AIX 2012 Pre-Show Special Edition


• Astronics –
• Booth Number: 6D30
Astronics, the world leader of intelligently managed, in-seat power systems, continues to innovate and meet the increasing demand for its patented, EmPower® products as more passengers carry onboard a multitude of powered devices. In support of this demand, Astronics responded with their latest industry leading EmPower® in-seat power system which produces up to 200VA for each passenger. This cutting edge system also includes a Universal Serial Bus (USB) power output for charging passenger devices such as smart phones, iPods, cameras, and other standard +5 Volt DC devices.
Dennis Markert, Director New Business Development at Astronics, will be participating in a panel discussion on In-Seat Power at the APEX Education Session on Monday, March 26th.
• Contact: Dennis Markert – +1.425.442.8195 –
Astronics is hoping to have a press release out just prior to the show. Currently it is in review at the customer. Watch your email inbox.

• Thales In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity
• Booth Number: 6B20
Thales, leader in in-flight entertainment & connectivity brings amazing new seat innovations designed around passenger comfort and the flying experience. On demonstration, the Thales Award Winning TopSeries AVANT system will show new applications and GUI features never seen before. The system’s acclaimed Touch Passenger Media Unit will reveal the latest multi-task functionality for unsurpassed convenience at the seat. In partnership with Siemens, Thales adds to the scalability of TopSeries AVANT with wireless streaming media to a wide range of passenger devices. Important to see is TopConnect, the Thales suite of Connectivity solutions for ground & air communications. Come See Us!
• Contact: Lori Krans –

• digEcor, Inc –
• Booth Number: 6F17
We will be showing a range of solutions from both digEcor and our partner Lefeel Media Technology. We’ve been working behind the scenes on several development projects and are anxious to show them off. Stop on by!
• Contact:

4. IMS
• The IMS Company –
• Booth Number: 6B15
We will be demonstrating RAVE (embedded AVOD system) and EDGE (a premium portable media player) products at the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany (27 – 29 March). We increased our booth size by about one-third that allows us more space to demonstrate our products and provide more comfort for the attendees. We will again have examples of RAVE installed in a premium and economy class seat on our booth, as well as examples of RAVE installed in various seat suppliers exhibits as well.

The IMS Company had its best year ever in 2011. Major accomplishments include:
· First delivery of RAVE, our new AVOD IFE system
· First installation, certification and inaugural flights for RAVE – 3 airlines and 5 aircraft were put in service in December 2011
· First delivery (6,000 units) of EDGE, our new Portable Media Player based on using the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Android operating system
· AS9100 and ISO 9001 Certification

To date, eight (8) airlines have selected RAVE, for retrofit installations on A330, A340, B747, B767 and B777. Aircraft Certifications include: EASA, FAA, Transport Canada. We are integrating with ten (10) different seat suppliers, and we expect to have almost 30 aircraft flying by mid-2012.

Based on the success we experienced in 2011, we expect to add new customers for RAVE that should allow us to (at least) double our customer base and backlog. We are anticipating making announcements for (at least) one more new customer during the Aircraft Interiors Expo.
• Contact: Harry Gray, Vice President Sales & Marketing – Mobile Phone: +1 (714) 683-3793

• Bose Corporation
• Booth Number: 6F10
Bose will demonstrate its award winning QuietComfort® 3 and QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones
• Contact: Hratch Astarjian,, 508-766-4075

• Lumexis Corporation –
• Booth Number – 6H40 HALL 6

Lumexis, the pioneer and worldwide leader of Fiber-To-The-Screen® (FTTS®) technology for inflight entertainment solutions, now offers WiPax™, a data delivery system that allows for delivery of video and data to your passengers Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs). Or simply stated… IFE to your PED™.

Our FTTS IFE system is high in capacity, light in weight, and provides unmatched reliability and redundancy. And… with the introduction of WiPax™, Lumexis provides you an integrated, turnkey end-to-end solution for your inflight entertainment needs.

Lumexis® announces WiPAX™… IFE to your PED™

It’s that time of year again, and it would be our pleasure to see you at Aircraft Interiors EXPO.

So come on by! Experience our new wireless data delivery system.

WiPAX is a terrific complement to our lightweight, technologically advanced Fiber-To-The-Screen® (FTTS®) in-seat IFEC offering, and we have no doubt you will agree… Lumexis is the future of inflight entertainment.
• Contact: Rich Salter, +1 949 486 7003 or Carolyn Meyer, +1 917 912 3953.

• IFPL –
• Booth Number: 6A42
IFPL is an award winning international design and manufacturing company based in the UK. IFPL specialises in tailored engineering passenger connection solutions for the Global Passenger Entertainment Industry.
In addition to helpful and knowledgeable staff on stand 6A40 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, we will have four fantastic products. They are the:
1. Self-Testing Jack
With short turnaround times, aircraft maintenance personnel have to work quickly and efficiently. No airline wants to find that passengers cannot access audio on their IFE system, so broken audio jacks have to be identified and fixed.

