April 5, 2016 – Embedded computing technology specialist, Kontron, has announced that in-flight digital solutions provider Immfly has successfully qualified Kontron’s advanced airborne server and cabin wireless access point (CWAP) for its wireless in-flight monetization solution on Iberia Express Airlines.
The onboard e-commerce and entertainment platform was successfully tested on half the airline’s fleet in 2015, enabling Iberia Express passengers to experience the system as part of regular service. Immfly received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) airworthiness approvals for the A320 family within a year of their start date, and the remainder of Iberia Express’ fleet is expected to be fitted with Immfly’s digital platform before summer 2016.
The Kontron system consists of the complete set of hardware products necessary to implement the wi-fi network onboard the aircraft, and supports Immfly’s application software, which aims to increase airlines’ customer loyalty by boosting net promoter scores and delivering new ancillary revenues. Kontron products include the company’s ACE Flight 600 airborne server and ‘Cab-n-Connect 802.11n’ wireless access point (CWAP). The two companies will continue to work together to enhance the wi-fi system with Kontron’s latest Cab-n-Connect A100 system, which supports 802.11ac wi-fi, and the ACE Flight 4600 with 4G LTE capabilities for enhanced ground connectivity.
“At Immfly, we set out to develop a digital onboard platform to improve the way people travel allowing them to connect simultaneously through their handheld devices and enjoy tailored news streaming of videos, travel guides, e-shopping, among other services. The success of our proven deployment represents a significant growth opportunity for Immfly, with an aim to reach 100 million connected passengers by 2018,” said Alfredo Ibanez, CTO at Immfly. “Continuing to collaborate with Kontron will enable us to expand this vision to reach beyond the more than 230,000 passengers who have already enjoyed the Immfly platform during their flights.”