Thrane & Thrane is to introduce the new Inmarsat Multi-Voice service across its entire Aviator SwiftBroadband range. As part of the service upgrade, Thrane & Thrane’s Aviator systems will support several simultaneous voice calls via SwiftBroadband, reportedly enabling more users to benefit from high quality and cost effective calling during the flight.
The new Multi-Voice service is compatible with Thrane & Thrane’s Aviator Wireless Handset, which reportedly features best-in-class noise and echo cancellation capabilities to ensure excellent voice calling clarity
The new Multi-Voice service is compatible with Thrane & Thrane’s Aviator Wireless Handset, which reportedly features best-in-class noise and echo cancellation capabilities to ensure excellent voice calling clarity. Passengers and crew can also use their own Wi-Fi enabled smartphones to access SwiftBroadband voice calling on Aviator.
With Inmarsat Multi-Voice, each handset can, according to a company spokesman, benefit from having its own number, making it straightforward to dial into a specific handset from the outside. It is of course also possible to dial out from any handset in the aircraft.
“Although we have been able to offer multiple voice lines on Aviator 700 for some time, we had to use the legacy H+ system along with a single SwiftBroadband line. With the introduction of Multi-Voice, we can now use multiple dedicated SwiftBroadband lines, enabling the flexibility of several voice lines on board but with enhanced call quality and lower calling costs,” comments Kim Gram, vice president, Aeronautical Business Unit, Thrane & Thrane.
SwiftBroadband Multi-Voice is reportedly made possible by an update of the current Aviator firmware, so no new internal hardware is required to activate the service. The Multi-Voice capability will be available on all new system installations from Q3 2012, while existing Aviator users can take advantage of an upgrade to the new service.