ARINC chooses XipLink Embedded acceleration system for SKYlink communications

MONTREAL, 14 Nov. 2007. XipLink in Montreal announced that ARINC in Annapolis, Md., has deployed XipLink's Embedded (XE) acceleration system into the ARINC SKYlink broadband communications platform for private jets and aircraft.

Nov 14th, 2007

MONTREAL, 14 Nov. 2007. XipLink in Montreal announced that ARINC in Annapolis, Md., has deployed XipLink's Embedded (XE) acceleration system into the ARINC SKYlink broadband communications platform for private jets and aircraft.

The two companies have agreed to deploy XipLink in the airborne control system and the satellite ground stations that manage worldwide internet access, resulting in multi-megabit download rates to users, XipLink officials say. XipLink acceleration combines SCPS based acceleration with data compression, quality of service, and HTTP acceleration technologies.

Engineering teams from ARINC and XipLink have been working together to integrate the XipLink acceleration technology with SKYlink, starting with initial deployments last March.

The combined solution gives ARINC customers advantages such as:

-- continuous connection service under harsh conditions and rapid movement;
-- maintaining broadband connection speeds at altitudes above 50,000 feet;
-- seamless connections on inter-continental flights across several beams;
-- dynamic compression, generating more wireless capacity for simultaneous users;
-- providing quick and efficient web browsing with XipLink HTTP Pre-Fetching;
-- efficient co-existence of simultaneous voice services, along with data flows; and
-- use of Industry Standard SCPS allows long term investment protection.

"We looked closely at several products and companies before selecting XipLink, and we have been very pleased with our decision," says Bob Hanley, ARINC vice president of business aviation solutions. "Product support has been outstanding and performance in the field has met our expectations as well as that of our users."

For more information contact XipLink online at www.xiplink.com, or ARINC at www.arinc.com.

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