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WORLD FIRST: SkyCast launches tray table IFE

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Thales launches Android app for APEX; gets ready to party

Thales has launched a new Android app so that attendees of theforthcoming Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition in Seattle can keep track ofThales news and events at the show as well as access a map of the show floor, get directions andmore. The app is a clever way of reminding people that […]

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VIDEO: Angry Birds among Android apps coming to IFE

During the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Thales showcased its new ‘Avant’ Android-based in-flight entertainment system and award-winning touchscreen passenger unit;explained Avant’s seat-centric qualities and talked about its ease of maintenance. Angry Birds is just the tip of the iceberg….

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VIDEO: Fring video chat works over Southwest in-flight Wi-Fi

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AirAsia Captain explains benefits of real-time EFB

A little bit of bandwidth can go a long way in the cockpit, it seems. AirAsia is fitting each of its Airbus A320s with Flight Focus’ Class III electronic flight bag (EFB), which uses an Iridium satellite pipe to bring real-time applications and messaging to pilots (versus, say, the Ku pipe that Lufthansa will use […]

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Android app allows VIP aircraft passengers to control the cabin

File this in the “too cool for school” category. Flight Display Systems has successfully installed an Android software application for use with its “Select” cabin management system (Select CMS), which allows VIP aircraft passengers to control all cabin functions from their mobile phone or tablet computer. The graphic above shows an Archos 7 tablet running […]

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Touch Revolution reveals Android-based IFEC system

Go to minute 1:27 to see Touch Revolution‘s new Android-based, 10.1in in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system. Touch Revolution bills itself as one of the “world’s leaders” in capacitive touch.

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Thales sees iPad as competitor, will copy

For a company that has said it will base its TopSeries next-generation in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system on the Android operating platform, Thales chief engineer Ken Brady speaks in glowing terms about the Apple iPad, and admits the firm is looking at how it can springboard off of it. Interviewed for Steve Harvey’s always-interesting The […]

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VIDEO: Mentor demos IFE GUI on Android

Mentor Graphics has taken to YouTube to, among other things, showcase how it can create a funky IFE GUI using its so-called Inflexion UI on the Android operating system. Now where have I seen and heard about this before?

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Top five most important IFEC moments of 2010

It’s that time of the year again, when we celebrate the achievements of the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) industry over the last 12 months.Just as in 2008 and 2009, I’ve compiled my “top five most important IFEC moments” for 2010. Drum roll please….1)    Lufthansa re-launches in-flight high-speed Internet on overseas flights. The significance of […]

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