[Avionics Magazine 12-7-2016] Lufthansa Technik has formed a new partnership with Satcom Direct aimed at providing business jet operators with cabin-based access to movies and television shows. Initially available on aircraft equipped with Lufthansa Technik’s Cabin Management Systems (CMS), content is delivered via a portable memory device that connects directly to the CMS. No internet connection is required onboard to view the content, and new movies and shows will be added on a monthly basis.
A Lufthansa Technik engineer modifying the interior of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). Photo: Gregor Schläger / Lufthansa Technik AG.
By mid-2017, the system will be available for all IFE/CMS platforms via the nicemedia Smartbox, powered by Satcom Direct. The system will enable passengers to view content via the cabin monitors or stream to personal electronic devices including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets.