Posted on: 06 February 2014 by Mark Howells
Bluebox Avionics has won the prestigious Inflight magazine Regional IFEC award for “Best Handheld IFE system”.
The announcement was made at the first awards ceremony held in Dubai during the Aircraft Interiors Middle East event and recognised the in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider’s content delivery solution for iPad, Bluebox Ai.
Bluebox spokesperson Kevin Birchmore, who collected the award at the Dubai World Trade Centre, said: “We are very proud of Bluebox Ai and it is fantastic that our industry recognises it as the class-leading handheld IFE platform we know it to be.”
The secure IFE application Bluebox Ai is optimised for iPad and its ultra-lightweight iterations iPad Air and iPad mini. Ai is approved to securely host early window content on these platforms by all six of the major Hollywood studios, enabling airline customers to offer new movies before retail release just as they would on an embedded system.
With over 10,000 units in service, Bluebox Ai also hosts new touchscreen and motion sensitive games, and its eReader supports a range of digital newspapers, magazines, books and brochures, weightlessly.