AIX2011: Thales reveals next generation TopSeries system

Thales has unveiled the complete architecture of its new TopSeries system, claiming advancements will push the boundaries of previous IFEC systems.Called TopSeries AVANT, the next generation system combines the strengths of earlier products with advanced technologies such as high definition video, solid state hard drives, and faster processors.The new system is a seat-centric solution that underscores the importance of refining the passenger’s environment making it more functional, comfortable and appealing to the eye. Thales stated that an undisclosed airline selected the TopSeries AVANT system for installation on its future A350 aircraft.Thales is working to have the TopSeries AVANT available on all other Airbus platforms which embraces the Android operating system.“We are in high gear now with our new generation system. The market will see Thales manoeuvre into new market segments and deliver new innovation for the latest aircraft types,” commented Alan Pellegrini, Managing Director for Thales in-flight entertainment activities.

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