Aircraft Interiors, Hamburg, April 5, 2011 — TriaGnoSys has today announced that it has been selected to supply applications for Thales’ TopConnect solution. TopConnect is a comprehensive communications suite that provides passenger and crew applications with access to the cloud. Access is provided through mobile devices, including tablets and laptops, as well as through the IFE system. The onboard network equally supports voice, SMS and GPRS services for GSM smartphones and mobile devices.

Within the Thales platform the TriaGnoSys’ software enables a complete IFEC solution for cabin and passenger connectivity, and connected IFE applications. It includes GSMConneX, TriaGnoSys’ recently-launched GSM solution and makes the most efficient use of the available bandwidth through advanced compression and optimisation technology.

Jeff Sare, Vice President Commercial at Thales, said, “TriaGnoSys provides Thales with the best available connectivity solution based on market demand. It is both reliable and efficient. The TriaGnoSys team is also very easy to work with, consistently delivering on time and on budget.”

In the current configuration, TriaGnoSys’ software routes the GSM and inflight WiFi traffic from the aircraft to the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite system, and then to the ground network. In the near future, the software can also be used for other radio links, in particular Ka but also other K based and air-to-ground links.

Axel Jahn, Managing Director of TriaGnoSys, said, “It is very clear that inflight connectivity is now mainstream and we are very pleased that TriaGnoSys remains at the centre of the sector. We have a long-standing relationship with Thales and this deal strengthens that relationship.”

The current system is installed as a standalone solution or as an integral part of the Thales IFE system and it can support multiple SwiftBroadband channels today. Thales and TriaGnoSys are also actively working on Ka based solutions as an addition to the TopConnect communications suite in the short to mid term technology cycle.

September 14, 2010 – Five carriers have announced this year that they will install the Panasonic Avionics – AeroMobile eXPhone system, representing further commitments of over 160 aircraft.

2010 has been a year of continuing successes for AeroMobile, with growing operational experience matched by a raft of new customer commitments from Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Turkish Airlines and Air New Zealand.

The combined commitment of Cathay Pacific and subsidiary Dragonair also represents a milestone for the industry. A commitment to install in-flight cellular, live internet and TV services across all narrow and wide body aircraft including the Airbus A321 family.

AeroMobile’s total announced customer commitments now stand at 400 aircraft from ten carriers, spanning all available aviation satellite technologies. Seventy per cent of these commitments leverage Panasonic Avionics’ established and proven Ku solution, eXConnect.

AeroMobile’s CEO, Bjorn-Taale Sandberg says: “AeroMobile is now an established service, and the choice of many major international carriers. Our goal has always been to set the industry benchmark with an innovative and effective service offering, and we will continue to develop AeroMobile in the months ahead.”

Over the next six months, AeroMobile’s award-winning services will be launched on six major flag carriers together with a range of complimentary connectivity offerings including broadband internet and live TV – all together with its partner, Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

V Australia will launch later this year with the world’s first integrated IFE and cellular platform, taking the industry to a new level of innovation. Lufthansa is finalising launch plans for in-flight cellular, live internet and TV services.

By the end of 2010, AeroMobile is forecast to be operating on 91 wide body aircraft.

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 June 2010 – OnAir, the world’s leading provider of inflight communications, today launched full mobile phone connectivity – including GSM & GPRS – for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ flagship MS EUROPA with OnAir’s Mobile technology. The launch, with a cruise of the Baltic Sea, marks an extension of OnAir’s business into a new and promising business sector, and underlines the versatility of OnAir’s technology in being able to use various types of satellite links.

OnAir’s technological partners, Siemens IT Solutions and Services and TriaGnoSys, developed technology to enable passengers and crew to use their own mobile phones and Smartphones (iPhone, Blackberry©, HTC, etc). The GSM service uses satellite communications, making connectivity possible regardless of the ship’s location. Siemens IT Solutions and Services supplied, installed and will maintain the software and hardware supporting OnAir’s technology.

“We’re delighted to be providing Hapag-Lloyd Cruises with the very latest in communications technology, giving its passengers the freedom to stay connected while at sea,” said Ian Dawkins, Chief Executive Officer of OnAir. “With Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ passengers voyaging to destinations like the Baltics, Polynesia and New Zealand, today’s launch really does underline OnAir’s position as the only truly global communications provider of voice, data and Internet both in the air and on the oceans,” he added.

“Our commitment is to provide travellers with the very highest quality of service onboard of our cruise liners. The latest mobile technology provided by OnAir is absolutely in line with Hapag-Lloyd’s Five Star ranking for service and excellence,” says Paul Goldbeck , Manager IT/QM of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

Axel Jahn, Managing Director of TriaGnoSys, said: “Our expertise is in enabling communications where terrestrial infrastructures are out of reach, for example on ships or planes, and indeed TriaGnoSys technology has been used to provide GSM and GPRS services for airline passengers for over two and a half years. We specialise in efficient bandwidth use, increasing the number of simultaneous calls available at the same time as reducing satellite costs, expertise that is now available to the maritime market.”

The installation, which uses the ship’s existing Ku-band satellite antenna, is a simple process that can be carried out during a routine maintenance stop between cruises. The software developed by Siemens and TriaGnoSys uses compression technology to make very efficient use of the available bandwidth.

Florian Wolff, Senior Systems Engineer for Aerospace Solutions at Siemens IT Solutions and Services, said: “We have specifically designed the hardware and software to be simple to install, which means it is easy to scale the service up if required, and also to introduce it across the rest of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet. The technology is tried and tested – we know it is high quality and robust, and we know people want to remain in touch using their own phones and Smartphones.”

MS EUROPA is the only cruise liner in the world to have been awarded the coveted 5-star plus distinction by the Berlitz Cruise Guide since its commissioning in 1999. It accommodates a maximum of 408 guests in over 200 suites, and 280 officers and crew, while visiting destinations on all five continents.

OnAir is already offering passengers of more than 25 airlines and VIP & Governmental operators voice, e-mail, text services and Internet access, on flights over four continents by using the latest SwiftBroadband Inmarsat L-band technology.