Posted on: 24 May 2018 by Alexander Preston
Axinom has become the latest partner in Taqnia Space’s UON service – Taqnia’s new satellite-based in-flight entertainment and connectivity service, which will be launched by Saudia in the second quarter of this year.
As part of the collaborative effort which also includes satellite operator Eutelsat, aero design and engineering firm Jamco, satellite technology provider Idirect, and connected aircraft solutions provider Sitaonair, Axinom will provide the component for Live TV streaming to passengers’ personal devices.
Axinom’ solution allows airline customers to significantly cut their operating costs by determining the bandwidth of each channel and by controlling their streaming quality. The solution monitors passengers’ activity and adjusts the streams’ quality to actual usage on-board, while assuring that even common variations in satellite connectivity will not impact passenger satisfaction.
“It is fantastic to see that Axinom’s recently introduced solution for Live TV to Aircraft is already powering the new service for Taqnia Space. We have developed the software and smart traffic management technology needed to optimise satellite bandwidth consumption for live streaming to passenger devices,” said Ralph Wagner, CEO, Axinom.
“Taqnia Space’s new UON service aims to revolutionize the way we picture passenger entertainment and connectivity on-board, and its rollout to the market certainly depends on working with a confident and experienced partner, which we saw in Axinom. Relying on their deep industry expertise and a track record of delivering IFEC solutions, we successfully included Live TV streaming options to the new UON solution”, said Abdullah Alosaimi, CEO, Taqnia Space.