French technology company, Moment (the new brand name for Interactive Mobility), has launched Flymingo Next, an IFEC hardware platform that works with IoT technology. The system includes two components: a Server/WAP and one simple WAP, which allows for easy installation on any aircraft type, either in the ceiling or in the avionics bay.
The system also includes 802.11 ac/ax wi-fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE technologies and meets strict safety requirements, from content storage on the server, to distribution to passengers’ devices, and also enables control of seat elements such as lighting or temperature, or e-commerce services.
Integrating IoT technology, Next can also assist flight crew and improve maintenance via a network of wireless sensors connected to the server, which make it able to deal with a large number of operations by automatically checking cabin elements ranging from seat belts to luggage compartments and providing a better overview of the cabin.
Tanguy Morel, co-founder and CEO of Moment explained, “Moment has developed this new platform as a hub to make the cabin smart and connected. Flymingo Next’s technological concept and its open architecture empower airlines with more choice and agility during their in-flight services and simplifies the development of new and innovative ideas.”