SDR® Series: Raising the standard for inflight connectivity.

The SDR series of products- the SDR and SDR Gateway - provides the ultimate flexibility in connectivity for the business jet cabin and future of airborne communications for owners, operators, passengers and crew. The SDR Series is designed to work seamlessly with passenger devices—current and future.

With SD Hardware onboard, you can make and receive calls, text, email, connect to the internet and stream data, using a combination of the best technology and services available, whenever and wherever you fly.

The SDR: A powerful conduit for aircraft performance data and SD enhanced services

The SDR is a connectivity platform that optimizes the onboard internet experience, enabling laptops, tablets and smartphones to do their jobs so that you can stay productive at every altitude. Providing a secure and reliable wireless connection, passengers can make and receive calls, text, email, connect to the Internet and stream video, whenever and wherever you fly.

The advanced SDR technology automatically selects the best connection available - on the ground or in the air, always keeping you connected. Because it interfaces with onboard avionics, the SDR can extract operational data from the airplane, including telemetry and position data, providing useful aircraft performance information. This SDR also provides the platform to the full spectrum of SD’s value-added services for the cabin including GlobalVT® , which allows you to use your own smartphone in flight, with your own number and caller ID.

SDR Gateway: A fit or every need and style

The SDR Gateway is a single configurable unit that lets purchasers tailor the system to fit specific requirements. Features range from simple voice capabilities to complete office capabilities—including popular telephony applications, 4G/LTE communications services, and aviation certified WiFi.

The SDR Gateway features advanced processing power for the high performance expected by aircraft owners and operators. It is lightweight, features small footprint for ease of installation, and has the same flexibility already built into our current systems.

The SDR Gateway’s small footprint and range of capabilities means more aircraft owners can benefit from inflight connectivity, including light- to medium-jets.

Available SDR optimized apps and features:

APP/Feature What How Why
The GVT App® lets you use your own smartphone, nugmber and caller ID, in flight Supports voice calls and SMS messaging using your device Increases your availability and productivity through the use of your phone anywhere in the world or above it*
The SDR app lets you view your live connection status and includes a real-time flight tracker The SDR detects and indicates which devices are connected in the cockpit and cabin, as well as the position of the aircraft and current trip status So you are aware of the status of your flight and device connectivity at all times while on board
Cost-effective GSM connectivity while on the ground, anywhere in the world The SDR senses when the aircraft is on the ground and seamlessly switches users to 3G service To reduce cost by using a terrestrial network versus a satellite network, when available
Compression and acceleration service that increases data throughput Compresses and caches data To allow the maximum amount of information to travel quickly and securely to your device; you get a fast, secure connection which boosts your efficiency
A dedicated IP address for your aircraft that enables uninterrupted data and VoIP calls, wherever you fly Data packets are routed via the designated IP address so that connection is maintained as you switch between airborne and terrestrial networks To reduce cost by using a cellular service versus a satellite network, when available.
Channel bonding and aggregation services Aggregates up to four channels together, providing a larger data pipe and delivering speeds up to 1.4mbps of throughput Brings higher bandwidth advanced features to the aircraft like streaming and video conferencing
*With compatible device, within network coverage.

Which cabin network system is right for you?

SD hardware systems fit a wide variety of aircraft and passenger and crew needs. Compare various hardware systems to discover which system is best for you.

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