Latitude Technologies, a global supplier of aeronautical voice and data equipment and services, today announced it has expanded its partnership with Stratos Global. Stratos, a subsidiary of Inmarsat, is the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions.
The expansion of Latitude’s role as a Stratos Channel Partner includes its new status as a provider of Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband mobile satellite service to the aeronautical market.
SwiftBroadband from Stratos provides cost-effective, high-speed data and voice communications, available simultaneously, at speeds up to 432kpbs It also provides on-demand guaranteed IP data rates, regardless of the aircraft’s location.
For aircraft operators, SwiftBroadband from Stratos provides high-performance, secure and reliable access to command-and-control information resources on the ground, facilitating situational awareness. The service enables private jet passengers to stay in touch via high-speed Internet, email, voice and video connectivity. In addition, pilots can use SwiftBroadband from Stratos to maintain direct contact with air-traffic control, receive real-time weather information, access the most fuel-efficient oceanic flight paths and transmit aircraft position and maintenance status to ground staff.
Customers using SwiftBroadband Stratos will benefit from The Stratos Advantage, a wide range of value-added services that ensure optimal communications performance and cost efficiency. The foundation of The Stratos Advantage is Stratos Dashboard, which enables customers to manage their usage of SwiftBroadband by providing real-time information on voice and data traffic used, with associated costs. Stratos Dashboard further enhances the user experience of SwiftBroadband by providing instant provisioning, firewall management, full traffic information, pre-paid facilities, high security options, easy VPN access, messaging services and a full range of IP options.
“Our partnership with Stratos to serve the aviation market has been successful for more than nine years,” said Latitude President Mark Insley. “The expansion of our relationship with Stratos will enable us to provide our customers with the very latest products and value-added services.”
Stratos is the world’s trusted leader for vital communications. Stratos offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and across the world’s oceans. Stratos is a wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc. For more information, visit www.stratosglobal.com.