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Lufthansa Systems presents new modules for its IFE platform

Posted 28 October 2016 · Add Comment

Lufthansa Systems presented new modules for its multi-award-winning BoardConnect inflight entertainment platform at APEX in Singapore this week.

These include an innovative sound experience and a new Moving Map. 

“Airlines are constantly striving to make the passenger experience even more pleasant and varied. We are therefore interested in continually expanding the range of entertainment and service options offered by our BoardConnect platform,” said Norbert Müller, senior vice president BoardConnect at Lufthansa Systems.  

With the new Virtual Sound module, passengers can enjoy a cinema-like sound experience while watching movies on board – on their own smartphones or tablets, regardless of the type of headphones they use. Lufthansa Systems is working with various technology partners whose solutions simulate a virtual surround sound to boost the excitement and drama of blockbusters. 

Along with the latest films, one of the most popular inflight entertainment offers is the Moving Map.  

“Travellers like to know where they are currently flying and how far it is to their destination,” said Müller.  “The new Moving Map gives passengers a virtual view out the window. Instead of displaying the route in 2D on an atlas map, the landscape is now shown from a realistic perspective, as if you were actually flying over the mountains, rivers and cities. Passengers can also switch between the window view and the cockpit view, which allows them to virtually see the landscape from the pilotsʼ perspective.” 

Airlines that opt for the wireless BoardConnect IFE platform can offer their passengers varied entertainment on the passengersʼ own devices, avoiding complicated installation and certification procedures. Depending on their target groups and needs, airlines can choose from a wide range of entertainment options including movies, TV shows and audio programs as well as shopping opportunities and destination guides.  

These new optional product features are available to customers as of now.

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