Idair Unveils Wireless IFE System
Idair (Stand 783), the joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and Panasonic Avionics, is debuting Eclipsair, its wireless “infotainment” system, here at EBACE. Aimed at the VIP and business jet markets, Eclipsair delivers news, video, audio data and flight information. The company anticipates it will be available for customer installations in the second quarter of 2013.
The single-box solution combines an IEEE802.11n wireless access point and a web-based media server, providing wireless distribution of streaming media to a variety of mobile passenger devices. Eclipsair will be offered as a standalone system or integrated with Idair’s global communication solution and in-flight entertainment and cabin management system. It will also be available as an integrated part of Lufthansa Technik’s “nice HD” system.
“Eclipsair represents a wireless solution that has been designed not only with the consumer device user in mind, but also with the requirements of the equipment installer and operator at the forefront,” said Andrew Muirhead, Idair’s CEO. “Through our one-box solution, we are offering a unique package both easy to use and simple to install.”