Posted on: 23 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Thales has announced a partnership with Zinio to deliver the latter’s Android in-flight application for digital magazines via the Thales app portal.
This will allows passengers access to over 6,000 titles in 33 languages; the world’s largest digital newsstand of leading international magazine content. The app allows passengers to experience Zinio’s range of digital magazine features including interactive tables of content and options of simplified reading for long-form features.
"Zinio is excited to make available our popular digital publications through Thales's leading IFE solutions," said Joan Solà, Zinio EVP chief global markets. "Air travel and magazines have a long-standing relationship and Zinio's service will serve to evolve the experience, while also eliminating the logistical costs of supporting print."
"Our portfolio of open architecture IFE systems are strengthened when companies such as Zinio enable enhanced content distribution," said Dominique Giannoni, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience.
Zinio is also developing an HTML5 in-flight app for Thales wireless capabilities to deliver to passengers own devices. It is expected to go live this summer.