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for what is most important to your mission," said Jim Jensen,
Satcom Direct founder and chief executive officer. "By enhancing SkyShield with proactive threat monitoring, customers and
flight departments are quickly notified of any issues so that they
can be resolved."
In addition, the company said its AeroV+ now allows
smartphone users to talk and text during flight at any altitude,
anywhere in the world. The product was the first Voice over
Internet Protocol solution designed and built specifically for
aviation. AeroV+ expands the capabilities of AeroV to include
the use of personal smartphone numbers for calling and SMS
For more information, visit www.satcomdirect.com.
True Blue Power
True Blue Power became the first company in the world
to achieve FAA TSO and EASA ETSO certifications for
three sophisticated lithium-ion battery products. The
TS835 Series Emergency Power Supply received certification in April 2010, followed by the TB17 (17 amp hour)
main ship battery in February 2014, and the most recently
certified TB44 (44 amp hour) main ship battery. True Blue
Power said it is in the process of integrating the TB17 and
TB44 on 11 OEM business jet and rotorcraft platforms.
The company's aftermarket STC certification plan includes
Beechcraft Bonanza and King Air, Cessna Caravan, Pilatus
PC-12, and the Bombardier Dash-8.
According to the company, True Blue Power lithium-ion
products use proprietary Nanophosphate chemistry that was
developed at MIT and commercialized by A123 Systems.
Safety is addressed at multiple levels including chemistry,
cell design, containment and the integration of sophisticated
electronic protection systems.
The TB44 (left) and TB17 main ship
battery from True Blue Power
The Optelity Valet
Handheld device from
"Aircraft design teams strategically use this new technology to reduce battery weight by 40 percent, extend
aircraft range and improve payload options, all while
significantly reducing carbon emissions," said Rick Slater,
True Blue Power division manager. "This is a key technology that can help make aviation more economical and
facilitate safe 'more electric aircraft' systems."
For more information, visit www.truebluepowerusa.com.
TrueNorth Avionics unveiled its next generation product family, Optelity, featuring the Optelity Valet Handheld device. According to the company, the new family
of in-flight connectivity products is a leap forward in
communications systems and will give the user the ability to control the cabin environment, access email and
the Internet, and make a phone call.
"We've always been obsessed with business jet connectivity, but more than that, connectivity that fits the
user's style and needs with ease," said Mark van Berkel,
TrueNorth chief executive officer. "We're designing this
product to be quite possibly the only system you'll need
in your cabin - for life. It has always been important to
us that systems are future ready, so naturally, the Optelity family is just that."
TrueNorth said that only Optelity offers the purchaser
a comprehensive package as part of the communications
system purchase price.
"We've taken a page from the aircraft engine ownership model, which means owners and operators can be
assured that future software and hardware upgrades,
and customer care will be up-to-date for the life of the
system without additional unexpected costs," van Berkel
For more information, visit www.truenorthavionics.com.
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