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OnAir And TriaGnoSys Launch Most Lightweight Inflight Connectivity Solution For Business Jets
[May 26, 2011]

OnAir And TriaGnoSys Launch Most Lightweight Inflight Connectivity Solution For Business Jets

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Geneva, Switzerland, -- With inflight connectivity now commonplace on business and VIP aircraft, OnAir and TriaGnoSys have today launched the most lightweight and complete turnkey solution for business jets. It enables passengers to use their mobile devices and laptops for calls, text messages, emailing and Internet browsing, as they do on the ground.

OnAir is the telecoms services provider, with TriaGnoSys providing the hardware and software elements for both the aircraft and the ground. Importantly, the airborne equipment consists of two small, lightweight units,that connect to the aircraft's existing satellite communications system.

Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir, said, "Given how much business people use their mobile phones, it isn't surprising they want stay in touch when they are flying, and that is particularly true of business and VIP passengers. We are therefore making it very simple for operators of business jets to provide inflight connectivity services. It is also very simple for passengers: just make a call, send a text message or look at email as you do on the ground." Mobile phone usage is treated in the same way as international roaming, meaning all costs are charged by the passenger's mobile operator in their regular bill. Therefore, the aircraft operator is not responsible for the administration of accounting for the costs. The service works in exactly the same way as international roaming, with the charges included by each individual passenger's mobile operator in their regular mobile phone bill. That simplicity makes it convenient for both passengers and aircraft operators.

Axel Jahn, Managing Director of TriaGnoSys, said, "Not only is the airborne equipment the lightest ever designed for business jets to support such comprehensive services, it is also straightforward to install. The components are simply connected by Ethernet to the satellite link. They do not require specific cooling and their small size and weight means they do not impinge on cabin space." The first commercial deployment will be over the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband service, but the solution can operate over any IP backhaul communications link, whether satellite-based or not.

OnAir and TriaGnoSys already work together to provide inflight connectivity for commercial airlines and maritime communications.

About OnAir OnAir provides industry-leading, on-board connectivity solutions that enable passengers to stay connected while they travel, and airlines and shipping lines to differentiate themselves through offering distinct services to customers. Present aboard airlines on five continents, OnAir provides the only air-travel industry sponsored solution for commercial airlines, private and corporate jets, Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and for long and short-haul flights. OnAir is the first provider of services based on SwiftBroadband, the latest high-bandwidth satellite technology from Inmarsat, which offers GSM, Mobile Data and Internet.

OnAir was incorporated in February 2005 and is owned by SITA, the leading IT solutions provider to the air transport world and Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer. OnAir is a member of the GSM Association and an Inmarsat Distribution Partner for SwiftBroadband services.

Today OnAir has 36 customers, of which 20 are currently in service, including 13 airlines. The company also has regulatory approvals from 74 countries and 335 roaming agreements.

More information about OnAir is available at About TriaGnoSys TriaGnoSys is the expert in mobile communication, information and media, enabling communications and information transfer to and from air, land and sea.

TriaGnoSys solutions employ satellite, air to ground and other radio links, to connect communication networks through its cutting-edge mobility routers.

Our innovative products for GSM, UMTS and compression deliver low-cost and efficient data communication. We also deliver tailored industry solutions through strategic partnerships with OEMs, system integrators and service providers.

TriaGnoSys Research and Development focuses on a broad range of mobile communication fields, including mobile end-to-end solutions, wireless In-flight Entertainment (IFE), next generation satcom and cabin/cockpit communication, as well as combined navigation and communications technologies.

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