Aviationtoday.com takes a look at how GigSky partnerships facilitate the Connected Aircraft
[Avionics Magazine 01-03-2017] Avionica, GigSky and Ultramain have teamed up seeking to help aircraft operators improve their ability to track, report and extract data about aircraft technological malfunctions. Under a partnership announced in December, aircraft mobile data services provider GigSky and Electronic Logbook (ELB) software provider Ultramain are now jointly marketing their products and services.
The December partnership announcement followed another announcement earlier in the year, a partnership between Avionica and GigSky. Going forward, the three companies see the partnership as bringing together services, capabilities and products that need each other to work in harmony.
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New Partnership Seeks to Offer Everything a Connected Aircraft Needs
Here’s how the three companies and their hardware and software will work together going forward. Avionica’s Communications Module (avCM) contains the GigSky SIM that provides global capabilities in more than 190 countries worldwide over GigSky’s ultra-reliable cellular data network. Avionica has been provided with the GigSky Global Enterprise Management (GEM) portal, which allows them to control access to data on every SIM in all of their communication devices. This portal also maintains a logical connection between the device serving the Electronic Log Book and the SIM that enables the data transfer over cellular network.