Monday, September 28, 2015
ViaSat Receives FAA Certificate for In-Cabin Distribution System
The ViaSat in-cabin distribution system bridges the company's antenna system to the IFE system in order to provide full Internet connectivity with streaming capabilities to all passenger devices, and complete distribution of broadcast TV over satellite to the onboard seatback display. The ViaSat system consists of a Network Access Unit (NAU), wireless access points inside the cabin, and cabling to interface between the satellite terminal and the IFEC system. The system, deployed by ViaSat on Virgin America, provides both Internet connectivity and broadcast TV across ViaSat's Ka-band and hybrid Ka-/Ku-band terminals. The ViaSat in-cabin distribution system was designed to be universal and interface with different IFE systems.