Air Electro is at the forefront of space, civil airspace, military, and industrial industries and partnering with some of the largest companies on the planet. We are proud to be featured on the Thales In-Flight Entertainment Systems. Here, we take a look at how Air Electro and Thales are keeping you entertained in the air.
Thales realizes there is an opportunity in the sky to give passengers a spectacularly unique “InFlyt Experience”. Thales’s in-flight entertainment solutions let airline passengers stay connected while delivering a truly immersive experience throughout their travel journey.
AVANT, Thales’s latest generation IFE system, offers exceptional in-flight experiences to both airlines and passengers worldwide with the latest-and-greatest monitors, handsets, peripherals to integrate with Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs), servers, tools, in-seat power and a broad catalog of apps and games. AVANT’s open based Android platform makes it fully scalable and highly customizable, enabling airlines to offer a feature-rich experience to all passengers on board.
Thales’s AVANT in-flight entertainment solution is available for all linefit or retrofit single and twin-aisle commercial aircraft, including regional jets. It has been ordered and installed on over 1600 aircraft by the world’s leading airlines. Air Electro supplies the connectors to Thales for these great systems.
Tailored to Meet Customer’s Needs
- AVANT’s highly customizable system allows our airline customers to increase their brand loyalty and enhance passenger engagement. Paired with our connectivity solutions, airlines can promote their distinct brand while generating revenue through targeted advertising, personalization, onboard sales and other high-value services.
- AVANT offers a wide range of High Definition (HD) displays ranging from 9” to 32”, offering entertainment solutions for the entire aircraft.
- AVANT offers an open Android-based architecture and high capacity servers, combined with secure payment solutions and the latest apps, services and entertainment options to provide a best-in-class experience for our airline’s passengers.
- AVANT can be paired with Thales’s Gatesync solution for high-speed wireless content updates while the aircraft is on the ground; eliminating the need for USB transfers.
The Lightweight Solution for any Aircraft
- AVANT’s lightweight and low-power infrastructure enables a diverse range of configurations to overhead, wireless, full-in seat or any combination thereof.
- With a 30% weight reduction for our previous systems, AVANT offers airline customers an ideal solution for the whole cabin while minimizing their total cost of ownership
Fit and Flex
Thales’s advanced, lightweight and low power monitors offer 1080p Full High Definition (FHD) video with incredible viewing angles and an open platform Android Operating system. With a sleek design and display sizes ranging from 10” to 32”, it is a remarkable 30% lighter than our previous generation, enabling airline customers to minimize their total cost of ownership. Fit displays are ideal for economy and premium economy cabins and are available for seatback and in-arm options. Flex displays are ideal for premium cabins and offer multiple remote peripheral options.
Capacitive multi-touch screens allow passengers to interact with Fit and Flex displays the exact way they would with their personal devices. Fit and Flex displays support noise-canceling audio and include the latest and greatest peripherals (e.g., USB 3.0 and NFC) to accommodate high power charging and seamless integration for passengers bringing their own devices. Ultimately, Fit and Flex offers low weight, low power consumption, high performance, unmatched picture quality and an incredibly unique and engaging passenger experience.
Thales’s preceding line of monitors supports High Definition (HD) video and has display sizes ranging from 9” to 23”. With single & multi-touch capacitive touch screens, an Android operating system and a seamless design this line of monitors was created to bring passenger engagement to the next level.
Avii is a second-screen application platform that enables premium-class passengers to select, control and enhance their multimedia experience. Avii provides contextual remote control capabilities for the monitor and can be used as an independent handheld screen for many applications, enabling multi-tasking. It consists of a 5” LCD with 1080p resolution, multi-touch capacitive touch screen, and an Android operating system. With its balanced & ergonomic design and context-based applications, Avii provides an intuitive user interaction.
Slim Line TPCU-sb Handset
Packing simplified functionality within a sleek and slim design, this handset was created for airlines seeking to maximize passenger space. It offers all the navigation, game controls, and PSS controls required to operate the system without having to touch the screen. The front side contains interactive AVOD, navigation controls, and PSS controls and the backside contains game controls, giving passengers the best of both worlds.
Our easy-to-use handset is perfect for gaming and chat. The front side contains interactive AVOD, navigation, and PSS controls and the backside contains game controls and a QWERTY keyboard. The handset contains a cradle with integral cord reel and can be seat back or side-arm mounted.
With its compact design, this handset was created for airlines needing to provide access to PSS functions for front row Economy seats with in-arm displays. It can be top-or-side mounted in the seat arm.
Thales’s AVANT Overhead system is a classic, scalable broadcast Audio and Video Entertainment system designed specifically for single-aisle aircraft. It is simple, automated, and reliable to help airline customers create new marketing, branding, and revenue opportunities. AVANT Overhead is ideal for safety videos, moving maps, destination videos, movies, audio broadcasting, and more. It is capable of storing large amounts of HD Digital Content. Its innovative design does not require a seat box, bringing a higher level of passenger enjoyment and comfort. The High Definition (HD) 12.1” widescreen retractable LCD displays can be paired with a sleek, all-in-one, Passenger Control Unit handset for audio broadcast. With an embedded audio jack, it supports volume and channel control, as well as channel indication.
Fully integrated in the AVANT solution, the AVANT Overhead system can easily be combined with full in-seat video solution (Hybrid configuration) or with connectivity and wireless streaming solutions. AVANT Overhead system provides full synchronization of monitors and in-seat audio to passengers.
SOFTWARE, APPLICATIONS & TOOLS
Open Software Environment
AVANT’s Android-based Operating System provides enormous potential for integrating a vast selection of games and applications from the Android development community. Passengers can enjoy a wide range of single player and multi-player games ranging from racing, sports, puzzles, action, real-time strategy and kid-friendly games, as well as the latest applications. Airlines can develop their own games and applications and deploy them to the aircraft as part of a content update. Our airline customers can browse and select from our ever-changing online catalog of games and applications.
Thales’s airline customers can choose from a variety of Thales-built applications to generate revenue, increase passenger engagement, assist the cabin crew and promote their airline brand.
- Audio / Video-on-Demand
- File Viewer
- MyPath Journey Interface
- Personal Electronic Device (PED) Integration
- Web-Based Apps
- Concierge Services
- Meal and Beverage Menus
- Targeted Advertisements
Support Cabin Crew
- Crew- to- Ground Messaging
- Crew- to- Passenger Messaging
- Custom Script & Automation
- Parental Control
- Wireless Crew Access
Thales Developer Solution
Thales’s Developer Solution is a powerful and secure way for third-party developers to submit the latest application and games for Thales to test, validate, and offer to airlines.
With new submissions continuously streaming in from the Developer Solution portal, www.elevateyourapps.com, Thales can ensure that our airline customers have access to the latest and most popular applications.
Business Operations Services
Analytics is a major contributing factor to business decisions in the 21st century. Understanding the customer base is critical in today’s operations as it allows airlines to cater to the needs of their passengers while maximizing revenue and minimizing costs. InFlyt Cloud is a software service that allows Thales’ airline customers to monitor their business operations from fleet maintenance to usage statistics to merchandise sold on-board and beyond. It provides single sign-on service for monitoring the fleet performance and how passengers utilize their InFlyt-system on-board. Based on the intelligence from the analytics, airlines can respond by offering more popular content while removing items that are not adding value; resulting in saved costs, revenue growth, and increasing positive business identity.
**Android is a trademark of Google Inc.