FDS launches mobile app for do Capsule

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FDS Avionics is introducing a new mobile app for the FDS do Experience. The app is designed to enhance passengers’ wireless experience on an aircraft equipped with a do Capsule. The free app is available now for iOS and Android.

The app makes the do Experience’s map more interactive. Without the app, users must access the do Capsule via a web browser. Passengers will now be able to explore the surrounding map by swiping their touchscreen tablets or smartphones. The app uses Auto Discovery to locate and connect to the do Capsule.

The FDS do Experience app has a more streamlined interface. It does not show an address bar like a browser would. Users can customize the interface by moving information elements around the screen. Additionally, the new app has an autoplay feature that cycles through map and information screens. The autoplay can be synced with the map on a bulkhead display.

The do Capsule is the core of the do Experience, which includes IFE options including DRM-compliant movies, music, photos, business productivity features, a moving map and more. Connected to a wi-fi router, the do Capsule streams content to passengers in flight. FDS says the do Capsule has PMA and will be ready to ship in early December 2016.

Because content is stored on the do Capsule (mounted within the aircraft and attached to a wi-fi router), an internet connection is not necessary. Content is stored on two 1TB removable solid-state drives. The first drive is included and can be loaded with personal content. An optional second drive can be added to accommodate a subscription service for fully licensed content.

Users can stream to any device with iOS, Android or Windows operating systems. Up to eight passengers can enjoy discrete streaming content, including video, audio, images and productivity files. The worldwide moving map and video content can be played back to a bulkhead monitor. The do Capsule also has the ability to interface with Smart Cabin, FDS’s CMS, enabling users to control cabin amenities, video, audio and other features through the wireless interface.

July 6, 2016

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