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2017: IFExpress & Reader Predictions

2017: IFExpress & Reader Predictions

This issue of IFExpress always always raises a few feathers so let’s get started with some IFExpress predictions, then we will present the inputs from folks who were willing to provide their names, and finally, those who wish to remain anonymous will contribute as well. We should probably note that not all predictions landed in the... [Read more]

Predictions In Your Pocket Review – Part 2

Predictions In Your Pocket Review – Part 2

We started the first installment of our 2016’s predictions review in last week’s issue, so here is Part 2, or the wrap-up, from last year’s crystal ball – you can see how we did: A) Beacons: While last year we wrote about the future of beacon technology to be used in airports and on baggage, the market did not grow... [Read more]

Happy New Year – 2017

Happy New Year – 2017

Well, well, another year has passed and IFExpress is now in it’s our 25th year and we still love the craziness of this entertainment and connectivity based aircraft business; albeit, it is getting harder to stay current with all the ups (and downs) of technology, personal preference, and airline profit-making. According to IATA, in 2015... [Read more]

APEX Interviews with Thales and Bose

APEX Interviews with Thales and Bose

News From Thales: IFExpress came away from our time at the Thales Booth in Singapore with a number of highlights that are outlined below: 1) First, in September of this year Thales announced their relationship with SES to provide a dedicated connectivity service over the Americas that will be optimized for the commercial aviation industry.... [Read more]

Telefonix PDT and Other Noteworthy News

Telefonix PDT and Other Noteworthy News

Telefonix PDT: Telefonix PDT(TM) announced that they now have an STC for  Boeing 737NG – 700, 800 & 900 aircraft types for both the CabinPinnacle(TM) server and CabinACe(TM)wireless access point. The STC was just awarded prior to APEX in Singapore, and we understand that Kaiser Charter was the first installation completed in October.... [Read more]

More From Singapore APEX

More From Singapore APEX

Zii:  This week’s Zodiac Inflight Innovations (Zii) rectangle should give you an idea of the relative growth of RAVE AVOD customers over the past year or so. RAVE’s sales and marketing Guru, Harry Gray told IFExpress at APEX: “It has been a good year. In the last ninety days, we have acquired six new RAVE customers.” It should... [Read more]

Big Data and More Show Stuff!

Big Data and More Show Stuff!

As the weeks pass after a show like the recent APEX in Singapore, it is easy to start thinking about the next one; however, IFExpress will try to continue to cover some of the more important show participants and their new products, accomplishments, and sales. Importantly, a post show head cold and a recent election has caused focus issues... [Read more]

Panasonic, Rockwell Collins, Inmarsat, and more…

Panasonic, Rockwell Collins, Inmarsat, and more…

Before we get into more Singapore IFEC stuff we wanted to mention that next year’s APEX EXPO 2017 will be held on September 25 – 28 in Long Beach, CA USA. Check out the APEX website for more info. Now, on to APEX in Singapore: Panasonic While this year’s Panasonic booth was a blend of the “Cool Room” and the regular product... [Read more]