Handheld In-flight Entertainment

New product release from market leader digEcor

SPRINGVILLE, Utah July 1, 2009 - Addressing a growing need to support longer flight segments, handheld market leader digEcor announced the release of a new product today. After months of development, testing, and implementing feedback from airlines, the digEplayer XLP is now available to airlines worldwide. The "XLP" stands for "Extra Long Play."

"Our development team has long sought to address the increasing desire for a player with an extended battery life. We took this opportunity to not only provide a device with 16 hours of continuous video playback, but also added several other features to enhance the overall user experience," commented President Brad Heckel.

The screen has been upgraded to an LED backlit screen which increases the brilliancy of movies, yet is lighter and more power efficient. Lead engineer Glade Hulet added, "Every aspect of the digEplayer has been optimized for the in-flight experience. Meaning, passengers and flight attendants are using a device that has them in mind in every detail."

Building on the architecture of the digEplayer XT, the digEplayer XLP sports a similar case design; however, it has been modified to fit the more powerful battery. The unit comes in a sleek black case and provides space for corporate branding on the shell. "One of our more popular features is the external battery status indicator which greatly simplifies a flight attendant's job. The unit also supports in-seat powering via a DC jack and Power over Ethernet content loading," commented Hulet.

The unit can support 100s of hours of movies, TV shows, music, music videos, and games. Further, the new LED backlit screen is twice as bright as other products in the market. After testing the screens inflight for several months, a flight attendant wrote, "They are such an improvement with regards to the clarity of the screen and menus. Please pass along my appreciation."

Heckel concluded, "We are excited to add a new product to our family of handheld devices, especially one that addresses an important need in the industry. Keep watching in the coming months for even more exciting releases."

About digEcor

digEcor provides the aerospace industry a low cost, turnkey in-flight entertainment solution by specializing in content sourcing and management, personal media platforms (PMPs), and end-to-end programs. With years of experience, digEcor focuses on increasing traveler satisfaction, creating easily executed solutions, and generating revenue opportunities for clients. Founded in 2000, digEcor is based in Springville, Utah, with additional offices in Seattle, Amsterdam, and Toulouse, France. For more information, visit www.digEcor.com or call 1-801-489-2022.

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