Gabon Airlines Launches The IMS Company Portables in 2nd Quarter


March 24, 2009 (Brea, CA)—Gabon Airlines, based in Libreville, Gabon, will launch portable media players from The IMS Company in the second quarter of 2009 on routes from Libreville to France, the Congo, and South Africa in Business and Economy classes in an agreement made by IMS with Paris-based Groupe Nesse on behalf of Gabon Airlines, according to Harry Gray, IMS’ vice president sales and marketing.

The PAV-705 seven-inch touchscreen players will be utilized on B767 aircraft and will provide seven feature-length movies and video programming totaling 18 and a half hours, as well as audio content and games. The privately-owned airline began in November 2006.The IMS Company is providing the portable media players and accessories, the ground-based infrastructure, and turnkey content management services.

The IMS Company, the leading provider of portable entertainment solutions in the inflight entertainment industry, will be exhibiting their products in Hall B6, space #6B10 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, March 31 to April 2 in Hamburg, Germany.

About The IMS Company:

Founded in 1996, The IMS Company is an entertainment and communications solutions provider in the travel industry and a systems and software solutions provider to the aerospace industry and the military. IMS serves more than twenty commercial airlines with portable entertainment, wireless communications, and content management services, as well as the provision of advanced systems and software engineering support in the development and deployment of the latest in inflight entertainment, cabin avionics, and media distribution systems. IMS also provides engineering services and software development services to unmanned vehicles and software-defined radios. IMS has expanded into the provisioning of content services and hardware solutions for business aviation, rental car, rail passenger, and related markets reaching the traveling public. In 2008, IMS was named the 14th fastest-growing privately-held company in technology-heavy Orange County, California by the Orange County Business Journal, up from the 24th fastest-growing in the 2007 survey.

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