Exclusive: New “Simple” wireless IFE solution revealed

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Despite great efforts to push my body to the limit at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (#AIX11) in Hamburg, including engaging in some dancing queen moments on my final day (I trust that videotape will be burned), I’ve returned largely intact.

This is due to the fact that I was able to nab some sleep on Air France’s new Affairs seat on the Paris-Newark leg (you regular blog readers know how hard it is for me to sleep on a plane…even with the aid of legal drugs and alcohol, ahem).

While at #AIX11 I accumulated a boatload – and I mean a boatload – of news, which will be rolled out on the blog and the Flightglobal IFEC/interiors channel in the coming days and weeks (I’m attending the MRO show in Miami next week so I’m sure there will be even more IFEC/interiors joy to report from there). Wet your whistle with a look at our fantabulous #AIX11 show dailies here first though.

But do check out this little gem – an exclusive look at how Siemens/Altran intend to bring wireless IFE to an aircraft near you. The slides below will show you the way. On an aside, I tried Panasonic Avionics’ already-developed wireless IFE at #AIX11 and it worked like a charm.


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4 Responses to Exclusive: New “Simple” wireless IFE solution revealed

  1. Pete April 11, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    The “simple” wireless IFE concept completes glosses over the fact that it’s nearly impossible to open a laptop comfortably in an Economy seat when there’s only 32″-33″ of seat pitch to work with. So only tablet owners can approach the full experience? As it is, even seat-back screens are challengingly close when the person in front decides to recline and you have the screen less than a foot from your eyeballs.

  2. Clarence April 12, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    Or you could hand out tablets to passengers as an option

  3. Clarence April 27, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    Mary – would you be able to share the full slide preso? (email or post online?)

  4. Mary Kirby April 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    I can’t share the full presentation. But I can forward you all the contact info. Email me at mary.kirby@flightglobal.com if interested.