TrueNorth introduces business aviation’s smallest, fastest, and lightest aviation certified integrated router and wireless access point


OTTAWA—30 SEPTEMBER 2015—TrueNorth Avionics today unveiled its aviation certified product to enable light-aircraft owners with communications capabilities previously reserved for long-range VIP jets. The company’s new Optelity Hot Spot product is an ‘N’ wireless access point and integrated router powerful enough to host embedded applications. The Optelity Hot Spot is the latest addition to the Optelity family of connectivity products. 

“We’re the connected aircraft experts,” says Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth CEO. “We’ve been providing communications systems to Heads of State, VVIPs and Fortune 50 aircraft passengers, and now we’re bringing executive-level communications capabilities to the light aircraft market. ” 

Purpose-built for light-to-medium jet, and turboprop aircraft, the TrueNorth Optelity Hot Spot will let pilots use EFBs and passengers use phones, tablets and other Wi-Fi devices inflight. The device is business aviation’s smallest, lightest, fastest wireless access point yet it fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just over half a pound. Unlike consumer-based carry-on gear, it is aviation certified for safe inflight operation, and installed on the aircraft to eliminate power conversion issues. Technically advanced, Optelity Hot Spot supports embedded apps, which allows the device to be tailored for specific needs, and is built to accommodate new mobile devices as they come on line. 

“Getting up-and-running is streamlined, and the doubt associated with walk-on devices is eliminated,” continued van Berkel. “There are two variants available to address installation needs, one with an integrated antenna and one with an external antenna. In either case, you simply connect Optelity Hot Spot to the aircraft’s existing Satcom or air-to-ground broadband equipment. Additionally, pilots and passengers can use TrueNorth’s MyStylus app to make calls from their own iOS and Android smartphones.”

About TrueNorth: More Fortune 100 business jet owners trust TrueNorth inflight communications systems than any other. Our innovative and reliable solutions work everywhere passengers and crew fly. Optelity, our newest product family, embodies the software-defined cabin, while our cockpit communication systems enable safety and efficiency. Our systems deliver high fidelity voice, GSM, Wi-Fi, enterprise E-mail, and effortless connectivity for smart phones and other mobile devices, for seamless connectivity from the earth to the sky. Only TrueNorth provides a ready-to-upgrade, app-based solution, empowering business jet users to stay connected and be more productive inflight. Visit TrueNorth at truenorthavionics.com, on Facebook and LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter @TrueNorth_Avnx.


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Optelity Hot Spot is Business Aviation's smallest, lightest, and fastest integrated router and WAP