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Taqnia Space selects Axinom for live TV on UON IFC service

The Taqnia Space UON exhibit at AIX Hamburg.

The Taqnia Space UON exhibit at AIX Hamburg.

Axinom has joined the UON inflight connectivity partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Taqnia Space to offer Live TV streaming services to passengers’ mobile devices.

UON is Taqnia’s new satellite-based inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)  service, which will be launched by Saudia Arabia’s flag-carrying airline Saudia in the second quarter of this year.

The new service is being built in collaboration with Axinom, a software development company that was appointed to provide a component for live TV streaming to passengers’ personal devices.

Thanks to the innovative smart traffic management technology, Axinom says customers can significantly cut their operating costs by determining the bandwidth of each channel and by controlling their streaming quality.

The solution monitors passengers’ activity and adjusts the streams’ quality to actual usage on-board, while assuring that even common variations in satellite connectivity will not impact passenger satisfaction. It says this represents the easiest and most economically viable option for customers to deliver Live TV to aircraft.

Ralph Wagner, CEO, Axinom, said: “It is fantastic to see that Axinom’s recently-introduced solution for live TV to aircraft is already powering the new service for Taqnia Space.

“We have developed the software and smart traffic management technology needed to optimise satellite bandwidth consumption for live streaming to passenger devices.

“Without any doubts, Taqnia Space’s new solution will move the industry forward and we’re happy to be part of this partnership in the future,” he added.

Abdullah Alosaimi, CEO, Taqnia Space, said: “Taqnia Space’s new UON service aims to revolutionise the way we picture passenger entertainment and connectivity on-board, and its rollout to the market certainly depends on working with a confident and experienced partner, which we saw in Axinom.

“Relying on their deep industry expertise and a track record of delivering IFEC solutions, we successfully included live TV streaming options to the new UON solution. Axinom’s technology allows us to cut operational costs without compromising the quality of the service we offer.

UON is a complete inflight connectivity package that includes internet, live TV streaming, and voice roaming service. With UON, passengers can connect using their own devices, such as smartphones, laptops or tablets and enjoy in-flight entertainment and connectivity service throughout their entire flight.

The service is available globally, covering Europe, America, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

The capabilities of Axinom’s platform include wireless IFE, live TV streaming, on-board shopping, wireless seatback, captive portal, crew services, health monitoring, fleet management and many more that boost and guarantee higher levels of passenger satisfaction.

With the new platform concept, Axinom allows customers to manage and distribute all on-board content, from live TV channel feeds to on-board promotional videos and other entertainment content.

Furthermore, Axinom’s platform supports integrations with any required third-party systems and apps.

Besides Axinom, for this collaboration on the UON service, Taqnia Space appointed the satellite operator Eutelsat, the aero design and engineering firm Jamco, satellite technology provider Idirect, and connected aircraft solutions provider Sitaonair, to deploy the UON solution.

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Taqnia Space selects Axinom for live TV on UON IFC service was last modified: May 22nd, 2018 by Steve Nichols
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