• Minimising CID whilst bringing power and data to the passenger

AIX Hamburg and the Isle of Wight | April 2015– AIX 2015 will see IFPL launch its new Reversible USB power and data module; for providing at-seat Portable Electronic Device (PED) power for charging and data transfer without requiring modification or recertification of existing seats.

Research shows that over 90% of passengers take PED’s onboard and this new product from IFPL combines USB charging and data transfer capability in one industry standard module that can be easily incorporated into line-fit aircraft or as a retrofit onto existing fleets.

David Thomas, Head of Business Development at IFPL comments, “This latest product is a simple and quick fit, making flat batteries a thing of the past for travellers and lets the passenger truly connect with the IFE.”

In addition to charging PED’s, full data transfer capability allows system wide IFE integration for improved passenger personalisation. Another innovative feature of this solution is the customisable light guide within each unit where the colour can be adjusted to support not only night time flying but also align with an airlines brand identity.

As you would expect from IFPL, the simple but clever design of the new Reversible USB module ensures its high reliability; having been tested to over 60,000 insertions, in addition to minimising Customer Induced Damage (CID) through its reversible insertion capability.