Cadami is launching its WiFi cabin technology at Aircraft Interiors. There are significant benefits to using a wireless network. However, current WiFi technology has limited utility because the aircraft cabin is a crowded environment, making it very hard to provide the right bandwidth to transmit high quality content.
Thomas Kuehn, managing director of Cadami, said: “Wireless transmission of high-quality IFE content has always been just out of reach. Our network technology solutions make it viable.”
Cadami’s network technology solutions give airlines and their IFEC partners all the benefits of using a WiFi network. It is cheaper to install and maintain than a cabled network.
Because it uses less cabling, it saves weight. And the network technology solutions make the transmission of a huge library of high-quality content, to both seat back screens and passenger devices, efficient and reliable.
Thomas Kuehn continued: “Our technology is already flying on nearly 200 aircraft, operating over cabled networks and giving passengers around the world access to thousands of films.
“The next stage is to start WiFi. Using Efficient Coded Caching, we can both overcome the current WiFi limitations while providing the same libraries people are used to with Netflix and Amazon Prime.”
Efficient Coded Caching is a unique, patented combination of the latest coded caching with advanced transmission techniques to make highly efficient use of the network infrastructure and seat-back screens.
The result is to effectively increase bandwidth by a factor of between two and five. It means an airline can viably use a WiFi network to make a large library of HD and 4K video content available to every passenger on the biggest aircraft, without jeopardising quality.
Thomas Kuehn concluded, “We are constantly pushing the boundaries of what technology can do, to provide airlines with more efficient solutions and their passengers with an even better experience.”