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SkyTrac Systems hardware has been chosen by AirDat LLC to provide its TAMDAR equipped carriers with value added services such as automatic flight following, two-way Iridium satellite enabled voice communications and text messaging capabilities. The AirDat-TAMDAR (Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Reporting) system equips carrier aircraft with a multi-function atmospheric sensor that measures icing, turbulence, pressure, relative humidity, and temperature. The data from the sensors is down-linked via the Iridium satellite system to the ground, resulting in major improvements in weather forecasting accuracy and enhanced aviation safety. The SkyTrac ISAT-100 provides the capability for TAMDAR aircraft to utilize a single Iridium transceiver to transmit atmospheric data to the ground, while providing additional operational services and incentives to participating carriers.
SkyTrac has a strong engineering and design team their hardware is aerospace standard, rigorous and easily integrated. “It has been a pleasure working with the SkyTrac team to provide added capabilities to the TAMDAR fleet,” said Mark Anderson, President and Founder of AirDat LLC. “The SkyTrac ISAT-100 is a quality, adaptable product supported by a very professional and capable staff.”
“We are extremely pleased to be working with AirDat our companies have worked together on various projects for several years” said Kathleen Wallace, President and CEO of SkyTrac Systems.” The ISAT-100 and our new design cockpit interfaces will enable premium quality satellite voice connectivity and text message capability to those AirDat carriers who require full service satellite communication services. “
SkyTrac Systems Ltd. provides automated flight following, 2-way text/voice messaging and data transfer between aircraft and ground. SkyTrac utilizes the Iridium satellite system for truly global, real time data/voice service delivery. SkyTrac is a Transport Canada approved manufacturing facility and provides full system solutions and support to commercial aviation client’s worldwide, including proprietary mapping software and new worldwide remote access capabilities.
About Iridium Satellite
Iridium Satellite LLC is the only provider of truly global satellite voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the earth (including oceans, airways and Polar Regions). Iridium delivers essential communications services to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available. The Iridium constellation consists of 66 low earth orbiting (LEO), cross-linked satellites and has multiple in-orbit spares. The constellation operates as a fully meshed network and is the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world. The Iridium service is ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities. Iridium provides service to the U.S. DoD. The company also designs, builds and sells its services, products and solutions through a worldwide network of more than 100 partners.