With a shoestring budget, 44 routes covering a staggering 21,300 miles and an aging fleet, Amtrak is slowly but surely working on bringing high-speed Internet to every passenger.(...)Meanwhile, Amtrak is planning a proof-of-concept trial of satellite connectivity on a western long distance train this fiscal year.
Wi-Fi is coming to Spain's high-speed Renfe trains beginning in December. The PlayRenfe premium service comes via satellite connection and 4G and will offer films and television through a Movistar package.
How today’s airlines are taking different approaches, incorporating mobile applications, working with creative companies and focusing on keeping up with the latest technological advances to ensure their aircraft cabins provide passenger experiences that separate them from competitors.
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Satellite broadband hardware and service provider ViaSat Inc. on May 18 laid out what it sees as multibillion-dollar markets in aeronautical and maritime connectivity and sought anew to persuade investors that its satellites deliver substantially more bandwidth for the buck than competitors’ spacecraft.
Intelsat General, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: “I”) announced today unprecedented performance in sending signals to and from a high-throughput Intelsat EpicNG satellite using a small, flat-panel antenna designed for aeronautical applications by Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT). A series of tests were performed using Gilat’s BlackRay 71 airborne terminal, …
This thought was one that permeated the thinking behind a survey of airline passengers by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) that revealed more than increased frustration with current in-flight, WiFi offerings, when compared to the company’s study that was conducted in 2014. Nearly 3 of 4 passengers are ready to switch airlines today to have access to a faster and more reliable WiFi connection. In addition, out of more than 1,000 American travelers polled, annoyance is growing, with just 22 percent reporting their in-flight Wi-Fi to be extremely reliable over the past 12 months, a dip from 27 percent in 2014.
Inmarsat Aviation’s Vice President of Strategy Frederik van Essen sees the Asia-Pacific region as a huge growth point for the satellite-based In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market. Aviation mandates for flight tracking are pushing satellite-enabled IFC safety and cockpit services forward in China, making flight tracking capabilities a necessity for aircraft operating in China’s airspace.
Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom, together with partners Nokia and Thales, have successfully conducted test flights of the European Aviation Network in the UK.(...) EAN is planned for introduction in mid-2017.
This book focuses on the needs of railway operators in terms of wireless communications, divided in two main categories: the commercial services and the operational needs. Then, all available technologies that can be used to provide Internet access on board trains and all the other operational applications requiring high capacity are detailed.
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Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, and Phasor, a developer of innovative, modular, electronically steerable antennas (ESAs), have announced a research and development partnership for application of their technology to the in-flight connectivity market.
Optimizing performance for inflight Internet is a balancing act between three main components: satellites, modems and antennae. [...] Getting to the next generation in antenna technology, however, will drive further shifts in the industry.
In-flight connectivity provider Gogo Inc. on Sept. 29 presented a relentlessly optimistic view of its future, saying per-aircraft revenue will double within five years and competitors’ catch-up attempts — including Viasat’s monster Ka-band satellites and Inmarsat’s air-to-ground service in Europe — are minor drive-by attractions.
Phasor has been quite busy in order to announce a critical step forward in the productization of its new flat panel, electronically steered antenna (ESA) system. The company has demonstrated the transmission of live HD video over the Intelsat 903 satellite from its test site in Essex, UK.
Satellite fleet operator SES, in a direct challenge to competitors ViaSat, Eutelsat and Inmarsat, is investing $500 million in a large, all-Ka-band spot beam high-throughput satellite to launch over the Americas in 2020 for aeronautical connectivity and other mobility applications, industry officials said.
Antenna vendors are constantly innovating to meet the evolving demands of their customers. Today, perhaps more than ever, the onus is being placed upon manufacturers to create antennas that are smaller, lighter, and more powerful.
Ce système a été baptisé JRE (Joint Range Extension) L-16. Il est en cours de développement afin de permettre aux A330 MRTT, qui sont déjà équipés de la L-16, de disposer d'une capacité de transmission de donnée stratégique. Airbus DS travaille sur un système employant des liaisons par satellites.
A new Ka-band version has been added to the Satmove family of Satcom On The Move terminals, following the successful deployment of the X-band version of the terminal on recent French military operations.
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