APEX Hong Kong and Utah | November 3, 2014– digEcor is enthusiastic to announce the launch of the digEplayer L7 on Australian charter operator Alliance Airlines.

Perth passengers flying aboard Alliance Airline’s fleet of F100 and F70 aircraft can now access personalised, on-demand entertainment using the digEplayer L7. digEcor will also deliver content integration services to ensure a wide range of regional and global entertainment options for passengers.

“We are pleased to partner with digEcor to bring a new and exciting Inflight Entertainment (IFE) program to our passengers,” said Russell Bryant, Alliance Airlines General Manager, Western Australia. “We endeavor to deliver best-in-class service to our passengers and adding the digEplayer to our IFE offering helps us meet those goals,” he said. “Key to selection were digEcor’s affordability and ability to respond to our project timeline.”

digEcor President APAC Laurie Barns commented, “We have been working closely with the team at Alliance Airlines to assemble a solution that best fits their unique requirements,” he said. “We’re committed to upholding Alliance Airlines’ standard of excellence and delivering an exceptional IFE option to their passengers.”

For more information on the digEplayer or services provided by digEcor, visit representatives at the APEX Hong Kong conference held at the Regal Hotel on 3-4 November 2014 or find digEcor online at www.digEcor.com.

As we noted in the IFExpress Blog during the WAEA/APEX Conference, the folks at digEcor displayed production versions of their L7 (Lefeel) portable units and they looked ready for primetime. Now called the digEplayer L Series, the units boast a 7” and a 10” screen respectively. The OS is built on Linux and we should mention the L10 specs are still in the development phase.

The digEplayer L Series, a family of handheld inflight entertainment solutions, first debuted as a prototype at the 2009 WAEA Annual Conference. Since then, the digEplayer L7 has been ordered by, and delivered to airlines around the world. The L7 uses a 7-inch capacitive touch screen and an optical mouse. The mouse, which measures only 8 mm across, allows the user to easily navigate menus and select content instead of using the touch screen. Both are active on the device. digEcor told IFExpress, “We have long believed that a custom solution for airlines offers the flexibility, quality, and low cost that airlines require. By manufacturing a proprietary device, we are able to avoid the complications that a consumer product incurs and it delivers precisely what airlines need. Also, the digEplayer L7 has studio approval for content,” said digEcor President Brad Heckel. At this year’s APEX event, the digEcor team also announced the launch of Mill Creek Shoppe – an inflight shopping solution that is a digEcor shopping portal with fulfillment services provided by a 3rd party company.

As digEcor has made several deal announcements of late, we thought we’d provide a brief recap of the airlines that have begun, or will begin, flying the digEplayer L7 shortly. Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium was the first to fly L7s. Thomas Cook Technical Director Patrick Lamonte stated, “Our passengers appreciate the design and functionality of the digEplayer…” Azerbaijan Airlines and Wataniya Airways both cited that the combination of a quality product, competitive price, and great support from the digEcor team were the key factors in selecting the digEplayer L7. Most recently, Danish Charter Operator Jet Time, in cooperation with Inflight Media, also ordered the L7 because of the flexible commercial financing options. digEcor is also reportedly in negotiations with several other airlines. So keep an eye out for further news.

While discussing the advertising opportunities on the device for smaller or regional advertisers, digEcor hinted at an associate model in the works. Our guess is independent, 3rd party advertising service providers or aggregators will be packaged in content service offerings along with player sales/lease/rental deals.

To download the digEplayer L7 brochure with specs, just click here.

SAN DIEGO, CA, June 22, 2010 – e.Digital Corporation (OTC: EDIG), a leading innovator of dedicated portable entertainment systems and patented flash memory-related technology, announced today the delivery of eVU™ portable in flight entertainment (IFE) systems pursuant to an initial eVU systems and services order from SriLankan Airlines. To date, more than 30 airlines have made dedicated portable systems powered by e.Digital technology their in flight entertainment choice.

As the national air carrier of Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines serves 49 destinations in 31 countries in Europe, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and the Far East. Major destinations for SriLankan Airlines modern all Airbus fleet include London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, and Dubai.

e.Digital’s proprietary studio-approved eVU portable entertainment system features a multi-language, customizable, passenger-friendly interface and an industry-leading 20+ hours of continuous video playback from a single battery charge. eVU is available in both 7″ and 8″ high resolution LCD screens with 160 GB to 200 GB of rugged and reliable storage for many hours of movies, television shows, music, specialty programming and games. eVU is the most reliable dedicated long play portable IFE product available today and integrates the latest in battery safety features through its removable “Smart” rechargeable high capacity battery pack.

“We chose e.Digital because of their reputation of providing a rugged, high quality IFE product and excellent customer service,” said Capt. Milinda Ratnayake, Head of Service Delivery, SriLankan Airlines.

“We welcome SriLankan Airlines as the newest eVU customer and the first airline to exclusively use our touch screen systems,” remarked Fred Falk, president and CEO of e.Digital. “We’re pleased that after their thorough evaluation, SriLankan Airlines selected our eVU systems and services over other portable IFE offerings for their passenger entertainment.”