SOURCE: Voyant International Corporation

July 09, 2008 08:30 ET

Voyant Successfully Completes First Flight Test of Aviation Broadband Technology

Test Represents an Important Step Toward Commercializing True In-Flight Broadband Service for Air Travelers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and MELBOURNE, FL--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Voyant International Corporation (OTCBB: VOYT), a diversified media and technology holding company dedicated to improving the quality of the digital world for businesses and consumers, announced today that it has successfully completed the first of a series of flight tests in the development of its aviation broadband service. With this service, Voyant intends to offer commercial airplane passengers a true in-flight broadband experience, with significantly higher bandwidth than competing narrowband services. While giving airlines new ways to enhance customer satisfaction, the service will also provide new revenue opportunities to the air carriers.

The in-flight tests verified the successful transmission of packet data and streaming video over a high-frequency link from an airplane to a fixed location on the ground in a real-world, air-to-ground, long-distance environment. The test results will be used by engineers to continue evolving the design of the Voyant aviation broadband solution. Voyant intends to install its service on commercial airplanes in order to provide broadband connectivity at data rates as high as 10 to 35 Mbps to each airplane.

"There are no substitutes for actual flight tests," observed Ed Gerhardt, Voyant's general manager of wireless systems. "This first airborne test validates much of our design and consequently represents a significant milestone in the development of our aviation broadband solution. We are quite pleased with the outcome of these tests."

"Airlines are telling us that the narrowband links being contemplated or trialed on airplanes today are insufficient to truly meet their passengers' needs going forward," added Steffen Koehler, chief marketing officer for Voyant. "Market research suggests that passengers will demand a broadband experience comparable to what they experience in their offices and homes. Anything less will lead to customer disappointment.

"Voyant's Aviation Broadband aims to deliver a high-performance broadband solution to commercial air travelers," Koehler continued. "Our world is fast becoming a global culture. Because so many people spend large amounts of precious time in flight, many valuable hours are wasted every day that could be spent in a more entertaining or productive fashion. Air travelers today are isolated from the happenings of the world for the period of time they are in flight. With a true aviation broadband service, they can instead forward a business proposal, edit a presentation or legal contract, trade in the financial markets, send a photo to a friend or family member, or simply watch video-on-demand."

The aviation broadband industry is expected to reach $936 million by 2012, according to a recent industry report from MultiMedia Intelligence. "As soon as air travelers can replicate the quality of service they experience in their homes and workplaces," declared Koehler, "this market is likely to accelerate. Voyant has recently launched a website for its Aviation Broadband business, which can be found at

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