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Vasu
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AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:13 am


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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?

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sebring
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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:20 am

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

Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:30 am

the notice on the display hint towards AVOD. If so, then very good, otherwise AC is not know for its IFE.
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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:50 am

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!
 
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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:04 am

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...
 
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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:05 am

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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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:07 am

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.
 
sebring
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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:13 am

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.
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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.
 
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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:28 am

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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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:02 am

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 
 
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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:03 am

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...
 
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RE: AC Mysterious IFE...

Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:26 am

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?