Posted on: 13 May 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Lumexis has announced that its Fiber-To-The-Screen (FTTS) in-flight entertainment (IFE) system is now ready for linefit on Boeing 737 NG and 737 MAX aircraft.
FTTS dramatically cuts the weight of IFE systems, up to 60% compared to legacy in-seat systems claims Lumexis, and optical fibres are able to deliver ultra-high bandwidth and are immune to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference.
“The Lumexis team is delighted with the significant achievement of having gained Boeing’s confidence in our company’s leading edge FTTS system and team,” said Doug Cline, Lumexis Corporation CEO. “We are most appreciative of their supportive and collaborative offerability team, and we look forward to seeing the first FTTS system installed on the 737 production line in the very near future.”
“Lumexis has worked closely with Boeing through their Technical Services Agreement (TSA) process to develop and apply the FTTS technology on Boeing 737 platforms,” said Jon Norris, Lumexis vice president sales. “This is an offering which can be selected immediately by Boeing’s worldwide airline customers.”