La Jolla, Calif. — February 9, 2012 — Blue Sky Network, a leading, global provider of satellite tracking and communication solutions for land, sea, and aviation, today introduced the portable HawkeyeLink Bluetooth device that enables hands-free Iridium phone calls and two-way messaging on users’ smartphones in an aircraft or helicopter. After downloading the custom BSN app, HawkeyeLink uses Bluetooth technology to connect to an Android smartphone. Crew and passengers as far as 30 meters away can now utilize their phones over the Iridium Network for portable, hands-free communication anywhere in the air.
HawkeyeLink’s full capabilities are available when used with the Blue Sky Network’s D1000A/C modems. It can send email messages through the Iridium network to Blue Sky Network’s SkyRouter portal or any email address. Users of Blue Sky Network D1000 series can quickly deploy and enjoy Bluetooth connectivity with HawkeyeLink via Blue Sky Network’s unique bulkhead adapter that is easily installed into the control panel.
- The key features of HawkeyeLink include:
- Bluetooth device and automatic service discovery
- Dial phone calls from smartphones over Iridium
- Send and receive messages through the Iridium Network on smartphones
- Connect up to 30 meters away
- Enjoy Iridium connectivity and communications without specialized handset
“Blue Sky Network’s HawkeyeLink is a natural progression of wireless communications in aircraft,” said Jon Gilbert, founder and CEO of Blue Sky Network. “This solution is elegant and simple. All you need to do is download an app from the Android store, and you are ready to use your own mobile phone for hands-free communication over the global Iridium network.”
About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network is a leading global provider of voice and data services via the Iridium satellite network. Our aviation, marine and vehicle products for GPS tracking, real time flight tracking and fleet management provide reliable fleet tracking and communication services. Blue Sky Network’s solutions serve the Aviation, Oil and Gas, Government, Forestry, Mining, Supply Chain Management and Intermodal Transportation markets. Founded in 2001, Blue Sky Network is headquartered in La Jolla, California with customers and distributors worldwide. For more information about our company and solutions, visit the Blue Sky Network website at www.blueskynetwork.com.