LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (NBAA 2015 – ViaSat Booth # C7022) – ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced it is working with Rockwell Collins to integrate the ViaSat VMT-1500 terminal and its global Ku-band internet service with Rockwell Collins' eRouter (ERT-120) smart cabin routers and its ARINCDirectSM flight support services. Through this collaboration, business aircraft operators will obtain comprehensive cabin and cockpit connectivity capabilities.
Designed to serve "office in the sky" applications, ViaSat's global Ku-band in-flight technology and internet service allows those on board to send and receive emails, establish VPN connections, watch streaming video and participate in video conferencing and high-quality Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone calls with the ADConnect VoIP app for iOS and Android™ - when in the air and on the ground for seamless gate-to-gate communications. Integrating the ViaSat technology and service with the Rockwell Collins in-cabin routing and management systems aids in full aircraft connectivity enablement, extending advanced passenger connectivity capabilities to the cabin crew and flight deck, whereby flight crews using the ARINCDirect Flight Planning app can access their account and update flight plans, weather, charts and trip documents while en route.
"We teamed with Rockwell Collins to offer business jet operators a single, comprehensive suite of cabin connectivity capabilities across our advanced global internet service," said Ken Peterman, senior vice president and general manager, ViaSat. "By integrating our Ku-band terminal and service with Rockwell Collins' smart router – we are providing aircraft system data communications that is value-added, cost competitive and accommodates the growing demand for high-speed connectivity across the entire aircraft."
"Operators want to provide in-flight global connectivity and are installing advanced satellite-based internet systems for cabin and cockpit communications – whether for streaming media, office applications, telephony, regulatory flight routing, congestion control or aircraft health monitoring, to name a few," said David Stanley, vice president, ARINCDirect Cabin Services for Rockwell Collins. "By working with ViaSat, we are bringing a complete, cost-effective and reliable connectivity to business jet operators looking to provide their passengers with high-speed, high-quality internet communications, with global coverage."
Today, ViaSat delivers a powerful in-flight internet experience to the business aviation industry leveraging its global satellite network. The Company offers both Ku- and Ka-band service covering more than 90% of the world's most popular flight paths to ensure an optimal user experience over the most congested flight routes. Available to commercial airline passengers since 2013 and for business aviation in 2015, ViaSat's award winning Ka-band service leverages ViaSat's leadership in high-capacity Ka-band satellite technology. Since 2008, ViaSat has been providing business aviation the highest performing satellite connectivity service on its worldwide Ku-band network. For more information on ViaSat's high-speed internet service for business aviation, visit: https://www.viasat.com/services/business-aviation.
ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access - anywhere - whether on the ground or in-flight. The Company's innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information visit ViaSat at: www.viasat.com, or follow the Company on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about the success of the Ku-/Ka-band products and services delivered and connectivity capabilities obtained by integration with Rockwell Collins eRouter and ARINCDirect cabin system. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the general aviation industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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