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Funky Portland!

Funky Portland!

— NEWS FLASH — IFExpress has just learned that Lumexis FTTS Fiber Optic IFE System is now selectable for line-fit on Boeing Next-Generation B737 and B737 MAX Aircraft. Check out the news release. We will have more of the story next week! Editor, IFExpress Need we say it, Portland is quite a different place! One which, you and your family,... [Read more]

News Around the Net: Gogo and More!

News Around the Net: Gogo and More!

First, from Gogo. Here is the attached note that came with the news release – “I wanted to send you some exciting news this morning that I thought you might be interested in. We cleared a major regulatory hurdle to get our next generation satellite technology flying.  This technology will bring more than 20x the bandwidth of our... [Read more]

Portland Preview and News Around the Net!

Portland Preview and News Around the Net!

First up this week we have a Portland Preview of what to see at APEX EXPO in Oregon September 28 – October 1, from the folks at IFPL: The 2015 EXPO will see IFEC industry innovator IFPL bring its new Dual-pin MagSignal magnetic Audio Jack, a new USB 3.0 and USB C plug and its highly reliable Reversible USB A data and power port, strengthening... [Read more]

Panasonic Delivers First Class Airline Entertainment Content Support

Panasonic Delivers First Class Airline Entertainment Content Support

The process of obtaining, building and testing IFE content has always been a mystery to us so during a recent visit to Panasonic’s Lake Forest, CA facility we decided to ask about the process. Of interest was content handling security and aircraft system testing, and since both subjects fall into the realm of Panasonic’s Julie Lichty,... [Read more]

Call Home with Satcom Direct… Onboard and on Your Existing Phone!

Call Home with Satcom Direct… Onboard and on Your Existing Phone!

Carrying on with satcom telephony we have a bit more background data on another connectivity solution for travelers that features the use of a flier’s existing phone number for inflight telephony. This past week we got in a news release from Satcom Direct with the following headline: “Powered by the Satcom Direct Router (SDRTM), GlobalVT... [Read more]

An App Solution to Bizjet Communication

An App Solution to Bizjet Communication

Last week, IFExpress got a very interesting letter from Mr. Jo Kremsreiter, President of AirSatOne concerning a new communication/connectivity development (service) that he is rolling out for Business Jets, and it rides on Inmarsat’s L-Band, SwiftBroadband. In a nutshell, the voice calling feature that he is debuting, relies on a cellphone... [Read more]

A Different News View

A Different News View

This week, entertainment and connectivity news looked like a shotgun blast of scattered stories, and we had a hard time picking a lead story! So instead of picking one to feature as our Hot Topic we thought it might be better, or at least different, to grasp the whole mess laid out by subject area. You choose what to read! Meetings APEX The... [Read more]

Panasonic and the Evolution of Airline/Vendor Relationships towards a “Business FOR Business” model

Panasonic and the Evolution of Airline/Vendor Relationships towards a “Business FOR Business” model

“As Peter Drucker said, well before the advent of the information age, the sole purpose of a business is to create a customer. It’s clear that brand building will only go so far.” Harvard Business Review – Marketing If you have been asleep since 2007 or not directly involved in the marketing of a product in that time period, you... [Read more]