Currently to test a jack the maintenance staff have to plug a headset into each jack to check them, with our new Self-testing jack, all they have to do to check the jacks are working is send a test audio tone through the existing IFE system, then walk through the cabin and visually check the jacks at a glance. There is a small indicator on the front of each jack that tells you if it’s working or not.

The clever design of the Self-Testing jack is that the LED indication is only powered by the audio, no separate power feed to the jack is necessary making this a fantastic jack for retrofit as no seat re-cabling is needed.

The key features are that it’s:
• • Indicator gives quick & easy system check
• • Every jack can be checked with just a glance
• • Saves money on maintenance cost
2. Breakaway Jack
IFPL has developed a new version of it’s highly successful Long Life™ jack. Reliable and robust audio jacks are a must if you want to ensure passenger satisfaction. With the Breakaway jack, a new type of special low cost plug allows 90° breakaway of the headset – without damage to either the headset or the seat jack.
Key features:
• • Reduced headset breakage
• • Save money
• • Accepts regular headset plugs
3. Near Field Communication
Technology is being developed to allow (with the use of security) passengers to make easy non-cash purchases on-board and pay for the ancillary revenue purchases such as movies or music. This opens up the option for airlines to increase their revenue streams through simple payment for on board sales.

IFPL has developed a device which enables quick simple “tap-screen” payments on-board. The system can also include a chip and pin reader to increase the payment options.

Key features:
• • Quick & easy payment systems
• • Link to loyalty programs
• • Personalise travel experience

4. New Modular Passenger Control Unit
This versatile PCU can be configured to suit your requirements for passengers. This PCU provides a long lasting, flexible and reliable passenger interface.

Key features:
• • Easy maintenance – if one module is damaged it can easily be replaced
• • Configurable to customer requirement
• • Future proof – more or different modules can be added when needed.
• Contact: Neil Thomas is IFPL’s Business Development Manager, he can be contacted by phone at [44] (778) 698-7454 or by email @

We will showcase four fantastic connectivity solutions at the show. Prepare for the future and get the right connections from IFPL!

• GeoRadio –
• Booth Number: 6B20 (Thales)
GeoRadio is a totally new idea in IFE: a location-triggered audio channel. Passengers hear stories about the land as they pass over it. Come to the Thales stand, sit down, and listen to what a moving map can sound like.
• Contact: Peter Nissen: In Hamburg, call or text U.S. 323-309-5289. Email:
Bring the magic back into flying. Give your passengers GeoRadio.

• Goodrich Corporation –
• Booth Number: 6G30

Goodrich will be exhibiting its products and services with a new tradeshow booth
displaying its aircraft lighting, VIP seating, life rafts and IFE head end video and
audio servers.

Goodrich was recently selected to retrofit LED runway turnoff (RTO) lights on Lufthansa’s fleet of A319/A320/A321 aircraft. The improved lights will be integrated in the aircraft nose landing gear in two locations, offering better illumination and significantly improved reliability to reduce airline operating costs. Additionally, due to the plug and play design, the LED lights are easy to install in 15 minutes or less. The order for the Lufthansa A320 family fleet will be accomplished at Goodrich Lighting Systems’ facility in Lippstadt, Germany.

Goodrich recently received an STC for the new VE-801HDD video reproducer
unit designed for multiple aircraft platforms and first installed on the A330. The unit, a plug and play replacement for existing VTR units in multideck installations,has been installed on Gulf Air’s A330-300 aircraft. Goodrich will also be displaying the new VE-801SDi, a solid state video reproducer which reproduces MPEG1, 2 and 4 content, including Early Window content.

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information, visit
• Contact: Dan Vargas, Account Manager, Global Customer Management, Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems; tel: +1 323 837 2717;

Hermann Koch, Business Development Manager, Goodrich Interiors Lighting Systems; tel: +49- (0) 172-574-7748

10. VT Miltope
• Booth Number: 6D10
Miltope’s family of network products offer the required functionality necessary to create custom airborne networks similar to how office networks are created. Designed to be readily expanded, they may be configured to define a network that optimizes the combination of interfaces and computing resources to meet the operational, spatial, and functional requirements of simple to complex airborne networks at a minimum cost. Products include servers, Ethernet switches and routers, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless access points, TWLU wireless bridging from an aircraft LAN to a ground LAN, ARINC 744 network printers and ARINC740 cockpit printer, cabin control panels, and data storage devices.
• Markus Gilges, Mobile: +44 (7793) 75 87 55, Email:

Not enough budget for your highly strung cabin product plans? Don’t despair! One thing will be certain, a wireless architecture is essential for any future inflight entertainment and communication service. VT Miltope provides the backbone to wireless cabin architectures. Come and see us on booth 6D10!

• KID-Systeme –
• Booth Number: Hall B6, stand# 6D15
Aircraft Interiors Expo 2012- 3 full days to explore the KID-Systeme world and discover newest technologies in Hamburg.
• Contact: Maren Muente, email:

12. Gogo
• Gogo –
• Booth Number : 6F91. (Hall B6, Row F).
Gogo will be there presenting its international capabilities as well as its streaming video solution – Gogo Vision
• Contact: Julie Pacino – 949-981-0947

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