Since the year 2000 SatAuth has been our passionate endeavour to provide the most cost effective solution to real-time acquisition of debit and credit card transactions, primarily in the aviation industry, as well as areas that have unreliable or no telecommunications infrastructure.
The need for a communications solution, in an environment that traditionally did not have a viable and/or cost effective linkage to the banks, grew more urgent with the increase in transaction volumes in the new millennium. In-flight bad debts of 3% to 4% per annum (plus recovery costs) cost the industry millions of US $ per annum.
By combining our skills in ICT and banking we have created a viable solution to meet this challenge.
SatAuth creates a communications bridge for real-time in-flight transactions, turning a potential outright loss into a profitable sale, and increasing the ability to sell high value items previously avoided.
The tragic loss of life related to the missing Malaysia Air Flight 370 in March 2014, motivated us to engage our built in location services, for accurate aircraft tracking. We extended the functionality of the SatAuth server to meet the ICAO recommendations to independently track all aircraft every 15 minutes, in four dimensions – otherwise known as the ICAO 4D15 requirements. And thus, the generic SatAuth server was born, with functionality to prioritise secure, independent aircraft tracking to the minimum ICAO 4D/15 requirements, whilst still providing a secure, real-time transaction interface for additional commercial income streams such as Duty Free sales.
The design of the generic platform solution and the custom designed installation tool, simplifies and fast tracks the implementation and installation.
The stringent testing and compliance processes required by the aviation industry standards have been completed. We have the aviation standard Supplement Technical Certificate (STC) for the first aircraft series from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which certifies the installation and use of our equipment within the cabin of the aircraft.
The ®™ solution for real-time aircraft tracking and real-time in-flight banking are now available to be customised to your specific interface needs.
- View the Update on GADSS-Related Global Aircraft Tracking Initiatives document here.
- View the Normal Aircraft Tracking Implementation Initiative (NATII) report here.
View images of our SatAuth installation on SAA’s cabin trainer.