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Passenger Experience Conference, Monday April 13, 2015 Hamburg, Germany

Passenger Experience Conference, Monday April 13, 2015 Hamburg, Germany

The Monday starter to AIX in Hamburg this year, as in the past, is called The Passenger Experience Conference and hosts an industry Networking Party in the evening following the seminars. Both will be held at the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg located near the SAS Radisson Hotel. We should mention that the CCH-Congress Center is a different... [Read more]

Thompson Rolls Out Secure Aircraft Data Solution

Thompson Rolls Out Secure Aircraft Data Solution

Editor’s Note: This Hot Topic is a head swimmer and we really recommend downloading the mentioned links in the article and studying them while reading. If the concept of the Internet and aviation makes you nervous, you aren’t alone. More specifically, connectivity of any kind and airplanes are an issue that will keep tongues wagging... [Read more]

IFExpress Exclusive: DivX Is Back!

IFExpress Exclusive: DivX Is Back!

Okay, they never really left. With the new DivX IFE solution, Omniview, they are about to enter the IFE industry again, offering a streaming video entertainment product. If you remember back in 2003, the DivX hardware/software solution found it’s home on the digEcor line of handheld inflight video players. On February 5, 2015 DivX announced... [Read more]

PED Pouch, and other stories…

PED Pouch, and other stories…

This may be one of the first places you read about a new-patented PED Pouch - that’s Personal Electronic Device Pouch. While it is just a seatback, portable entertainment device holder, it represents where a lot of future IFE will be coming from – you! Interested? Read about the particulars here. We asked Global’s Todd Hamblin,... [Read more]

Connectivity, SkyMall, IFE Expectations, Alaska Air and Other Residue!

Connectivity, SkyMall, IFE Expectations, Alaska Air and Other Residue!

Our “cover shot” this week is the newest Inmarsat “bird” designed for their new high speed global broadband network. Called Global Xpress (GX), the seamless product, when finalized, will be worldwide. The Global Xpress constellation will be made up of three satellites. The first GX satellite, Inmarsat-5 F1, is now in service over... [Read more]

This Week’s News Mix

This Week’s News Mix

The big news this week is from Gogo: The company announced today that it has received regulatory approval from the FCC to operate its next generation in-flight connectivity technology – 2Ku. The FCC approval clears a major hurdle in the path to launching the new service. The approval is a blanket approval from the FCC for Gogo to operate... [Read more]

“Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity” – by Rory Briski

“Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity” – by Rory Briski

We don’t know of an introductory book on IFEC on the market today, certainly not one that is as current as the one we just reviewed, that is, until we got a copy of the latest from an IFEC long-timer, Rory Briski. It features both the systems and the overall technology driving our market, so when we read Rory’s new book, “In-Flight... [Read more]

2015 and Beyond!

2015 and Beyond!

Happy New Year to our readers and thank you for another year of IFE change and growth. We are always excited to write up our predictions, in fact, we have been researching for a couple of weeks now to bring you the latest in prediction news. Based on technology change, we are in for a ride this year, and beyond. Everything from drones to... [Read more]