How Does it Work? – SmartSky Hardware

January 1, 2023

Welcome to SmartSky, the pioneer in innovative hardware and an advanced nationwide air-to-ground (ATG) network. Powered by cutting-edge telecom standards, rigorous security protocols, and trusted component suppliers, SmartSky has created a game-changing solution for the aviation industry.

At the heart of SmartSky’s revolutionary system is its dense network of towers, ensuring uninterrupted high-speed data transfer across the entire country. By combining the best available technologies, SmartSky achieves real-time connectivity for aircraft, made possible by their compact and lightweight hardware system, weighing a mere 32 pounds.

Key to this groundbreaking system is the aircraft-based radio (ABR), which connects seamlessly with any validated router. Complementing the ABR are two bottom-mounted antennas: the full-duplex quad antenna (FDQ) for data transfer and two-way communication, and the high-performance blade antenna (HPB) for consistent performance in challenging environments.

SmartSky’s innovative hardware is built upon their patented technology, employing beam-forming and software-defined radios to provide dedicated connections to each aircraft. This approach ensures stable performance, unparalleled privacy, and scalability. Unlike legacy ATG systems, SmartSky operates in the unlicensed 2.4 gigahertz band, offering an astounding 60 megahertz of data capacity, twenty times more than licensed spectrum alternatives.

Installation of the SmartSky system is hassle-free, requiring no special cabling. Additionally, their top-mounted GPS antenna connects effortlessly, while the SmartCart ground test equipment enables convenient system functionality verification without the need for multiple test flights. This not only saves time but also reduces costs and minimizes wear and tear on the aircraft.

To further enhance their services, SmartSky offers a range of service plans tailored to different data needs, including varying gigabyte allowances and unlimited options. They also provide discounts for prepayment and term commitments. Moreover, SmartSky offers a comprehensive suite of validated routers, in-flight entertainment providers, and customizable services, ensuring a seamless experience for customers.

SmartSky has already obtained STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) for popular aircraft models, with additional certifications underway. Their commitment to pushing the boundaries of airborne connectivity is unmatched.

In a world where uninterrupted connectivity is paramount, SmartSky is leading the charge. With their innovative hardware, nationwide ATG network, and dedication to excellence, SmartSky is revolutionizing the way we connect in the sky. The possibilities are endless, and the future of aviation has never looked brighter. Contact SmartSky today to discover how they can unlock your aircraft’s full potential.

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