U.S. Senate Candidate Mel Martinez Visits SkyWay Communications During Homeland Security Week
SkyWay Communications Holding Corp., Clearwater
Steve Klein, 925/209-9849 http://www.skywayaircraftsecurity.com
U.S. Senate Republican candidate Mel Martinez visited SkyWay Communications Holding Corp., (OTCBB:SWYC) Aug. 11 as part of national Homeland Security Week. Skyway is developing a unique air-to-ground in-flight aircraft communications network that will facilitate homeland security and sustain aircraft-related services including anti-terrorism support, real time in-flight surveillance and monitoring, in-flight entertainment and airport security services.
National Public Radio's senior Washington editor, Ron Elving, recently called Martinez "probably the leading candidate" on the Republican side of the Aug. 31 primary. Martinez is the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Bush administration and is campaigning for the seat of U.S. Senator Bob Graham, who is retiring.
Martinez called SkyWay's Homeland Security technology applications "awesome" and said that he anticipates supporting the company's continued development of leading edge anti-terrorism technology. "I look forward to working with SkyWay in the future," he said.
SkyWay most recently unveiled the company's new integrated airport security solutions at the 35th Annual Florida Airports Council Conference Exhibition held in Panama City, Fl. "The integrated airport security system and in-flight security capabilities we are developing will put SkyWay at the forefront of anti-terrorist technology," said Brent C. Kovar, SkyWay's President. "SkyWay's continuing efforts to improve the security of the nation's aviation system, demonstrates our capacity to become the industry's first to provide a total solution for security services on the ground and in the air.
Kovar founded SkyWay in 2000 to develop commercial applications for his patented high-speed wireless data transmission technology. SkyWay intends to offer In-flight Broadband Communications (IBC) and related services to commercial and private aircraft carriers as well as government agencies via their wireless air to ground tower network. Skyway is currently upgrading their wireless network locations which includes more than 130 strategically located transmission towers that will provide complete coverage of the United States, Mexico and southern Canada.
About SkyWay Communications Holding Corporation
SkyWay Communications Holding Corp. is a Clearwater, Fla. based company that is developing a unique ground to air in-flight aircraft communication network that it anticipates will facilitate homeland security and in-flight entertainment through its wholly owned subsidiary SkyWay Aircraft, Inc. SkyWay Aircraft is focused on bringing to the market a network supporting aircraft-related service including anti-terrorism support, real time in-flight surveillance and monitoring, WIFI access to the Internet, telephone service and enhanced entertainment service for commercial and private aircraft throughout the United States. Based on the final upgrading of a previous airborne telephone and communications network, SkyWay Aircraft intends to provide broadband connectivity between the ground and in-flight aircraft throughout the United States using technology that provides a broadband high-speed data transmission. SkyWay Aircraft intends to be the communications solution for commercial and private aircraft owners wanting real time access to on-board security systems, aircraft health and welfare monitoring, avionics operations and for passengers wanting real time high-speed access to the Internet. The network will enable applications that can personalize the in-flight entertainment experience, provide real time access to flight management avionics with long-term data storage and also support for ground monitoring of in-flight surveillance systems that are being designed with the goal of enhancing current airline security standards.
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