NBAA 2015: TrueNorth products to be compatible with SmartSky’s 4G LTE network

TrueNorth Avionics has confirmed that its Optelity Cabin Gateway and Hot Spot products will be compatible with SmartSky Networks' 4G LTE-based wireless network.
“The convergence of information, communications and entertainment in the cabin means faster connectivity speeds are a requirement for today’s aircraft,” noted Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth’s CEO. “Seeing SmartSky’s progression over the past couple of years is why we are impressed with their system and bandwidth advancement. Their 4G LTE-based beamforming technology enables a significantly better experience than previously seen in the incumbent’s air-to-ground network. Add to this, the Optelity system’s advanced routing and ability to connect with the broadest variety of mobile devices, and you have an experience in the air that is akin to your home, office or on the go. This fits with our mission to make connectivity a simple proposition for aircraft owners.”
“Offering both high performance and flexibility, TrueNorth’s Optelity systems are a great fit as a part of the SmartSky ecosystem,” averred Blane Rockafellow, SmartSky Networks’ VP product development. “Working with TrueNorth provides us the opportunity to welcome another high calibre industry leader as a partner, to assist in bringing our customers quality choices in cabin hardware as our 4G LTE-based offering takes flight.”

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