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Satcom Direct Communications is named an Inmarsat Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress

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Satellite Beach, Fla. (June 11, 2014) – Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), the government/military services branch of Satcom Direct, will provide Global Xpress  services to the U.S. government.

Satcom Direct has been an Inmarsat partner since 1997 and is presently one of the company’s largest aviation services providers. In their most recent partnership, Satcom Direct Communications has now been appointed a Value Added Reseller by Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, for its ground-breaking Global Xpress mobile broadband satellite network. Specifically, Satcom Direct Communications is authorized to market Global Xpress Subscription Services to the aeronautical sector of the U.S. government market. An ideal tool for those needing maximum connectivity in conjunction with maximum mobility, Global Xpress is a perfect fit for the military, first responders and other government operations.

“SDC is honored to be a partner of Inmarsat and to showcase Global Xpress and its benefits to the U.S. government,” said David Greenhill, Satcom Direct president. “Global Xpress is an ideal solution for those who must have reliable communications in support of mission critical operations in the most challenging environments.”

“We see strong opportunities for Global Xpress in the U.S. government aero market, specifically for VIP and AISR (Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance),” said Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat’s U.S. Government Business Unit . “With Satcom Direct Communications as part of our Global Xpress team, we’re confident that we have a strong partner and the right resource to demonstrate the power and functionality of our game-changing new service to the U.S. government.”

Global Xpress is the world’s first globally available Ka-band mobile broadband satellite network, providing very high bandwidth services to end-users on land, at sea and in the air, delivered through a resilient, secure waveform that is optimized for mobility. It integrates seamlessly with Inmarsat’s current L-band network.

Inmarsat-5 F1, the first Global Xpress satellite, was launched in December 2013 and is on course to enter commercial service in Q3 2014.

Satcom Direct and Satcom Direct Communications: Satcom Direct is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business aviation. SDC focuses on satellite communications support for the United States’ military and government including heads of state aircraft. Together, the companies support more than 90 percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide and a wide range of military/government mission critical platforms. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service.

Satcom Direct’s headquarters and primary operations center is located in Satellite Beach, Florida with additional office locations in the United States (+1.321.777.3000).  Satcom Direct Communications’ main office is located in Alexandria, Virginia (+1.703.549.3009).

For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit, e-mail [email protected], or call +1.321.777.0771.

Inmarsat: Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high‐speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit

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