Chesterfield, MO | October 17, 2013– AirSatOne optimizes its Flightstream AOC for Apple devices.

AirSatOne announced today the availability of an upgrade to their Flightstream AOC wireless router, which includes new programming to optimize the device for use with Apple products.
With the newly released Apple iOS 7 upgrade users have experienced connectivity issues with Wi-Fi and captive portals. The Flightstream AOC upgrade works around these problems and also includes an option to block iCloud updates and other bandwidth hungry applications such as streaming audio, video and flash.
“When an Apple device connects via Wi-Fi it assumes it is connected through low-cost land based internet and automatically pushes updates. When a passenger connects to the Wi-Fi on the aircraft this automatic push is sent over the SatCom system. AirSatOne has documented that a single device connecting to iCloud can use up to 200 MB of data or more which results in airtime charges around $1,200.  The new features in the Flightstream AOC will recognize this attempt and block the connection while allowing the user to have internet connectivity for normal activities,”  Said John Kerr AirSatOne’s software engineer.
The upgrade is free of charge for existing customers and all new units will ship with the new feature.
More information on the Flightstream AOC can be found here: https://www.airsatone.com/flightstream_aoc_router