Geneva, Switzerland / 28 May 2018 – Satcom Direct, the business aviation connectivity, software and
hardware provider, is showcasing enhancements to its digital flight operations platform SD Pro®, during
EBACE 2018 on booth W115. Two new modules further supporting on-board connectivity management
and giving even greater control of cyber security threat management are being demonstrated.
SD’s new Advanced Connectivity module enables users to generate a predictive connectivity map for the
flight. The illustrative graphic highlights network coverage, and any associated issues along the route
enabling users to adjust travel-plans accordingly. The feature aims to prevent loss of connectivity as it
highlights dead zones and regional areas where data may be at threat from intrusion. This adds to the
existing connectivity module features which already indicate the real-time connection status, as well as
detailed device usage information.
With cyber-threats to aircraft at all altitudes on the increase, SD has also enhanced the SD Pro Threat
Monitoring module. In addition to the existing services, the latest upgrade gives flight departments
more visibility into the types of threats identified as well as the ability to view and sort threats by
category. Analyzing the type of threat in real time allows customers to apply sorting and filtering
features to distinguish between the variety of threats e.g malware, active intrusion, phishing, etc. With
this data, flight departments can make better informed connectivity decisions about user behaviors and
security policies, and stay ahead of any potential vulnerabilities.
When combined with SD hardware, SD Pro also gives users more insight and control over their onboard
connectivity and how it is functioning. “As connectivity becomes increasingly important for flight
departments, crew, and passengers we continue to find ways to add more value to their connectivity
options and provide tailored solutions to their individual needs,” says Michael Skou Christensen, SD VP
International. “We are an innovative company, and aviators ourselves, so understand the importance of
continually developing our products to adapt to the changing market. Our constant improvement of our
SD Pro technology exemplifies our commitment to improving the customer connectivity experience.”
The SD Pro solution aggregates connectivity data to share with customers to add even more value to the
service. “With this data the operator or owners can modify operations, improve standards and operate
at maximum efficiency, it really does save money and improve performance,” concludes Christensen.
SD will be demonstrating the latest modules along with its range of hardware and other modules. In
addition Cyber Security demos outling the impact of not threat monitoring will also take place twice a
day at 11.00 and 16.00 and Thursday morning at 11.00. Individual demos are available on request
throughout the show – SD Booth W115.
About Satcom Direct: Satcom Direct (SD) and its companies provide global connectivity solutions for
business and general aviation, military, government, and head of state aircraft. The company also
provides land mobile services to areas with connectivity limitations. Since 1997, SD has worked to
advance the technology of global connectivity, being first to market with new capabilities in
communications technology. SD’s industry leading hardware solutions, like the SDR, are complemented
by their divisional capabilities including SD Avionics cabin and flight deck systems and SD software
solutions. A premier Inmarsat distribution partner (including Jet ConneX), Iridium service partner, and
ViaSat Ku preferred reseller, SD is also a value-added reseller for Panasonic systems and the exclusive
service provider for SmartSky Networks.
SD World Headquarters and primary operations centre is located in Melbourne, Florida, with additional
office locations in the United States, Canada, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, Brazil,
and South Africa. For more information regarding SD, visit www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail
email@example.com, or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.
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