ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) said it is working with Rockwell Collins to integrate the ViaSat VMT-1500 terminal and its global Ku-band internet service with Rockwell Collins´ eRouter (ERT-120) smart cabin routers and its ARINCDirectSM flight support services.
Through this collaboration, business aircraft operators will obtain comprehensive cabin and cockpit connectivity capabilities.
Designed to serve “office in the sky” applications, ViaSat´s global Ku-band in-flight technology and internet service allows those on board to send and receive emails, establish VPN connections, watch streaming video and participate in video conferencing and high-quality Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone calls with the ADConnect VoIP app for iOS and Androidâ¢ – when in the air and on the ground for seamless gate-to-gate communications.
Integrating the ViaSat technology and service with the Rockwell Collins in-cabin routing and management systems aids in full aircraft connectivity enablement, extending advanced passenger connectivity capabilities to the cabin crew and flight deck, whereby flight crews using the ARINCDirect Flight Planning app can access their account and update flight plans, weather, charts and trip documents while en route.
As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access – anywhere – whether on the ground or in-flight.