global Xpress is the world’s first globally available Ka-band mobile broadband satellite network, providing very high bandwidth services to end-users on land, at sea and in the air, delivered through a resilient, secure waveform that is optimised for mobility.
It integrates seamlessly with Inmarsat’s current L-band network.
Inmarsat-5 F1, the first Global Xpress satellite, was launched in December 2013 and is on course to enter commercial service in Q3 2014.