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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3980 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3515 times:


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Hey, In the above photo, doesn't it look like there's a USB socket next to the IFE? What would this be for?

Many thanks!

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User currently offlineSebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1666 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3493 times:

It is a USB connection. It's for a mouse or joystick - customer supplied - for playing games that will be available through the IFE.

User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3445 times:

the notice on the display hint towards AVOD. If so, then very good, otherwise AC is not know for its IFE.
rgds
VT-ASJ



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3380 times:

Quoting Sebring (Reply 1):
It is a USB connection. It's for a mouse or joystick - customer supplied - for playing games that will be available through the IFE.

Sounds like a great idea! Won't it be funny to see a load of passengers walking towards the gate with their handluggage in one hand and a joystick in the other!


User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3344 times:

There was me thinking that the photo showed a non-AOD PTV advertising the impending AVOD... looking at the large version of the pic I thought the quality of the LCD involved was amazing  Wow!

And then I read the caption...


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3341 times:

Good for Air Canada! Why would they have PTVs (and possibly AVOD) on an ERJ and not their 767s, A330s, etc. that run international across-the-pond service?!


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User currently offlineCayMan From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3330 times:

The whole fleet is being re-fit with PTVs and the wide bodies will start being refitted next year.

The Embraers and new CRJs came with those fittings ready to go.


User currently offlineSebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1666 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3316 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 2):
the notice on the display hint towards AVOD. If so, then very good, otherwise AC is not know for its IFE.
rgds
VT-ASJ

It's the new Thalis i4500 system. It's going fleet wide for all aircraft 73 seats and up (EMB, CR705, Airbus narrowbody and all A and B widebodies). It is awaiting approval from regulators before AC can proceed with the implementation.


User currently offlineCXH From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Here's a press release from Thales stating that all AC aircraft will receive their new AVOD IFE:
http://www.thalesgroup.com/press/press_releases/?index=38



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User currently offlineDonreith From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 3):
Sounds like a great idea! Won't it be funny to see a load of passengers walking towards the gate with their handluggage in one hand and a joystick in the other!

Personally, I don't want to see people walking through an airport terminal with their joystick in their hand  eyepopping 


User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Sebring,

Last I heard was that the first Airbus narrowbodies will be equipped with it starting sometime in October. Is this timeline still feasible? I guess it depends on the time it takes certifying them...


User currently offlineNzstevenc From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

I wonder whether the USB port would remain powered if you plugged in your USB iPod or mobile phone charger? That would be a definite plus.

Does anyone know of any other airlines who have (or will have) USB ports in Y?

What are NZ getting?


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