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What it means to be an Unlocked Product

By Flightcell
Here at Flightcell we often preach that we have an ‘unlocked product’ and it is often referred to as being ‘vendor agnostic’, but what does that mean? Simply put; it means you can use our DZMx product platform with any tracking service provider, and you can purchase airtime from any service provider. However, it is much more than that.

The Future of Airborne Cellular Comms

By Flightcell
In the mid 1990’s we were the first to pair a cell phone to a helicopter intercom system. Fast forward 25 years, and the use of cellular technology in aviation and aerospace has become widespread. It’s now used by many first responders, government agencies, business aircraft and commercial airlines. And more recently it has become an essential technology for drones that operate beyond line of sight.

Transfer files to and from an aircraft with Dropbox

By Flightcell
How do you transfer large files from an aircraft to the ground and from the ground to an aircraft? Use Dropbox of course!

Flightcell DZMx Geofencing Capability

By Flightcell
If you are going to be flying for hours in a confined area you may wish to suspend aircraft tracking. There's no point sending GPS reports if they are not required, so there is a cost saving here. A good example of this is agriculture spraying.

You'll find DZM's on these Aircraft

By Flightcell
Flightcell DZM products have been in the marketplace since 2006. First there was the DZM1, followed by DZM2 and DZM3, and since 2013, the DZMx. There are well over 4,000 units in operation worldwide and the majority are on first responder and military aircraft.

How much does SATCOM cost for Aircraft?

By Flightcell
In this article we provide information on the different type of satellite equipment for aircraft, including their purchase price, operating costs, and the capabilities of each.

How DZMx Bluetooth Works

By Flightcell
The DZMx Bluetooth works like your car stereo Bluetooth. When you enter your vehicle, your phone connects automatically to the car stereo and streaming audio and voice calls are audible over the car stereo speakers.

DZMx WiFi Explained

By Flightcell
The Flightcell DZMx WiFi works the same as a home or office network router. You connect a smart device to it using default SSID “DZMx WiFi” and default password “Flightcell”. You can also connect WiFi capable equipment (e.g. medical monitor).

Manifest Detection

By Flightcell
This is a licensed DZMx feature that automatically detects assets on an aircraft, and if required, transmits manifest information to an operations centre.

The Legalities of Cellular Communications from the Air

By Flightcell International
We sometimes get asked about the legality of using cellular technology from aircraft, particularly in the United States. This article discusses the history, the current regulations and the practicalities associated with it.