Omni Air International selects The IMS Company’s seat-centric RAVE IFE system on B777 aircraft


– Joins a growing list of airlines as momentum for seat-centric IFE continues to grow

Long Beach, California | September 19, 2012– The RAVEOLUTION continues as Omni Air International becomes the latest airline to select The IMS Company’s RAVE™ “seat-centric” inflight entertainment system for installation on its fleet of B777 aircraft. The first installation is scheduled to commence in early 2013.
Omni Air International brings the total number of airlines to choose RAVE to twelve and adds their B777 aircraft to the almost 200 aircraft that are currently on order.

“We wanted a system that added value to our product and provided us with a simple but innovative IFE solution”, stated David Gantner, Sr. Director Maintenance, of Omni Air. He went on to say, “We chose RAVE because it provided the most reliable solution at the lowest cost to own and operate which is a key factor for a charter airline like OAI.”

Omni Air International is part of a growing number of airlines that believe in the IMS vision for an IFE system with a completely fresh approach and an affordable price tag. Understanding RAVE is as simple as understanding what the name stands for; Reliable, Affordable and Very Easy, says Harry Gray, VP Sales and Marketing for IMS. RAVE’s architecture is different; seat centric instead of a traditional server centric model. RAVE’s seat centric architecture has only a few LRU’s which, at its core, make it reliable, light weight and low-power. Additionally, in RAVE’s unique architecture, each seat display is a fully autonomous entertainment system providing all the features of much more complex, traditional server based systems without single points of failure. IMS took the strategic anchor of reliability even further when they leveraged their past experience with portable IFE and introduced the first dockable seat display unit that could be replaced by a flight attendant – in flight – in seconds – with a simple key.

The airlines acceptance of the RAVE™ vision gives The IMS Company an opportunity to show why they are an innovation leader with 16 years of experience in the IFE industry.

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