- August 19, 2005 - Wencor & APS announced today that Russia Jet Direct, an Executive Charter, has chosen the digEplayer™, in-flight entertainment (IFE) product for their system of entertainment.
The digEplayer™ is the winner of the IFE (In-flight Entertainment) Product of the year Award and the world's first self-contained, portable video on demand (VOD) entertainment unit preprogrammed with movies, television shows, cartoons, videos, music, as well as airline destination information, promotions and advertising.
"We are excited to offer the DigEplayers on all our flights in Russian and English," said Sabrina Ford, President, Russia Jet Direct LLC. "They are the new age of airline IFE."
Russia Jet Direct will shuttle oil executives and workers to oilfields on Russia's Sakhalin Island. The jet will be fitted with 84 Business Deluxe and 36 Comfort Plus seats. The first flight to Anchorage and Yuzhno will leave from Houston, Texas on August 26, 2005.
"We are delighted that Russian Jet Direct has chosen the digEplayer™," said Brent Wood, CEO and President of APS. "The cutting edge design, ease of use and wide variety of entertainment choices on the digEplayer™ will make the executives and workers flying Russian Jet Direct experience better than ever."
Russian Jet Direct becomes the 18th airline to choose the digEplayer. Mr. Wood stated that several more airlines will announce their selection of the digEplayer in the next few weeks.
Each digEplayer™ is about the same weight and size of a typical portable DVD player. Units contain a 40-gigabyte hard drive and utilize the latest technology.
About Russia Jet Direct
Russian Jet Direct was recently purchased by the Rubloff Developemnt Group Incorporated and is headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The firm expects to add additional flights in the future as demand dictates.
About APS & Wencor
Wencor has been involved in the aviation business for over 55 years. With the acquisition
of APS, the firm has entered into the IFE market, developing cutting edge technology and new designs. Wencor is based in Springville, UT, with offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, and China.
For more information about the digEplayer, visit www.digEplayer.com
, or call 801-489-2120.