New product line designed to accommodate latest and future onboard personal technology

GENEVA—19 MAY 2014—TrueNorth Avionics today disclosed its next generation product family, Optelity. Taking advantage of the open architecture of the company’s highly successful Simphonē OpenCabin systems, Optelity, a Wi-Fi platform, is the company’s newest communications suite, designed to accommodate the latest passenger devices, and future technology developments.

“Since we first introduced our Simphonē solution, the business jet cabin environment has undergone significant change, most notably the broad expansion of onboard Wi-Fi,” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth CEO. “Our new Optelity product suite is a Wi-Fi connectivity platform designed to work with current passenger devices, and future technology developments in passenger communications. This new system encompasses networking, telephony and inflight entertainment, all with a new complimentary avionics certified touch-screen based passenger device. Optelity systems will offer the same high performance functionality as our Simphonē systems, with a smaller footprint, and will be the fruit of an important large-scale program—the largest to-date for TrueNorth.”

The Optelity product family will work seamlessly with the TrueNorth Stylus family of handsets, and broaden the reach of inflight connectivity to include a larger range of aircraft including light jets. It will also offer an easy upgrade path for aircraft operators who are already using, or planning to purchase and install TrueNorth Simphonē systems. Lightweight, with a design to leverage future technology developments, Optelity will have increased processing capacity for the high performance expected by aircraft owners and operators.  

“Optelity builds on the best of TrueNorth’s current systems,” continued van Berkel. “Our distinctive app-based approach to onboard communications, and its open architecture give us the power to develop systems that are future-ready and maximize the investment in connectivity.”

More About The Optelity Product Family:  Optelity is TrueNorth’s future cabin communications product line comprised of a variety of onboard connectivity components, including a touch screen-based passenger companion device, rivaling the most advanced smartphone technology. The system features advanced processing power, for high performance; is lightweight with a small footprint for ease of installation, and has the same flexibility built into the company’s current systems. The Optelity product line is a Wi-Fi communications platform, designed to work seamlessly with passenger devices, and the TrueNorth Stylus handset. The Optelity family offers a range of communications solutions from complete inflight office, to networking only, and telephony only versions. The company’s plan is to launch the Optelity family of products towards the end of 2014.

About TrueNorth: Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, TrueNorth is a leading airborne connectivity company that designs, develops and manufactures satellite communication solutions for business jets. The company’s Simphonē OpenCabin family of products is innovative and reliable, and works everywhere passengers and crew fly. Enabling seamless connectivity from office to sky, Simphonē systems deliver high definition voice, Fax, Wi-Fi, enterprise E-mail, and effortless connectivity for smart phones and other mobile devices. Only TrueNorth provides a ready-to-upgrade, app-based solution, empowering business jet users to stay connected and be more productive inflight. Fly. Connect. Succeed. Visit TrueNorth at www.truenorthavionics.com, on Facebook and LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter.


NOTE TO MEDIA: TrueNorth Avionics is exhibiting at EBACE, the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Stand 4441. Additional media resources are available at truenorthavionics.com/media-centre.


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