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Bill Boyer is back with superlight embedded IFE system

Bill Boyer, the former Alaska Airlines baggage handler who invented the digEplayer portable in-flight entertainment system and later sold his company to Wencor (which renamed it digEcor), is returning to the world of IFE with an embedded solution that he claims will weigh just under 1 lb at the seat. Under one blessed pound?!? That’s […]

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Panasonic Avionics: Here’s the skinny

Airlines all over this increasingly toasty planet are getting in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems line-fitted to their new aircraft. But the retrofit market is also very hot right now, as evidenced by the growing number of carriers opting for new retrofit-ready seat-centric solutions. On last count we’ve learned of seat-centric embedded offerings from The IMS Company, […]

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VIDEO: digEcor jumps into seat-centric IFE

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First look: Gulf Air offers ‘embedded portables’ on 737

Seat-centric IFE. Wireless IFE. Seat-centric IFE with wireless IFE applications. Portable IFE. Server-centric IFE. We’re seeing it all at this week’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. But here is a new one – digEcor’s embedded portable (I know you’re thinking oxymoron but bear with me). Above is an admittedly grainy snap of an install of […]

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Do passengers prefer portable IFE over embedded?

According to digEcor, they do. But digEcor is a portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider RWG, you cry. Fair enough, but the survey is still most certainly worth a read, as it takes a good look at what passengers actually want to watch. Also be sure to read digEcor’s take on the survey in its “key […]

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Rumour, news and stuff (March 15)

I’m heading to Washington DC today to attend the Satellite 2010 expo, and to moderate a panel on in-flight voice and data connectivity tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to the session as we’ve got a great line-up of speakers.However, before I put the pedal to the metal and high-tail it out of Lancaster, PA, I […]

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Portable IFE meets charitable causes

Portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) specialist digEcor believes handhelds still have a long shelf life despite the proliferation of personal electronic devices (PEDs) among passengers. To wit, the firm is working with Chinese partner Lefeel Media Technology to bring to market new 7in and 10in portables, the L7 and L10 respectively, which are thin, sleek and […]

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Has the peace train come to the portable IFE sector?

Portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) maker digEcor last week received the equivalent of a tongue lashing from a Utah district court. The court dismissed with prejudice (i.e. permanently) all of digEcor’s remaining claims against competitor – and former partner – e.Digital, and ordered that digEcor recover no damages or injunctive relief. But it also took some digEcor executives […]

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Can airlines get high dollar from low-stakes gaming?

  Airlines have toyed with the idea of offering in-flight gambling for years. But regulatory and technological barriers coupled with financial risks have kept the vast majority of scheduled carriers out of the game. Even the most aggressive pursuers of ancillary revenue, like Ryanair – which intends to eventually harness OnAir’s mobile connectivity service to […]

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Can you dig it?

A new digEplayer – dubbed the digEplayer XLP for “extra long play” – has hit the market. Manufacturer digEcor says the digEplayer XLP offers six more hours of battery life than the current digEplayer XT model. It also boasts an LED backlit screen. This compares to the 10-hour battery life of the digEplayer XT (although […]

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