WAUKEGAN, Ill., October 9, 2017 - Telefonix PDT™, a leader in design, development and manufacturing of in-flight entertainment and connectivity hardware, introduces the Encompass™ All-In-One Server, a full featured, portable, in-flight entertainment (IFE) server to the business aviation market at the National Business Aviation Association Annual Convention and Exhibition this week in Las Vegas, NV. The Encompass unit is the most robust portable IFE option on the market, providing the ability to stream videos, music and more for a fully operational flight day on a single charge.
This product offers an ideal solution for the business aviation market as well as regional aircraft operators, as it provides a seamless entertainment experience in the air. The Encompass server enables owners and operators to deliver on passengers’ expectations without the expense and certification requirements of a fully embedded system.
The portable server is a hardware only solution designed with 1 TB of data storage (SSD), 12+ hours of battery life, and an enterprise class wireless access point. This open architecture system allows content service providers, airlines, owners or operators to customize software to fit their individual needs. In addition to its content streaming ability, the product also offers an onboard cellular radio that enables data transmission of credit card transactions and data analytics in flight, which is ideal for regional aircraft operators.
“In the portable IFE marketplace, the business model is key,” said Alan Manns, Director of Aerospace Business Development. “Whether the expectation is to provide top quality content or revenue generation, our hardware provides rock solid performance that supports it all.”
The Encompass All-In-One Server can be utilized in myriad applications and the portable unit is easily transferred from one aircraft to another, making it an ideal solution for any aircraft where expensive embedded systems are not economical or necessary.
“We saw a niche in the market where we could leverage our extensive knowledge of the in-flight entertainment and connectivity space and offer a hardware-only portable solution,” said Manns. “Our final product is a powerful solution enabling IFE that rivals a fully embedded system.”
The Telefonix PDT team will be exhibiting at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Conference in Las Vegas on October 10-12, 2017. Stop by booth C12238 to learn more about the Encompass All-In-One Server.