Posted on: 04 December 2015 by Mark Howells
Bluebox Avionics’ in-flight entertainment (IFE) applications are now available for the Apple iPad Pro, allowing airlines to offer clients a premium portable IFE experience on a 12.9” retina display under 7mm deep and weighing little over 700 grams.
This year, cumulative Bluebox shipments for iPad-based IFE devices surpassed 18,000 units since the company’s initial launch in 2011.
David Brown, joint managing director of Bluebox Avionics, commented, “Coming towards the end of what has been a record breaking year for Bluebox Avionics, we are delighted to be able to expand the Bluebox portable portfolio to include the iPad Pro. We are already talking to a number of airlines about the potential for deployment in premium cabins.
“We’ve had a great year rolling out new client deployments on our portable products,” Brown continued. “These have been used for a variety of purposes such as an alternative to seatback IFE, service recovery, enhancing the business class IFE experience, improving other vendors’ streaming implementations with the provision of Early Window Content, and also ancillary revenue generation. Our own wireless streaming solution, Bluebox wiFE, has generated considerable interest and starts commercial flights in January. We’ve also got a new portable product in the works that we believe will make for a very busy 2016.”
Bluebox Ai, and its wireless-connected relative Bluebox Hybrid, are already widely deployed on all versions of 9.7” iPads and 7.9” iPad minis.