– 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.

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

Long Beach, California | 18 September 2012| — The RAVEOLUTION has reached all the way to Iceland as Icelandair with support from Icelandair Technical Services has become the latest airline to select The IMS Company’s RAVE™ “seat-centric” inflight entertainment system for installation on its B757 aircraft. The aircraft integration and FAA certification of the RAVE™ system will be accomplished by Icelandair Technical Services, with the first installation scheduled to commence in early 2013.

Icelandair brings the total number of airlines to choose RAVE to eleven and adds their 757 aircraft to the nearly 160 aircraft that are currently on order.
“Icelandair has built a system of outstanding flight services between Iceland and other countries, and our agreement with RAVE now allows us to continue to build on that system by equipping our flights with an outstanding passenger experience inside the cabin,” said Helgi Már Björgvinsson, Icelandair SVP for Sales and Marketing.

Icelandair cited several reasons why they chose RAVE; among them the innovative design approach providing increased reliability, lower weight and a significantly lower cost of ownership. Of particular note is that Icelandair is the tenth airline to choose the RAVE standard GUI. IMS has brought a fresh approach to the passenger interface and have been successful in providing airlines like Icelandair a way to uniquely “brand” the GUI while providing them the advantages of mature software that has been “flight tested” by the larger RAVE customer base.

“The GUI provides a diverse passenger base with a familiar and intuitive way to interact with RAVE”, says Harry Gray, VP of Sales and Marketing for IMS. “Our standard approach allows us to offer a growing list of features to our current and future customers at a fraction of the cost and in less time than traditional IFE systems”, says IMS CTO, Steve Hawkins.

RAVE’s new concept in IFE goes beyond simply providing a seat centric architecture; IMS also brings an innovative approach to software development which lowers cost, reduces development times and helps ensure successful product launches.

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.