Infocus is the new supplement series from Inflight, putting IFEC and passenger technology topics in the spotlight.
Produced 2–3 times per year, Infocus takes a detailed look at an evolving topic in the aviation technology spectrum that warrants additional focus and discussion. The supplements canvas opinion of industry leaders and profile organisations leading the way in the subject under review. In-depth editorial features explore the considerations airlines should take when deliberating future investments, and help suppliers to overcome challenges and identify new opportunities for efficiency or revenue gains.
The supplements are published and distributed alongside a bi-monthly issue of Inflight magazine, ensuring they reach a diverse global network of airline representatives, IFEC specialists and cabin technology professionals.
Infocus airports 2018
Infocus Airports 2018, coming up in the May/June issue of Inflight, will explore the emergence of smart lounges in airports around the world. Features will investigate technology and design elements which are elevating lounges from uninspiring waiting spaces to immersive environments which become an integral part of each passenger’s unique, personalised journey.
The upcoming supplement will profile leading organisations and individuals who are shaping the future of the lounge experience and discuss priorities for airlines and airports looking to invest in their offerings. How can suppliers support gains in efficiency, passenger experience and ancillary revenues?
Is your organisation looking to revolutionise the lounge experience? Can you support airlines and airports in monetising passenger waiting times? We want to hear from you.
- Biometrics– Biometrics are set to be gradually rolled-out across airports, with some airlines/alliances trialling their use for more than just security purposes. How could this extend to lounge access and personalised experiences?
- High tech amenities-Entertainment consoles, tablet rental, virtual/ augmented reality and holographic platforms are already being integrated into airport lounges. What will become the norm for amenity provision? Where should the balance lie between entertainment and information?
- Future lounge designs– Airport lounges are evolving to be more than just a physical waiting room. How should they prepare passengers for the flight and reflect the airline’s brand experience? This feature will discuss the use of materials and design concepts to achieve an optimal environment.
Infocus content 2017
Published in Inflight September/October 2017
The provision of in-flight entertainment has become one of the most expensive elements on an aircraft. With no cessation in the expanding variety of media available, or the broadening scope of passengers’ entertainment demands, appropriate selection and delivery of IFE content has never been so important for airlines around the globe.
The Infocus content supplement, published in the September/October 2017 issue of Inflight, looks at how and why airlines continue to invest in IFE, what their provision encompasses and the issues surrounding the curation, selection and storage of content. Features explore the steps airlines should take to achieve a viable return on their sizeable IFE investments.
- The role of a CSP – What is a content service provider? How are they working with airlines and content distributors? Are they more than just a middleman? We look in detail at the services delivered by traditional CSPs, and study the emergence of high-end boutique providers.
- Digital rights – Digital rights management… what is it, why is it important and what does it involve? Who is responsible for ensuring compliance? This feature provides the answers and highlights crucial differences between audio, film and television content.
- Audio technology – Alarm bells or the sweet sound of success? From music to podcasts, this feature analyses audio content available for passengers. Are airlines catering for diverse passenger preferences? How is it sourced and what are the complexities involved?
- Destination content – Perhaps surprisingly, the moving map is one of the most popular content streams on IFE systems worldwide. As destination content becomes more popular, how will airlines and passengers benefit? Which providers and third parties are involved?