APS Name To Change
SPRINGVILLE, Utah - October 5, 2005 - APS, a Wencor company, announced today that its name of APS will be changed to digEcor�. "We felt it was time to utilize a name that fits the family of entertainment devices and solutions we are bringing to market," said Brent Wood, CEO of APS. "As we have almost completed the move of APS from Washington to Utah, it felt like a great time to also make the name change."
Wood also announced that Greg Beeston, Vice President, General Manager of WENCOR Europe, will also become President of digEcor.
digEcor will continue to sell the digEplayer, the worlds first portable In-flight Entertainment device (IFE). The firm has accelerated plans to move the digEsystem, their embedded system, to market. New models of the digEplayer are also in development.
"Our focus is rapid expansion in the IFE market," said Greg Beeston, President of digEcor. "As first to go to market with a portable IFE device, we believe we're in a unique position to not only continue our industry leadership, but take what we've learned from our customer base to push technologies forward and fill the need for a low cost reliable portable IFE solution."
More about the digEplayer
The digEplayer is the first studio approved portable device preprogrammed with movies, television shows, cartoons, videos, music, and more. Wencor now has twenty airlines using the digEplayer with more to be announced.
DreamWorks SKG, Buena Vista, Warner Brothers, Universal, and 20th Century Fox currently have content provision agreements for the digEplayer. Additional studios are to be announced. Films are usually available three months ahead of store rentals.
Loading content is never an issue with the digEplayer. With digEcor's advanced technology, we can load more content at one time than anyone else in the market.
Each device is easy to use, lightweight, and customizable. With the choice of a 40, 60, or 80 gigabyte hard drive, or the 7", 8", or 10" screens you can order, airlines never have to worry about running out of viewing space or room for content.
More about the digEsystem
The digEsystem is a lightweight, state of the art in-seat entertainment system, giving passengers a wide spectrum of cabin entertainment options. The digEsystem is the first and only standalone embedded IFE system. Airlines now have the option to provide entertainment to any cabin, zone, seat or passenger on any flight, on any aircraft.
The system is flexible, scalable, and configurable with a 60 GB hard drive, and 802.11a wireless technology network. An USB 2.0 port is provided for optional passenger control devices for games, keyboards, and memory sticks.
The digEsystem is the perfect solution for airline passengers In-flight entertainment needs. 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. The unit comes with a 7, 8, or 10 inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) touchscreen that gives passengers easy access to all content 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, DreamWorks with other Studios to be announced.
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.
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 digEplayer, visit http://www.digeplayer.com.
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