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Embedded in-flight entertainment is not dead yet

Do you envisage a day when every passenger on board an aircraft will be able to access wireless in-flight entertainment? A day when you and your fellow travelers won’t need in-seat monitors to watch a wide variety of early release movies because they are being streamed to your fully powered tablets instead? Yeah, me too. […]

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Lufthansa talks Internet for A380 and IFE in the cloud

Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 (like all A380s, frankly) is a stunning sight to behold. But while the carrier is offering its usual high-end Panasonic in-flight entertainment (IFE) in all three classes (naturally), it has not yet retrofitted the birds with its FlyNet in-flight high-speed Internet system. The FlyNet system, driven by Panasonic’s eXConnect, is not linefit […]

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Say what? Panasonic, ViaSat address Row 44′s claim

Last week Row 44 announced it has received approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate over the Atlantic, and laid claim to the distinction of being “the only provider allowed to operate and charge for in-flight broadband connectivity on transatlantic flights”. If I may borrow a catchphrase from the late Gary Coleman’s […]

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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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VIDEO: Lufthansa features Runway Girl in Cloudstream

Always on the cutting edge of technology and social media Lufthansa has launched an innovative new service called CloudStream, which allows travelers to create a digital carry-on of web content in advance of their trip (or during their trip if in-flight Wi-Fi is available). Check out the video below, and then head on over to […]

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Row 44 takes Panasonic to task over FCC application

Panasonic Avionics’ application for US FCC authority to operate an aeronautical mobile satellite service earth station network in the Ku-band has made in-flight connectivity rival Row 44 rather hot under the collar. In what will surely give the industry a case of déjà vu (remember ViaSat’s long-running objection to Row 44′s application?), Row 44 is […]

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VIDEO: Panasonic and Lufthansa execs discuss FlyNet

IAG’s Addison Schonland has posted his interviews of Panasonic Avionics CEO Paul Margis and Lufthansa vice president product management and innovations Christian Körfgen on board the Airbus A330 that served as the platform for Lufthansa to re-launch in-flight high-speed Internet service on Tuesday. Check them out! 

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VIDEO: Lufthansa re-launches in-flight Internet!!

…..and I just used the service – called FlyNet – to upload this video in-flight!! Sweeeeeeet!

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