Tag: history

25 years of Lufthansa Systems

Jan 23, 2020
Press release

History of IFE Systems: The introduction of wireless systems

Friday, Sep 06, 2019, 10:14
 The IFE systems improved over the time. However, the high installation costs and their weight remained an issue. That changed with the third major paradigm shift in IFE: wireless systems. Let´s see which impact this idea had and where IFE is going in the future in the last part of our blog series summarizing the history of IFE.

History of IFE Systems: The challenge to provide movies

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019, 9:47
The beginning of digital IFE was marked by different challenges. Besides hardware and software problems, the IFE providers struggled to find an efficient technological way to provide movies to aircraft – safe and not too expensive. In part 4 of our blog series on the history of IFE we take a look at how to provide the content.

History of IFE Systems: From analog to digital – a start with difficulties

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019, 9:26
The migration from analog to digital—and from linear to on-demand—is IFE’s second paradigm change which took place in the Nineties. During that time, the industry had to deal with some notable failures. Let´s remember what exactly happened back then and check out part 3 of our blog series summarizing the history of IFE.

History of IFE Systems: From communal screens to personal screens

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019, 11:23
The migration from 16mm film to 8mm film to videotape encompassed significant changes, but the first change worthy of the term “paradigm shift” in IFE is almost certainly the shift from the communal screen (overhead screen) to the personal screen. Let´s take a closer look at the history of IFE in part 2 of our blog series.

History of In-Flight Entertainment Systems: How it all began

Friday, Aug 09, 2019, 9:29
Providing living room-quality entertainment 30,000 feet above the ground is a remarkable technological achievement and one with a history of entrepreneurial and technological innovation. In this blog series we will show the history of in-flight entertainment. Let´s take a look at its beginning.