ARINC Direct has announced that it will premiere its new ARINC Direct ConnectOnboard Communications System at this year’s NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, October 30-November 1 in Orlando, Florida. The new system complete ACARS messaging (including graphical weather), utilizing an iPad application as the user interface, high quality voice using an iPhone or Android device, and managed email.
Using the Iridium or Inmarsat Satellite networks, the ARINC Direct Connect system enables global connectivity and seamless operation of common aircraft communication forms for both pilots and passengers. And for existing ARINC Direct customers, the ACARS messaging functionality is completely interoperable with your ARINC Direct online account and is completely integrated into your existing ARINC Direct iPad application. All existing ACARS messaging functionality, such as Digital ATIS, Pre-Departure Clearances, Oceanic Clearances, position reporting, OOOI events, weather requests, etc. are supported in the ARINC Direct Connect system. With two channels, the system supports simultaneous voice and data communications or even two simultaneous voice calls.
The full capabilities of the ARINC Direct Connect system will be demonstrated at the NBAA show and the system will be available for sale in early 2013. Pre-orders will be accepted during the convention.