Press Release
Press Release



PlaneBill and TriaGnoSys sign for aeronautical billing system
PlaneBill and TriaGnoSys sign for aeronautical billing system
Wessling, Germany and Frascati, Italy - November 15, 2005


TriaGnoSys and PlaneBill signed a cooperation agreement for an integrated billing solution for aircraft passenger communications and IFE services.
The billing system provided by PlaneBill will be integrated with TriaGnoSys mobile platforms and marketed under a TriaGnoSys-PlaneBill partnership.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with PlaneBill,” said Dr. Axel Jahn, Managing Director of TriaGnoSys. “Our strong expertise in real time software for integrated onboard communications for GSM and Internet is complemented by PlaneBill integrated billing solution.” The billing system is targeting aeronautical applications but can be adapted to maritime or other mobile applications as well.

PlaneBill provides mainly two products, JetBill and GroundBill. JetBill is an integrated billing system for airlines providing billing of communication and other inflight services. GroundBill is the companion billing product for operators of telecom services on board aircrafts. With GroundBill the operator can calculate settlement towards airlines, airport telecom operators and other mobile network operators with roaming agreements. GroundBill focuses more on mobile telephony (GSM, CDMA and 3G) and mobile data services (GPRS, EDGE) as well as messaging (SMS, MMS).

The billing system will be integrated onboard and on ground in TriaGnoSys mobile network gateway platforms. The gateways are managing the seamless integration of several air interfaces (e.g., GSM and IP) with satellite transport networks.

Massimo De Sanctis, PlaneBill CEO stated: "TriaGnoSys and PlaneBill people have worked together successfully in the WirelessCabin project in the past, and they continue to build together a complete set of applications for the aeronautical InFlight sector. TriaGnoSys is a very successful company, and its capabilities have been already recognized by major aviation industry players".