Thrane & Thrane Unveils New Aviator SwiftBroadband Handset
[Satellite TODAY 10-20-10] Danish satellite communications equipment manufacturer Thrane & Thrane launched its new Aviator Wireless Handset, designed for in-flight voice and data communications, the company announced Oct. 19.
The compact handset can make and receive in-flight calls and send and receive SMS text messages. The upgraded solution now features echo and noise cancellation, a new user interface and tactile controls, and a 2.2 inch color.
The handset connects through a wireless access point to the aircraft’s Inmarsat-powered Aviator SwiftBroadband system for users to make calls over the IP-based network. The solution is charged with a battery cradle installed in the aircraft cabin and powered by the aircraft’s own power supply. When fully charged, the handset can remain in standby mode for more than 24 hours.