April 2, 2013 Leave a comment
Wireless In-Flight Entertainment is a hot and controversially discussed topic. Some see it disrupt traditional IFE business while others clearly consider it a niche technology suitable only for a small portion of the general IFE market.
As a software consulting company focusing the online media industry and playing an ever growing role in the In-Flight Entertainment space, we have taken a close look at the new wireless IFE system offered by the company who used to dominate the legacy IFE market during the last decades: Panasonic Avionics. Its Wireless IFEC solution is called “eXW”. This is the first in a series of reports where we will cover the majority of this new wireless kind of In-Flight Entertainment systems.
Panasonic’s system is currently deployed to a substantial part of Qantas’ narrow-body fleet. Qantas has invented its own name for the wireless IFE offering on their planes: it’s called “Q Streaming“. We assumed the end user’s role and flew thousands of miles across the fifth continent in order to gather all the information we needed for a thorough technical analysis. We have created a report detailing various aspects of the system from a passenger’s view with a couple of surprising results. Please contact us, if you are interested in the full report. Here is the table of contents:
If you are interested in the full report, please contact us.