Exinda Enables High-Speed Connectivity at 35,000 Feet with Satcom Direct

Exinda, a global provider of next-generation WAN optimization and network control solutions, today announced that Satcom Direct, a developer of satellite communications solutions for corporate and military aircraft, has selected the Exinda Mobile platform to be integrated into its first hardware product, the Satcom Direct Router (SDR).

Acting as a Wi-Fi access point on an airplane, the SDR will utilize the Exinda Mobile platform to improve the consistency and response time of Internet applications, giving passengers an improved data user experience while on-board the aircraft.

“Executives, government officials and business professionals continue to spend a large amount of time in the air, so the need to constantly be connected is greater than ever. To fulfill that ‘office in the sky’ mindset, we looked for platforms that could give customers the same Internet user experience in flight as they would see in their offices,” said Curt Gray , Vice President of Satcom Technologies for Satcom Direct. “By utilizing the Exinda Mobile platform in the SDR, we are able to provide customers with a greatly improved in-flight Internet experience.”

The Exinda Mobile platform is the only solution currently available that offers the ability to apply collaborative caching and incorporates traffic acceleration based on the user’s location. It delivers improved application performance without extra hardware or network reconfiguration, often leading to lower capital costs for customers. With the Exinda Mobile platform, customers can experience faster applications, improved remote collaboration, massive bandwidth savings, high-speed connectivity and a reliable experience for users, wherever they’re located.

“Exinda is honored that Satcom Direct has selected the Exinda Mobile platform to help their customers achieve the best user experience possible while in the air. As the mobile workforce continues to grow, it’s imperative that customers are able to bypass traditional bandwidth and speed limitations and instead, access their network and critical applications without hassle,” said Kevin Kirksey , Vice President of Sales, North America for Exinda. “The Exinda Mobile platform goes above traditional approaches and enables the SDR to offer high-speed connectivity while incorporating traffic acceleration and collaborative caching.”

About Exinda

Exinda is a leading global supplier of WAN optimization and Network Control solutions. Exinda enables organizations to assure a predictable user experience for strategic business applications through policy-based WAN optimization and Network Control that intelligently allocate network bandwidth and optimize traffic based on the priorities of the business. The company has helped more than 2,500 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide assure application performance, improve the end-user experience, contain recreational applications and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive. For more information, please visit http://www.exinda.com.

About Satcom Direct

Satcom Direct is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder’s preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service. For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail [email protected], or call +1.321.777.3000. To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit www.satcomstore.com, e-mail [email protected], or call +1.321.777.0771.