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China’s Donica Aviation announces wireless IFE system

A passenger using an iPad and wireless IFE on an aircraft.China’s Donica Aviation Engineering and Kiora, a content distribution platform provider, has announced a solution to deliver a complete hardware and software platform for wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE).

Wireless IFE supports the bring your own device (BYOD) model for passengers that lowers the airlines set up costs when compared to embedded systems, and creates alternate revenue streams for airlines.

By letting passengers use their own tablets and laptop computers airlines can avoid costly upgrades, pushing the onus onto the passenger to ensure they have the latest technology. The main issue then becomes one of handling digital rights management on inflight movies and providing sufficient Wi-Fi bandwidth to cater for 200+ people.

Wireless inflight connectivity

Donica says that passengers can access movies, news, e-books and games from the airline’s entertainment package and play it on their own devices via the wireless inflight connectivity.

Justin Min, CEO of Donica, said: “We selected Kiora’s content distribution platform because it is widely deployed and is specifically designed for captive audience environments like in-cabin.

“Kiora’s solution also supports Marlin DRM, the leading digital rights management technology in China. The combined solution with Donica will provide our customers the best-of-breed hardware and software components that are optimized to drive down deployment costs for a wireless in-flight entertainment system.”

Marlin DRM is an open, standards-based multi-format content protection technology.

It has been widely adopted for IPTV and OTT initiatives across Europe and Japan and is the leading DRM in China.

Donica is a Chinese IFE avionics manufacturer, established in 2003. It has expanded significantly with operations in China, USA and Europe as well as forging alliances with many companies worldwide.

Donica website: http://donica.cn/

China’s Donica Aviation announces wireless IFE system was last modified: December 2nd, 2015 by Steve Nichols
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