Honeywell to Upgrade In-Flight Entertainment
Honeywell has signed a partnership agreement with airline content management company IFP and its sister company, in-flight software development expert DTI, to launch a new in-flight entertainment upgrade for its Ovation Select cabin management system (CMS).
The HD audio-video on demand (AVOD) upgrade will enable passengers to enjoy continually updated library of in-theatre, new release and classic films besides top films from major motion picture studios and distributors worldwide.
IFM and DTI are wholly owned by Advanced Inflight Alliance (AIA), which is a subsidiary of Global Eagle Entertainment.
The new HD AVOD option is available to business aircraft operators as an easy-to-use upgrade to the current Ovation CMS.
Business fliers will now have access to films through permanently installed individual in-cabin controls and monitors, or wirelessly via personal entertainment devices such as iPads and iPhones.
The system is designed to be compatible with many consumer electronic devices. Set-top boxes allow passengers to bring their own content on the aircraft and stream it through the CMS’sHDMI port.