Kerry Lynch from Aviation International News featured the launch of Airtext+ with this large article in the famous aviation trade publication AINonline and NBAA Convention News:
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Airtext Takes Off With New Capabilities, Customers
by Kerry Lynch – September 22, 2017
The Airtext+ system, which enables passengers to send and receive text messages while in flight anywhere in the world for five cents apiece, has been enhanced with a new “Big Data” capability to facilitate high-speed transmission of data-intensive images and crew access to Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS). With Big Data, the system can be internally switched to a high-speed datalink to enable passengers and crew to send and receive documents and pictures. Pilots can also request D-ATIS information.
“These enhancements to our services are just the latest in the ongoing evolution of customer-requested communication capabilities that we offer at extraordinary savings,” said Send Solutions CEO David Gray.
Airtext began by offering a simple Iridium-based text-messaging capability that could accommodate up to 16 simultaneous users, Gray noted. Introduced in 2014, Airtext is designed as a lightweight (1.2 pounds), low-cost satcom system that can accommodate a range of aircraft, including smaller types. The system connects iOS and Android personal devices to the Iridium satellite network.
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