Posted on: 01 September 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Lumexis Corporation has announced that its Fiber-To-The-Screen (FTTS) in-flight entertainment (IFE) system is now available as a line-fit option on the Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) and 737 MAX families of aircraft.
According to Lumexis president and chief operating officer Lou Sharkey, “This will make Lumexis the first new IFE company to be approved by Boeing in many years. We are immeasurably pleased and appreciative of this recognition.”FTTS eliminates all equipment boxes between the server and the seat-back IFE screens.With fewer parts, FTTS is lighter than other embedded IFE systems while providing higher system reliability and lower maintenance costs.Sharkey added, “After five years of numerous retrofit installations on both wide-body and narrow-body airframes, the Lumexis team is so proud to have achieved linefit offerable status on Boeing’s highest production 737 models.”In June 2015, Dubai-based airline flydubai announced it will continue to use the FTTS IFE system for its follow-on order of 11 NG Boeing 737-800 aircraft on order for 2016 and 2017."flydubai continues to invest in the latest technology to ensure that our passengers are getting the best onboard experience," said Daniel Kerrison, flydubai’s vice president of inflight products.
The airline became Lumexis’s launch customer in 2010, providing passengers with over 1,300 hours of television shows, audio, games and movie titles in Arabic, English, Hindi and Russian.