NBAA Convention News

Lufthansa ‘niceview’ update features 3-D moving map

 - October 6, 2008, 2:13 PM

Lufthansa Technik’s latest innovation in cabin “infotainment” is called niceview, an upgrade that takes the venerable moving-map display into a new dimension–3-D, that is.

The Hamburg, Germany specialist in narrow- and widebody completion and refurbishment introduced niceview, the latest upgrade of its moving-map display, here at NBAA’08 (Booth No. 2238). It provides worldwide 3-D maps and virtual flight views, along with “a multitude of information screens. High-definition video output ensures quality resolution.”

The list of options include loading and changing of customer pictures, movies and audio data, safety briefings and airport information, as well as boarding music and audio announcements. A system management application is also available, enabling viewing sequences and content data to be custom configured. The changes can be uploaded to the on-board system via USB as well as wireless or wire Ethernet connections.

To ensure adequate support, Lufthansa Technik’s Innovation business unit has established a niceview customer call care and technical support center. With the help of a full on-site niceview mockup, the support team can troubleshoot specific customer configurations while speaking directly to the aircraft operator.
The niceview goal, according to Lufthansa Technik, is to allow the passenger to enjoy in-flight entertainment, and at the same time remain information with regard to every aspect of the journey.