Arinc, Vizada Roll Out Voice Services Over Inmarsat I-4 Network
[Satellite TODAY 12-22-09] Arinc and Vizada Americas have launched voice and data services using the Inmarsat I-4 satellite constellation, the companies announced Dec. 21.
The companies will provide Inmarsat Classic Aero H, Aero H+, Aero I, and Aero L packet data services, and Aero H+ voice services for commercial air transport aircraft, business jets, and military aircraft for operational and safety-critical applications.
The I-4 service will complement those already available on the Inmarsat I-3 satellite network and be integrated with Arinc’s aviation media suite, which also uses GlobalLink, VHF, HFDL and Iridium platforms.
“By offering these industry-standard voice and data services over the new I-4 satellites we are ensuring that our aviation customers have a seamless migration path between the I-3 and I-4 networks. We are committed to providing complementary and dependable aeronautical communications well into the future,” Arinc Senior Director of Satellite Services Bob Thompson said in a statement.
The two companies began joint development efforts in 2008. Arinc managed the service’s data link engineering efforts and Vizada integrating the voice system capability. In 2009, the companies established internetworking connections to Inmarsat satellite access stations located in Hawaii, and Fucino, Italy.
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