New operational software release for Teledyne’s GroundLink connectivity system

Teledyne Controls has announced the certification and release of enhanced operational software for its ‘GroundLink Comm+’ connectivity system.

The new software release provides improved data security features, more options to interface with onboard SATCOM systems, increased flexibility for EFB applications integration, and enhanced capabilities to manage and control communications costs, according to the flight data management business.

Teledyne Controls’ vice president of aircraft upgrade solutions Steve Sammis said the new operational software release brings enhanced capability and flexibility for operators to fully leverage and maximise the value of their EFB applications: “With access to expanded and real-time data, operators can better support wireless EFB applications, such as live graphical weather and trajectory optimisation, to improve flight performance, detect and avoid turbulence, and reduce costs,” he said.

The new software release provides several enhancements to existing GroundLink connectivity functions. For GroundLink AID+, which provides flight deck connectivity to enhance EFB systems functionality and data management capability, operators benefit from expanded access to aircraft parameters and more precise time stamping.

For GroundLink Data Link and GroundLink Broadband, which provide secure IP connectivity and the ability to send ACARS messages over IP while in-flight, operators have more SATCOM and IFC hardware interface options, including the ARINC ACARS system.

The new software also includes several security-related improvements to streamline the management of digital certificates and provide better event monitoring in support of corporate security programs, according to Teledyne.

The GroundLink Connectivity software is approved for use on the Boeing 737NG, 767, and 777 aircraft series; the Airbus A320, A330, and A380 families; and the Embraer ERJ 190.

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