Horray, a tech-topic I have expertise and prowess in!
I also understand that NW
has the ability to do the same. After doing some research on the Matushita entertainment system, it appears that there is a spare, shielded conduit that is included in those seats in WBC, and the forward coach cabin that is adjacent to the 110v wiring. (Standard USA Outlets)
There was also a development effort to try and deliver a significant amount of power over Ethernet. When I say significant, I mean significant enough to either drive a DC converter, or drive a full 110v. In-line Ethernet power has been around for years, and is what drives most IP phones. (Unless you opt not to do in-line power, all IP phones will need a power supply).
So, rather than have a ridiculous amount of weight (ever picked up a 500lb spool of cat-5/5e?), I believe a number of carriers interested in the option are using Wireless.
I also believe SQ
is going to look into a delivery method from Boeing.
Beware the latency!
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