digEsystem™ Gains Momentum
SPRINGVILLE, Utah - September 16, 2005 - The digEsystem™, APS's entry into the embedded In-flight Entertainment (IFE) market, is taking major strides forward. "We have already engaged a design and development team and are in the final stages of selecting our manufacturing partner," said Brent Wood, CEO of APS. "We have set aside millions of dollars to continue the development and launch of this new embedded product to insure its success."
The system, which promises to change the face of the embedded industry, will be shown at the WAEA Show in Hamburg, Germany on September 20-23 at booth 1402.
The digEsystem is the first self-contained standalone embedded IFE system. Airlines will have the option to provide entertainment to any cabin, zone, seat or passenger on any flight, on any aircraft. Work crews can move units from plane to plane and seat to seat via a key and docking stations.
The digEsystem will come with an 8 or 10 inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) touchscreen that gives passengers easy access to all content options. Delivery is planned for the Spring of 2006.
The architecture is flexible, scalable and uses innovative system and component design techniques. A 802.11a encrypted wireless network allows for fast, secure upload of content.
All units will have a 60 or 80 GB hard drive and a USB 2.0 port for optional passenger control devices for games, keyboards, and memory sticks. A credit card reader allows the capture of funds, easing flight attendants involvement. Once a plane lands for the day, credit card transactions can be transferred via an encrypted wireless network.
With no headend rack required and minimal weight, airlines save on fuel.
The digEsystem gives passengers a wide spectrum of cabin entertainment options. The system is typically programmed with movies, plus television shows, cartoons, videos, music, as well as airline destination information, promotions and advertising. Content will be provided by 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Buena Vista, Universal, and DreamWorks. More studios to be announced soon. Our launch customer announcement will be forthcoming.
The enhanced system will have Audio and Video on Demand, Games, Books and Magazines, Airline Information, Surveys/usage Data reports, Broadcast Video, Newspapers, Moving Map, Airport/Gate Information, Crew Functions, and Intranet with more options to come.
For more information call (801) 489-2120 or visit www.wencor.com.
Contact: Bob Carey
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