September 29, 2015 – Lumexis Corporation has announced some of the leading edge technology that is integrated into its Fiber-To-The-Screen (FTTS) Gen-4 and iPAX in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.
First up, Lumexis says it is the first IFE company to implement the Android Lollipop (or Android 5.1.1) operating system (OS), enabling a huge range of applications. For example, the latest Google Widevine digital rights management (DRM) and video optimization platform can be used for content protection and is already approved by the major motion picture studios.
In terms of hardware, the systems use quad-core central processing units (CPUs) running at up to 2.5GHz in each VDU to enable a stunning user interface as well as amazing graphics and the full mobile gaming experience – all while using less power.
The iPAX’ LCD screen is the latest, highest dot pitch screen with a pixel pitch of .078mm square. It has a finer dot pitch than Retina displays and features LED backlighting and a viewing angle of 85 degrees in all directions.
Lumexis also uses the latest projective capacitive (PCAP) touchscreens, which allow multi-touch and gesture controls including pinch and zoom, spread, multi-finger swipes, flicks and more.
The systems can also provide up to 2.1A charging of laptops and smartphones via a reversible USB plug within the VDU bezel, with an integrated Smart Chip that senses the device to be charged and applies the correct current.
For more details of the FTTS system, the thinking behind it, and the man behind it, read our interview with CEO Doug Cline HERE.