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BoardConnect: Run the future, not cables

BoardConnect is our wireless in-flight entertainment platform which enables you to configure an individualized IFE system adapted to your content and design requirements. There are virtually no limits to the range of services that can be integrated on the platform. BoardConnect is very flexible in terms of functionality and operation encompassing an audio- and video-on-demand entertainment system, streaming wirelessly to passengers’ own Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. The modular setup of our system also includes the integration of multiple additional services such as in-flight shopping, electronic magazines, seat-to-seat chat functionalities or multiplayer games – all accessible through the browser or a single app on mobile devices.

With the new Seat Integrated Tablet Solution, we are expanding the diverse configuration options for the BoardConnect platform. High-resolution audio and video content can now be streamed over WiFi not only to passenger devices but also to tablets integrated in the seat. The new solution is fully compatible with the existing platform and in-seat devices can be easily exchanged or replaced, allowing you to remain in step with the latest tablet developments.

Norbert Müller, Senior Vice President BoardConnect at Lufthansa Systems: “We are taking the next big step with the BoardConnect platform and offering a new configuration option. Even airlines which prefer a seat-integrated IFE solution will now be able to bring trends in the entertainment industry into their aircraft. With our product, they can integrate the latest tablets in their seats without going through lengthy approval and certification procedures. Outdated in-flight entertainment is a thing of the past.”

The system can also provide full access to the Internet should the aircraft be equipped with a broadband connection. Passengers can surf the web during their flight, write e-mails or stay in touch with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

Besides enriching passengers’ travel experience BoardConnect also makes cabin crews’ live easier and increases your business options: During a flight, airlines can communicate with their passengers while generating additional revenues at the same time. Cabin announcements can be customized based on information about a passenger’s connecting flights or frequent flyer status. Guests can order food and drinks, shop  or follow a moving map with points of interest (POI) relating to specific topics or highlights on the ground.

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