Posted on: 14 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
digEcor has launched the latest generation of its digEplayer NV portable audio video on-demand (AVOD) in-flight entertainment (IFE) system at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.
Available in 8, 10 and 12” versions, digEcor says the solution has the look and feel of a consumer tablet. Running with either an Android or Linux operating system, it can support motion/gesture games and allows for easy integration of apps, including fully customisable Graphical User Interfaces to generate ancillary revenues and branding opportunities.
digEcor’s NV system is also approved for early window content from all major studios. Content can be updated via a content update rack using Gigabit Ethernet or swapping optional SD cards.
Smart status battery charging and batteries offering either 12hr or 18 hour life are available for digEplayer NV. As with previous systems, the battery is changeable, meaning airlines don’t have to take a player out of service to charge it.
Other features of the new digEplayer NV include an integrated stand mounted directly to a metal chassis, reinforced dual headphone jacks, up to 1TB of SSD storage and USB power.
The device also supports Bluetooth and in-flight Wi-Fi.
“We have over 10 years designing, manufacturing and operating tens of thousands of portable media players in an airline environment and we’ve studied the failure modes and airline hurt points and designed them out of the NV series,” said digEcor CEO, David Withers. “We are very proud of our fifth generation digEplayer.”
“We are committed to ongoing innovation in this space and are pleased to offer such wide-ranging enhancements for the digEplayer NV. The players are guaranteed to delight passengers with ease-of-use and entertaining content and delight airlines with practical and affordable factors,” concluded Withers.