At Satcom Direct, the spirit of innovation is both our heritage and our future. We have worked since our inception in 1997 to solve the unsolvable and advance the technology of connectivity, making us the first in the marketplace to deliver numerous advancements and capabilities.
Our patented Global One Number (GON) simplified calling to an aircraft in-flight, and our 21st century innovations continue the revolution making smartphones ring and computers operate with the same reliability and speed in the air as on the ground, anywhere in the world. These advancements alone resulted in development of numerous value-added services, including our patented voice codec for SATCOM transmissions.
Our mission is to meet aircraft operators’ demands for better connectivity in both the cabin and the cockpit. Our next generation of services help to synchronize the aircraft with the flight department. Our technologies provide an integrated connectivity platform like nothing else in the industry.
We listen, and we deliver. We’ve been Satcom Direct since 1997, and now we’re even more. We invite you to be part of the evolution of SD. Explore our global connectivity solutions.
Satcom Direct is expanding. Our company, our capabilities, and our customer segments are growing, increasing, and evolving. We’re adding solutions beyond satellite communications. Our brand and our message needed to evolve to better convey who we are and what we do. The new brand is designed to embody and illustrate this evolution.
We may be evolving what we do and how we look, but our company name and our commitment to our customers are unchanged. Read More
Satcom Direct, Inc® founded by Jim Jensen1997
Global One Number® patent received1999
Satcom Direct Communications, Inc. founded by Jim Jensen & David Greenhill
Began offering airborne internet to customers2003
FlightDeck Freedom® service launched2007
Received FAA certification for Inmarsat Satellite Communications Training Course2010
Satcom Direct Mobile Applications created and launched2011
Began international expansion2012
Satcom Direct Router (SDR®) certified
SD Data Center opened2013
Launched GlobalVT® service
Launched AeroIT, the first IT certification for aviation
Opened new World Headquarters
Launched new SD brand2015
Launched SD Pro
Launched SD WiFi Hub
Acquired TrueNorth Avionics2016
Celebrating 20 years of innovation
Offering industry-first Cabin Crew Connectivity Certification2017
Our wholly owned data center brings enterprise-level security capabilities to data transmissions in the air, on the ground and over water. Purpose-built for aviation, the SD Data Center provides industry compliant data center solutions for numerous industries including healthcare, education, financial, military, government, and technology