ARINC to Showcase Its Next-Generation Oi Internet Service with Interactive IFE at Aircraft Interiors Expo


September 3, 2009 – Singapore – ARINC Incorporated, a world leader in advanced aviation communications, will demonstrate its next-generation OiTM Onboard Internet Service featuring interactive In Flight Entertainment (IFE) capabilities, at Aircraft Interiors Expo-Asia, in Hong Kong, Sept. 8-10.

With the interactive capability of Oi, passengers may use their own laptops or the airline’s IFE system to surf the Internet, listen to and watch podcasts, and to keep up with the pulse of the latest sports and global news.

“Oi Onboard Internet allows airlines to take their In-Flight Entertainment offerings to the next level, with interactive web applications and the content today’s passengers want,” said Dan Pendergast, Senior Director, Airline Programs of ARINC’s Asia Pacific Division. “Oi empowers passengers with the ability to send important e-mails and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time during their flight.”

Oi Onboard Internet Service is fully customizable by each airline, allowing carriers to build differentiated In-Flight Entertainment services for a better customer experience. The flexible Oi offerings can include combinations of free and paid content. In addition, airlines can explore a range of passenger payment options including credit cards. The flexibility of Oi gives airlines the full benefit of a high quality, optimal IFE experience for their passengers.

“We developed Oi to provide the next generation of onboard interactivity and IFE content for airlines and their passengers, through partnerships with leading content providers and hardware manufacturers, and making use of our own expertise in airline communications,” continued Pendergast. “Ultimately, this advance is about empowering passengers to connect and communicate with people in real time, any time.”

ARINC will demonstrate Oi’s capabilities along with other innovative IFE services that provide passengers with instantaneous communications and live news updates in a user-friendly format. Demonstrations will be at ARINC’s Booth 9B42, in Hall 9 at Expo-Asia, Sept. 8-10. Aircraft Interiors Expo-Asia, Hong Kong is the regional showcase for IFE, connectivity, and passenger services, and the leading venue in the Asia Pacific region for the aircraft interiors industry.

ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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