Since AIX 2016 digEcor has reached key milestones in the delivery of the Integrated Flight Experience into the market launching four new product lines including Passenger Service Solutions (crew call, reading light and optional audio controls), LED Cabin Lighting, Cabin Management as well as digEcor’s own Moving Map product.
The GLIDE passenger power for 2.1A USB and 110V power solutions, including game changing pre integrated solutions has proven a popular solution welcomed by numerous seat vendors. digEcor has also recently announced the agreement of collaboration with prestigious Avionteriors in Latina, Italy to include the integration of AVIO’s seats including Economy, Business and First Class with digEcor’s Integrated Flight Experience modular product portfolio.
GLIDE has continued to ga in ground in its customer base across Europe, Asia Pacific and continues to gain interest in the Americas. EuroAtlantic Airways, a wet lease charter airline has installed the GLIDE system on three 767-300ER aircraft to replace the existing Inflight Entertainment systems, seats, passenger services and LED Cabin Lighting on all aircraft. The first two aircraft completed with an EASA STC included an all economy configuration of 305 Acro seats fitted with GLIDE 10” screens, USB Power and digEcor’s Passenger Services System. The third aircraft is a two class configuration including 248 Economy seats with the same 10” screens, USB Power and Passenger Services and 16 Vantage Business Class seats from Thomson Aero Seating each with 15” screens, USB and Laptop Power and the new digEcor Passenger Control Unit.
Corendon Airlines, a leisure based airline headquartered in Antalya, Turkey have placed a firm order and commenced an upgrade to their current legacy Tape Based IFE system to digital with the GLIDE Tape Replacement Solution for 6 Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a possibility of a further order taking the potential purchase to 12 aircraft. The digital upgrade comprising the headend Cabin Management Terminal (CMT) device of the GLIDE embedded IFE system includes a single touchscreen LRU replacing the existing Video Control Centre (VCC), the Pre Recorded Announcement System (PRAM), Public Address (PA), Boarding Music function (BDM) and adds a Moving Map.
David Withers, Chief Executive states, “We are seeing great success across the regions with our GLIDE Integrated solution including a new order from an unnamed airline selecting the GLIDE embedded system adding to our growth in the market. We look forward to showcasing our portfolio at AIX 2017, Booth 4E20, IFEC Zone.”
digEcor is an established and highly regarded IFE industry innovator. It was the first to introduce portable Audio Video On Demand inflight entertainment and today has grown to offer a suite of inflight products and solutions to meet passengers’ wide-ranging needs. digEcor’s Integrated Flight Experience is a low-cost, flexible solution that enhances the passengers’ experience across all areas of inflight service from entertainment to power and lighting through to crew and passenger connectivity. Founded in 2000, digEcor is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia and has additional offices in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit WWW.DIGECOR.COM.
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