Satcom Direct partners with Iridium to deliver Certus terminals, services to aviation industry

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) has announced that Satcom Direct, Inc. (SD) has become the newest Value Added Manufacturer (VAM) and service provider for Iridium Certus aviation products, the company said.

SD will be designing and manufacturing new terminals for compatibility with the Iridium Certus service, while also providing the service direct to the business aviation community. The new products and services are being added to the SD Connectivity portfolio, integrating with the company´s existing technology and software value-adds to enhance the end user experience.

As a global leader in connectivity and avionics solutions, SD´s mission is to synchronize the aircraft with flight operations. Iridium Certus will integrate with existing SD hardware and software, including SD Series and SD Hub Series of cabin routers, as well as the SD Pro platform, to provide customers with features and capabilities like real-time data analytics, cyber security, account management and more.

This partnership will help extend the reach of SD´s existing customer base by offering fully global L-band broadband coverage, while creating a complete, end-to-end customer experience for aviators. This latest announcement builds on the existing agreement between Iridium and COMSAT, an SD company, which named COMSAT as an Iridium Certus service provider for US Department of Defense (DoD) users in February this year.

Iridium Communications Inc. is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time.