• In partnership with Eclipse of Paris, France, the SDR has been enhanced to allow up to four times faster data transfer rates with supported SwiftBroadband terminals

Satellite Beach, Florida | December 8, 2014– Coming Q1 2015, the SDR will support the ability to bond and aggregate multiple Inmarsat SwiftBroadband streaming connections, allowing customers to achieve up to 1.6mbps of throughput. Customers will also have the additional benefits of acceleration, compression and caching that the SDR brings to the market.

When available, the SDR will also support Inmarsat’s new High Data Rate (HDR) streaming services.

“The SDR allows passengers to use their laptops, tablets and smart phones onboard their aircraft,” said Chris Moore, Chief Commercial Officer, Satcom Direct International. “With the new enhancements, higher data rate applications like video conferences and streaming video are available globally for our customers using SwiftBroadband.”

Satcom Direct and Eclipse partnered to develop and deliver the enhancements to the SDR. SwiftBroadband bonding and aggregation allows customers to combine multiple SwiftBroadband streaming channels to achieve higher data rates for real time communications applications. Eclipse has extensive experience in providing customized cockpit and cabin solutions for the military, government, business aviation and airline markets.

“We pride ourselves on creating a range of advanced products and global solutions for satellite communications. Eclipse is proud to be working with Satcom Direct to jointly develop this new capability within the SDR that further improves the end customer experience” said Marc Pinault, Eclipse CEO / Managing Director.