We have been fortunate over the last few months as several airlines have launched a new digEplayer L7 program. In fact, just today we announced that Sun Country is upgrading. For this post, I’m diving into a bit of the background, development work and reasons why airlines have rapidly accepted the L7.
The digEplayer L Series: A look at the development and background
In-flight Service Trends to Watch for in 2011
As 2010 draws to a close, I find myself pondering on the changes in the industry and what is coming in the next 12 months. I’m sure that many of you are going through the same mental exercise. As a vendor to the airline industry, our success depends on being able to navigate trends and identify long-term solutions.
Apparently, digEcor is a Purpose Built IFE Provider
Among the myriad of things that I learned at the recent WAEA/APEX conference in Long Beach, I learned a new phrase for what we as digEcor do. We are a provider of purpose built portable in-flight entertainment. I’ve used different phrases over the past few years to explain why we are different from many of our competitors. Now, the industry is apparently adopting the phrase “purpose built” to differentiate proprietary devices from consumer off-the-shelf (COTS) units.
Why Etihad Airways Won the Best Single Achievement in IFE AVION Award
I was fortunate enough to be one of the judges for the Best Single Achievement in IFE AVION Award which was awarded at last week’s WAEA/APEX event. We had to evaluate five strong candidates who each deserve praise. However, Etihad Airways emerged as the victor by near unanimous vote. I was disappointed, though, that no explanation was given at the awards ceremony as to why they won.
Video goggles as an IFE Solution?
I recently read an article about using 3D video goggles as inflight entertainment. Over the last few years, I’ve participated in several conversations about whether or not video goggles are really viable. In this article, I briefly outline some of the arguments for and against the concept.
Key Findings from the 2010 Passenger Survey
We surveyed a random group of 364 passengers and compiled the data into the 2010 Airline Passenger Survey. The full results are available for free download.
6 Trends to ask your IFE&C provider about
Facing a greater need than ever to offer competitive services, run each program efficiently, and turn a profit, airlines should expect more from an IFE provider. To help out, we have compiled a short list of six trends in inflight entertainment and connectivity that you should ask your IFE provider about. If you don’t yet offer IFE, then use these same questions when vetting potential solution providers.
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