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Ireland’s Airvod busts out with ‘Seatcentric’ in 5.8Ghz frequency

Irish in-flight entertainment system manufacturer Airvod busted onto the seat-centric and wireless IFE scene last week at APEX, where it unveiled its trademarked ‘Seatcentric’ solution for the first time, and announced Omni International as its launch customer. I sat down with company CEO Terence Bonar, who caught me up to speed on what Airvod is […]

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Industry expert Jon Norris tables IFEC forecast for 2011

What does 2011 hold for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)? That’s not the easiest question to answer. After all, technology is moving SO fast, and a host of new players are entering the field. I decided to put the query to industry expert Jonathan Norris, who holds the title of vice-president cabin design office at […]

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Panasonic mulls new line of retrofit-ready IFE

Panasonic Avionics is considering developing another generation of in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems to specifically meet the needs of the retrofit market, a senior industry source reveals. IFE systems that are designed for retrofit generally have a lower cost of development because they do not necessarily need to pass all the manufacturing processes and specification requirements […]

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AIRVOD’s new in-flight entertainment system

I spotted this patent application today. It was filed by Portland-based law firm ‘Alleman Hall McCoy Russel & Tuttle LLP’ on behalf of Irish in-flight entertainment specialist AIRVOD. The proposed in-flight entertainment system “includes a plurality if media players that are installed at fixed locations within an aircraft cabin”, says the abstract. “Individual media players […]

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Photo and Specs: e.Digital’s new touch-screen portable IFE

Portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider e.Digital has scored a customer for its new touch-screen eVU handheld. SriLankan Airlines, which operates a mixture of Airbus A320s, A330s and A340s, will deploy the systems on various routes. Here are the specs for the touch-screen eVU. That 20-hour battery life sure trumps the 10 hours offered on certain […]

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