In this architecture, the headend contains the System Control Unit (SCU) which loads future content to the SDUs in the background while passengers watch current content that is played back from an SD card in each seat.
The result is an architecture that is inherently more reliable while significantly lighter. “RAVE accomplishes reliability through redundancy,” says Renton. “Every seat has its own store of content and playback functionality.
SriLankan’s award announcement was followed by airberlin, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Air Transat and Air Tahiti Nui. “We feel very encouraged by the tremendous market response and will have other award announcements to make very soon”, said Renton.
About The IMS Company: Founded in 1996, The IMS Company is an entertainment and communications solutions provider in the travel industry, and a systems and software solutions provider to the air transport and aerospace industry and the government. Organized into three business units, IMS serves commercial airlines with embedded entertainment, portable entertainment, wireless communications, and content management services via IMS Entertainment.
Via IMS Engineering, the company provides advanced systems and software engineering support in the development and deployment of the latest inflight entertainment, cabin avionics, and media distribution systems, as well as engineering services and software development services to unmanned vehicles, avionics systems, software-defined radios and cloud solutions.
IMS Flight Deck provides Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and other solutions for the flight deck.
About SriLankan Airlines: SriLankan Airlines, the National Airline of Sri Lanka, is an award winning carrier with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality.
Launched in 1979, SriLankan is currently expanding and further diversifying its wide range of products and services in order to drive the country’s ongoing boom in tourism and economic development.
The airline’s hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, providing convenient connections to its global route network of 60 destinations in 33 countries in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, North America and Australia.
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