DTI, the IFE software division of Global Eagle Entertainment, has launched WISE, a new wireless inflight entertainment content solution for airlines. The WISE (Wireless Inflight Services and Entertainment) platform allows passengers to stream a variety of content on their personal electronic devices during their flight.
Designed to work with or without inflight connectivity, the system is hardware agnostic and has already been selected by several hardware partners as the backbone for their inflight wireless streaming offerings. Through these partners, says DTI, WISE allows airlines to benefit from a complete content delivery chain ranging from software solutions to local and international content selection, distribution, technical services, delivery and support.
DTI also claims that the system offers the industry’s largest variety of content available for wireless IFE, with an extensive catalogue of movies and TV shows approved for DRM streaming by major Hollywood studios, as well as games, digital publications, music, surveys and more. WISE also supports pay-per-access and pay-per-view, providing airlines with attractive ancillary revenue opportunities even in a non-connected environment.
“We’ve approached the wireless IFE market from a software and content angle as those are our key areas of expertise,” explained Walé Adepoju, of Global Eagle Entertainment. “Wireless IFE is transforming the industry and passengers have high expectations from an inflight wireless entertainment offer. We therefore aim to simplify the process for airlines by allowing them the flexibility of choosing their hardware vendor while we manage a coherent bridge between in-seat and wireless IFE to deliver a content-rich wireless experience to passengers.”