The Thales booth will be presenting various solutions, such as the award-winning TopSeries AVANT In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity System, Immersive seat, wireless IFE and connectivity solutions.
TopSeries AVANT is the most advanced seatback IFE system and is currently flying on more than 120 aircraft. Acclaimed for its unequalled efficiency and optimized performance, the TopSeries AVANT system wraps an abundance of advanced technology into modern day packaging inspired by reliability, simplicity and the passenger experience. Scalable to any requirement (from wireless to full embedded), it is offerable on all platforms.
Immersive business class seat
Unveiled in 2014, this innovative seat, developed in conjunction with BE Aerospace and design partners BMW Design Works, blends present and future technologies into physical and virtual user interfaces for a seamless passenger experience.
This evolution presents advanced technology innovations like touchpad controls integrated in the seat, an Ultra-High Definition (UHD) main display screen, a Passenger Control Display system, Eye Tracking and Interactive Virtual Landscape Panel, all of which are widely regarded as some of the most advanced in the world.
The innovations include the Thales SmartPIMs which allow passengers to interface their portable electronic devices with the IFE system, and Smart Device Ignition Wireless Charging.
Wireless Streaming Media in the cabin is a new breed of in-flight entertainment and connectivity that allows passengers and crews to use their wireless portable electronic devices to receive streamed rich content and applications from the ThalesTopSeries head-end servicer via wireless access points in the cabin. The Thales wireless IFE solution is the only wireless system ready for a wide range of consumer devices running on Apple, Android, Windows, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera software platforms.
- Device-agnostic, content can be streamed by all devices
- Quality and variety can be as high as the seatback video
- Hardware, network, applications, content and all related services all bundled together
Connectivity Solutions, powered by LiveTV
Thales is geared towards the development and provision of connectivity, enhancing the passenger experience whilst meeting demand for connectivity.
Thales Connectivity solutions are based on Ka-Band, which represents the most advance connectivity solution on the market.
The recent integration of Live TV is the culmination of all the work undertaken in building a strong connectivity offering and groundwork in developing a solid foundation with its partnerships with Inmarsat, Honeywell and On-Air.
LiveTV provides outstanding solutions for passenger connectivity, live television and wireless video services. The combination of this offering with the advanced Thales AVANT entertainment system firmly aligns Thales’s In Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) business with its long-term focus on connected services
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