Flight Display Systems has launched the do Capsule, the core of the do Experience IFE solution, which offers DRM-compliant movies, music, photos, productivity features and a moving map.
The do Capsule, which has PMA, is mounted in the aircraft. Content can be 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 new content subscription service, with fully licensed content. When connected to a wi-fi router, the do Capsule streams content wirelessly to VIP passengers in flight, without the need for an internet connection.
Users can stream to tablets, laptops and smartphones – any device with an iOS, Android or Windows operating system. As many as eight passengers can each access discrete streaming content, including video, audio, images and productivity files. In addition, worldwide moving map and video content can be played back to a bulkhead monitor.
The company also offers Media Organizer software to optimize the experience. Using a Windows computer, the Media Organizer aggregates video and audio files from a user’s personal library. Media Organizer attaches meta data to video and music files before transferring the files to the 1TB removable solid-state drive. Passengers can search for content based on title, description, running time, ratings and reviews.
The do Capsule can also interface with Smart Cabin, FDS’ CMS, enabling users to control cabin amenities, video, audio and other features through the wireless interface.
In other news, Flight Display Systems has unveiled an IFE content subscription service called do 360, also part of the do Experience. It includes movies, television, music, ebooks, magazines and games – all digital rights managed and provided in cooperation with major studios and content publishers.
The movie selection includes the latest Hollywood blockbusters, classic titles and independent films. Flight Display Systems says its relationships with all the major Hollywood studios and distributors ensure that its inflight movie lineup is always DRM compliant, current, diverse and interesting.
With thousands of programs and licensed content from hundreds of global distributors, do 360 will also provide passengers with a wide-ranging selection of TV shows in all genres from around the world. In terms of audio, Flight Display Systems says do 360 covers every genre of music from all over the world, including pop, classical, chill-out, easy listening and jazz. The solution also allows passengers to read digital publications wirelessly on their portable devices.
The do 360 solution is the highest of three tiers, offering hundreds of movies, television shows, songs, ebooks, magazines and games. do 180 delivers movies, television shows, music and magazines, while do 90 provides movies, television shows and music.
The content will arrive every other month on a solid-state drive, which inserts into the do Capsule. Apple, Android and Windows users will need a special application to view DRM content.
December 11, 2015