La Jolla, Calif., October 11, 2006 – Blue Sky Network, the global logistics solution provider for two-way linking and managing transportation assets via satellite, today announced the introduction of its new Wireless Airborne Router for managing all wireless and wired network needs inside an aircraft. Using the router, aircraft passengers can inexpensively share access to Blue Sky Network SATCOM service data offerings, or plug wired-Ethernet devices into a built-in 4-port duplex hub. They can even use notebook computers to play multi-player games.
The Blue Sky Network Wireless Airborne Router offers a series of security features, including 128-bit WEP encryption, and supports industrial-strength Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA), so all data is secure. It can also serve as a DHCP server and supports VPN pass through. Additionally, pilots can use the router to exchange files with their Electronic Flight Bags.
“The Wireless Airborne Router is very unique, as it gives users the ability to function in the air as they do at home or in the office with similar equipment,” said Jon Gilbert, CEO of Blue Sky Network. “With the addition of this router to our product portfolio, we are able to offer customers a broader range of SATCOM usage for their in-flight data communication needs. The price is compelling for this empowering capability.”
The router is installed using two flexible antennas for enhanced wireless signal to ensure total cabin coverage. Antennas can be articulated to 90-degree angles or pointed straight for space savings. Standard antenna connectors allow for external wired antennas to increase signal coverage. The Wireless Airborne Router meets DO160E EMI, RMI criteria as well as the IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u and IEE 802.11g standards.
More information about the Wireless Airborne Router and our satellite communication services can be found at www.blueskynetwork.com.
About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network is the leading provider of global logistics solutions for two-way linking and managing remote transportation assets via satellite. Using its interactive Web portal, SkyRouter, with detailed mapping, Blue Sky Network links enterprises to personnel and assets anywhere on earth over the Iridium satellite network. FAA-certified data and voice products enable users to customize features including safety and event reporting. Blue Sky Network’s exceptional customer service and management team make it the perfect partner for adding true global communication to your transport network. For more information, please visit www.blueskynetwork.com.