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Iridium Adds SKYTRAC to its Certus 9810 Transceiver Manufacturing Network

By | September 25, 2020

      SKYTRAC SDL-350. Photo: SKYTRAC

      Iridium Communications added SKYTRAC as the newest aviation Value Added Manufacturer (VAM) for the Iridium Certus 9810 transceiver. SKYTRAC was already an Iridium Certus service provider, and will now be able to both manufacture equipment and provide service to customers.

      SKYTRAC’s new SDL-350 terminal will be a 2-MCU satellite communications system released in 2021. The new terminal aims to offer broadband speeds of up to 352 kbps both to and from the aircraft. The SDL-350 also scales device speeds, sizes, and power requirements based on the needs of the end-user. SKYTRAC is also producing the ISAT-200A-08 terminal using Iridium Certus 9770 with 22/88 kbps midband speeds.

      “Iridium Certus ushers in a new era of globally available connectivity for operators looking for higher bandwidth satellite communication solutions,” Jan van der Heul, SKYTRAC’s Vice President of Sales, said in the announcement. “We’re excited to introduce the two new terminals to the market and look forward to working with operators around the world to enhance their operations through the capabilities we provide.”