World News: 21:52 GMT Tuesday 28th August 2018. [IdeaNova Technologies, Inc. via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IdeaNova, a leading provider of Inflight Entertainment (IFE), is bringing live TV content to airline passengers with the launch of Inplay Live. The product allows airlines to provide these services with minimal investment in IFE infrastructure. Inplay Live is designed to fit seamlessly in to existing IFE systems and to support wide variety of client devices. The customer airline can choose from multiple deployment, content quality and protection options to ensure their needs are met efficiently and reliably. Inplay Live builds on IdeaNova’s proven IFE products and augments it with the most modern streaming and encryption technology.
In making live TV available on seat back displays as well as passenger devices, airlines can boost their IFE offering by improving their passengers’ onboard experience. “With the growth of connected aircrafts and access to less expensive bandwidth, we can finally satisfy the passengers’ need to be informed about the latest news in current events, sports and business,” says Janne Pelkonen, CTO of IdeaNova Technologies, Inc.
Inplay Live represents the best of the breed in configurability, customization, and performance available on the market today. The flexible deployment allows on-premise or cloud based configuration of the media management components such as encoding, channel selection, programming management, AES encryption and DRM protection. The lightweight aircraft components are ideal for in-cabin deployment as they leverage the already established Inplay playback technology with new bandwidth sensitive streaming and caching systems recently developed by IdeaNova. Inplay Live further improves bandwidth management of the air to ground network to minimize the cost and maximize the viewing experience.
Based on the available air to ground bandwidth, users will be able to select from a dozen or more channels and watch content directly in their browser or integrated in the native iOS or Android application. Flexibility of configuration allows component specific deployment that can augment the existing infrastructure that an airline or an operator might already have in place. For example, business validation such as payment processing or subscription can be easily integrated into the Inplay Live platform through configurable, pre-built components. This is an advantage in comparison to the monolithic solutions provided by other companies. IdeaNova customers will be able to take advantage of this lightweight, no-new-hardware infrastructure platform to rapidly rollout this desirable IFE offering.
Inplay Live is a powerful tool for airlines that, together with our other Inplay products, such as autonomous license servers, full featured players with multi language capabilities and scene seek, will bring to the passengers a pleasant and enriching onboard experience.
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Globe Newswire: 21:52 GMT Tuesday 28th August 2018
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