AIX 2012: Airvod and TriaGnoSys partner on SEATCENTRIC IFEC solutionMarch 30, 2012
Airvod Entertainment and TriaGnoSys have announced a partnership for wireless distribution of in-flight entertainment (IFE) content to seat-back screens and passengers’ mobile devices, as well as in-flight connectivity for live updates.
Airvod’s SEATCENTRIC solution provides each passenger with a self-contained entertainment and communications centre at each seat. TriaGnoSys’ AeroBTS+ will collaborate on aspects of the airborne network to enable the wireless distribution of content, and inflight connectivity that will be incorporated into the SEATCENTRIC system. This collaboration allows airlines to provide updates during flights.
“We are delighted to announce this partnership with TriaGnoSys,” said CEO of Airvod Entertainment, Terry Bonar. “TriaGnoSys offers Airvod a new dimension in terms of capability and progression of our operations in this area and we are very excited about exploring all avenues in this relationship.”
Bonar added, “Airvod continues to expand and this deal will ensure we can increase our investment in R&D and expand the company’s global reach.”
“By working together, TriaGnoSys and Airvod are making IFE simpler for airlines in two key ways. Uploading of content is much more efficient, which saves time. And there are considerable weight savings – wireless is the future. By eliminating cabling and complex networks we reduce the weight of a twin aisle aircraft by over 1 Tonne,” stated Axel Jahn, Managing Director of TriaGnoSys. “Passengers also benefit because they have the choice of using the seat-back screen or their own devices, as well as live content updates. And because we are using the latest Wi-Fi technology – 802.11n – performance is the same as a wired system.”