The Satcom Direct Router (SDR) goes far beyond connecting you to onboard systems. 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 is always working to keep you connected on the ground or in the air, anywhere in the world. The router automatically selects the best connection available and keeps it updated continuously. It’s loaded with services that compress and cache data, allowing maximum bandwidth for the transmission of information. The SDR is so smart, that when it senses the aircraft is on the ground, it switches from a satellite network to 3G service for greater efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Because it interfaces with onboard avionics, the SDR can extract operational data from the airplane, including telemetry and position data, operational parameters and more. This SDR also provides the gateway to the full spectrum of Satcom Direct’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. The SDR is the key to engaging the most valuable capabilities of SD FlightLogs and our revolutionary flight operations management platform, SD Pro.
The Satcom Direct Router is the gateway to using your own smartphone in-flight, with your own number and caller ID via SD's revolutionary GlobalVT®. The SDR provides real-time connection and their usage. You can even monitor your flight path duration through its integrated flight tracker.
The SDR was designed for aviation use by aviation experts, so it’s loaded with technology, services and support to sustain your mission. It also comes with something no other router can give you — access to the SD team. We provide 24/7 technical support at +1 321.777.3236.
The SDR does more so that you can do more, seamlessly. The proprietary Satcom Direct® technology loaded on the SDR makes it more than a Wi-Fi hub; it’s the smart solution for your complete connectivity needs.
Designed as a complement to the SDR, the SD WiFi Hub adds functionality to and enhances the performance of the SDR the for ultra-long range aircraft. The Hub provides up to an additional 900 Mbps data rates to the cabin with both 2.4 and 5 Ghz 802.11n radios. At 1” high, it has the smallest and lightest form factor in aviation, allowing for easy installation.
Available SDR optimized apps and features: