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Japan Airlines’ passengers to view content on own devices using Gogo Ku-band service

February 18, 2014

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In-flight connectivity has come one step closer for passengers in Japan as additional details of the new JAL Sky Next product have been announced. The Sky Next update is a full retrofit of JALs domestic service offering covering new seats and the installation of a new in-flight entertainment and connectivity solution powered by Gogo. The […]

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Software firm Enveesoft brings innovative plans to IFE mobile solutions space

November 27, 2013

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Enveesoft has ambitions of becoming the “DTI of China” and is using its international experience and Chinese roots to tap into and understand the Chinese market. Speaking to the APEX Editor’s Blog at APEX’s recent educational event in Shanghai, China, Darrel Chua, president and co-founder of Enveesoft, boasts that it is “the first and only” […]

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Airline brands as “coats of armour”: Branding and movie trailers from the folks who brought you “Thor” and “The X-Men”

November 6, 2013

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Following a lavish networking lunch at Le Royal Meridian’s Le Bistrot Buffet, attendees at the APEX Asia Educational Event in Shanghai, China, had little time for power naps or walks in nearby People’s Park, but what was next up on the agenda was something much more fun: Hollywood movie trailers! Featuring dozens of trailers with […]

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Global Eagle acquires IFE Services; plans to combine content service units in 2014

October 21, 2013

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Making good on its stated promise to further consolidate the inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) industry, and work towards creating an “entertainment in motion powerhouse”, Global Eagle Entertainment has bought the UK-based parent of IFE Services – Travel Entertainment Group Equity – for $36 million in cash. The acquisition of Travel Entertainment Group Equity from […]

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One-on-one with Virgin America’s manager of IFE and partnerships, Alfy Veretto

October 16, 2013

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In an interview with APEX Media, Virgin America’s manager of IFE and partnerships Alfy Veretto talks about how the carrier is focused on creating something different and better for the flyer; the importance of early window movies to IFE; and how APEX members have played a pivotal role in his own career development. Please tell […]

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Airline abandonment of embedded IFE unlikely in near term due to “roadblock”: Boeing

October 3, 2013

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Abandoning embedded IFE as a cost-savings strategy is unlikely any time soon, for at least one very good reason that Boeing characterises as a vexing roadblock: the passenger reading light and flight attendant call button. Although 50 years ago, the buttons for these switches were simple additions to the aircraft interior, today if you want […]

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IFE Services to expand offering beyond television and movies

September 30, 2013

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Content firm IFE Services is embarking on a partnership strategy to expand its offerings beyond its core movie and television portfolio. Game specialist GUE Tech is the latest addition, complementing moving map company FlightPath3D. “We’re changing as fast as we can,” IFE Services marketing director Adrian Lambert says. “We don’t want to stand still.” Under […]

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VIDEO: Lufthansa Systems talks roll-out of wireless IFE on Lufthansa and Virgin Australia

September 30, 2013

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VIDEO: Rockwell Collins talks timeline for new IFE to be factory-fit at Airbus and Boeing

September 27, 2013

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Intheairnet secures US patent approval for new inflight entertainment system

September 25, 2013

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California-based Intheairnet has secured US patent approval for a new inflight entertainment system for commercial and business aircraft that it believes reduces costs and weight for operators. The new patented technology allows the company to offer features and sources not available from other manufacturers holding a proprietary architecture, it claims. “That means more choices and […]

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