What do you get when you combine wireless IFE with iPads?

The answer, according to Innotech Aviation, is the SkyPad. See the firm’s vague statement below. Some folks simply can’t wait to break their news until #AIX11, humph :-)

Montreal, QC – March 29, 2011 – Innotech Aviation has awarded California-based tech startup, Esoteric, an order for 35 ship sets of its SkyPad wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system for the Bombardier and Cessna business jet platforms.

SkyPad is the industry’s first certified wireless IFE system integrated with Apple iPads and Ku Band Internet. Not only was it designed from scratch using the latest digital technology, but it is a complete re-interpretation of the IFE concept. “We wanted to create a whole new experience in the air, one based on the same level of luxury and convenience our customers are used to on the ground,” says Esoteric founder Alexander Dean, “Our goal from the onset was to make life simple – for the end user and the OEM.”

SkyPad combines state-of-the-art audio/video compression and distribution technology with cloud computing, and provides a complete solution for content loading, management and playback. Esoteric employs a sophisticated, yet simple approach to wireless technology. Hence, the entire system can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of traditional wired systems. “The SkyPad system provides an easy to use and light weight platform to manage our customers’ aircraft cabin entertainment,” says Innotech Aviation CEO Kirk Rowe. “We have currently installed SkyPad using the Apple iPad tablets as system controllers seamlessly integrated with our Innotech I-Ku Broadband system.” The SkyPad system can be installed as a standalone media system on any aircraft or integrated with any current high speed satellite system and wireless router.

With CDs and DVDs heading toward inevitable obsolescence, the Innotech-Esoteric offering is a timely, elegant solution that not only eliminates the need to carry physical media, but it is completely future-proof. The entire system is ready for cloud-based content delivery via Ku and eventually Ka band Internet.


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2 Responses to What do you get when you combine wireless IFE with iPads?

  1. Jeff April 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    If this thing is already certified and flying, there may be a very good reason they are vague. Everyone and their dog is claiming to have an integrated iPad solution.

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