March 31, 2015 – Lumexis has announced that it will be launching an ultra-light, ultra low-cost in-seat IFE system at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. Named iPAX, the wireless-streaming system is pitched at a price of US$1,495 per unit and 8.9 ounces per seat.
The claimed cost and weight of the system mean that even LCCs can offer passengers 1080p HD IFE, on which they can enjoy entertainment, a moving-map, food and beverage ordering, and catalog shopping, as well as a seatback safety briefing. Options for the system include a credit card reader and a 2.1A USB charging port, which can be installed within the monitor bezel.
“Some three-fourths of single-aisle aircraft fly on short-to-medium haul routes that could never before benefit from embedded IFEC,” said Lumexis CEO Doug Cline. “That paradigm is turned upside down with iPAX, truly the first cost-effective HD video tool for earning significant new ancillary revenue from offering a diversity of products and services.”
Lou Sharkey, president and COO added, “Fully-installed, [iPAX] costs less than a conventional overhead monitor system and weighs half as much, so the revenue it generates drops directly to the bottom line.”
Lumexis will be launching the system at Stand 4C50 during Aircraft Interiors Expo (April 14-16 at Hamburg Messe in Germany).
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