November 5, 2016 – IFE industry provider IdeaNova Technologies, has launched InShow, a data analysis tool claimed to be the first in the world to focus specifically on media playback and deployment. According to the company, avionics companies can use the tool to quickly analyze and visualize information about their entire media streaming ecosystem, ranging from system performance to the customer’s media playback experience.
InShow can collect a range of information, from a fine grain trace level of technical detail to critical operations data, or it can be configured to collect only pertinent performance and business information. Typical examples include frequently watched movies, lag ratio (the amount of buffering), and system health data.
Since InShow was designed specifically for airlines and IFE suppliers, the system is sensitive to aircraft bandwidth availability, and thus can work either in online mode (sending data in near real-time), or in offline mode when there is limited bandwidth, using ‘store and forward’ methods. While the system has been designed to be used with IdeaNova’s InPlay components (players, proxy, license servers), it can also be integrated with other components such as third-party reporting and data analysis tools.
According to Juraj Siska, CTO of IdeaNova Technologies, InShow is currently being deployed at “one of the world’s largest airlines”.