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VIDEO: ‘iPad as IFE’ challenges revealed

IMS provides portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) to airlines around the world. The company is bringing to market a portable player based on Apple’s highly popular iPad tablet, but challenges exist. IMS’ Harry Gray discusses those challenges here. 

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PHOTOS: FlyDubai 737 gets gussied up with Lumexis IFE

By now, most of you are aware that Lumexis has completed installation of its lightweight fiber optics-based in-flight entertainment system (IFE) – integrated with Recaro seats – on the first of many FlyDubai Boeing 737s. But the story of how the retrofit was accomplished is fascinating, and worth highlighting. Because the Lumexis system is not […]

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In his own words…

It’s Friday and I’d love nothing better right now than to make some final preparations for the NBAA show and spend some time with my daughter. The very last thing I want to do is write a blog post about how OnAir CEO Ian Dawkins is back-pedaling on comments made to me at the recent […]

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APEX opens its eyes and arms to ORBIS

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) – formerly known as the WAEA – recently announced that its 31st annual conference and exhibition in Long Beach drew record attendance. More than 2,300 representatives of the world’s top airlines and companies delivering in-flight entertainment, communications, connectivity, seats, cabin interiors and publishing attended the event, providing a treasure […]

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In-flight mobile connectivity is not crazy

Dear readers, I know what you must be wondering. Has Mary dropped off the planet earth or answered the siren call of a straight jacket and a padded room? Where are the latest blog posts? Let me put your minds at ease. I have been traveling like a maniac lately. The upside to this is […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Fun in the sun at APEX 2010

The Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) conference and exhibition (formerly known as the WAEA conference and expo) is long over. Can you believe it has been nearly two weeks since Long Beach? But that doesn’t mean there isn’t more news to report from the event. Keep an eye on this space in the coming weeks, […]

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Android forms basis of Thales IFEC

Last week Thales took home the Avion Award for Best Achievement in Technology and for good reason – the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) manufacturer is doing some serious innovating inside the aircraft cabin. For example, the company plans to be the first in the world to bring Android to IFEC. Specifically, Thales will launch […]

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Serious business deserves to be taken seriously

I arrived home on Thursday night, after spending five days covering the co-located Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas (AIX) exhibitions in Long Beach, California. My cat – justifiably angry that I was away for so long – peed all over my laundry, but thankfully she spared the furniture (forgoing her […]

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IFEC industry embraces Android

Innovation Analysis Group’s (IAG) Addison Schonland asked Jon Ostrower and me to break down the most important news from the #APEX in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) show in Long Beach. One word – Android. Here is our wrap of the show. Be sure to check out IAG’s YouTube channel, which features interviews with Panasonic and […]

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Size doesn’t matter, but the winner takes it (nearly) all

This evening I had great honour of emceeing the first annual Passenger Choice Awards, which was hosted by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), the group formerly known as the WAEA. One of my favorite moments of the night occurred when in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) guru, APEX chief (and Emirates VP) grabbed a crate […]

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