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IFE Software Makers...who Does It?  
User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3293 times:

I know there are only a handful of actual IFE hardware makers in the world, but who actually develops the software or the actual 'program' to run something on the IFE? Reason I bring this up is I know the new KrisWorld on the A380 and the 777-300ER uses a Sun Microsystems office platform to run the office applications but I don't think they are actually behind the whole of the KrisWorld system...


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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Well there is Masushita, Panasonic and Rockwell Collins however I don't know if they are only hardware or also producing most of the software. Most airlines getting a system now use one of those 3 systems I don't know if there are much more other systems now on the market.

User currently offlinePhilipkk From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Well, there is Thales. I'm not very sure of which component they make but I often hear of the IFE being equipped by them.

User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 260 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 1):
Well there is Masushita, Panasonic and Rockwell Collins

Humm, Matsushita took their worldwide brand name Panansonic a couple of years ago, therefore so far in the market we have Panasonic, Thales and Rockwell-Collins.

Rockwell has given up the long range aircraft market and now focuses on single aisle/business aviation systems (coupled with their Airshow system).

Panasonic has about 80% of the market (at least on Airbus aircraft).

The H/W and S/W are made by the same company. The IFE suppliers develop their core S/W based on a platform, i.e. the most appropriate one when they launch a new system (therefore it can be different over a couple of years, depends how many systems they produce). This core S/W is then customised to integrate the various functionalities and GUIs that the customer want.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6633 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 3):
Humm, Matsushita took their worldwide brand name Panansonic a couple of years ago, therefore so far in the market we have Panasonic, Thales and Rockwell-Collins.

Don't forget about LiveTV, JetBlue's IFE subsidiary, which is very popular with LCCs.

Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 3):
Rockwell has given up the long range aircraft market and now focuses on single aisle/business aviation systems (coupled with their Airshow system).

Not necessarily. While Rockwell Collins currently doesn't have a contract to supply IFE to the 787 and A350 from the factory, they continue to supply systems aftermarket. AA's new IFE system that will be installed on their 777s is a Rockwell Collins system, presumably the dTES or eTES system.



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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
Not necessarily. While Rockwell Collins currently doesn't have a contract to supply IFE to the 787 and A350 from the factory, they continue to supply systems aftermarket. AA's new IFE system that will be installed on their 777s is a Rockwell Collins system, presumably the dTES or eTES system.

The IFE system on LH at least the AVOD for C and F class is also Rockwell Collins, don't know about the new IFE for Economy Class.


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