Skycast Solutions launches portable IFE tablet with Alaska Airlines

Skycast Solutions has partnered with Microsoft to launch its Windows-based portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) tablet on most Alaska Airlines routes over 3.5 hours.

The tablet runs Windows embedded 8.1 Industry, with an Intel Atom processor offering one touch integration with Alaska’s onboard server, simultaneous multiple screen options and privacy and content protection settings. The tablet’s IFE content showcases early-window movies, TV, music, digital magazines and an XBOX Game Centre for a personalised IFE experience.

“We are thrilled to launch with Alaska Airlines,” said Bill Boyer, CEO of Skycast Solutions. “After almost a year in development, it’s been very rewarding to have a successful launch and greatcustomer feedback.”

“Our Windows in-flight entertainment tablet now flying on Alaska Airlines is the latest example of our passion for innovation in the airline space and we are pleased to partner with Skycast onthis programme,” said Greg Jones, director of hospitality and travel solutions at Microsoft. “We look forward to enhancing this product even further with Windows 10.”

The tablet is free for First Class cabins and available for rental to passengers flying economy.To date, over 7,000 tablets are now have been deployed onboard Alaska Airlines aircraft.

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