do EXPERIENCE even better with the app

We are introducing a new free app for iOS and Android that further enhances the user experience aboard a do CAPSULE enabled aircraft.

The FDS do EXPERIENCE app has a more streamlined interface. It does not show an address bar like a browser would. Users can customize the interface by moving information elements around the screen. Additionally, the new app has an autoplay feature which cycles through map and information screens. The autoplay can be synced with the map on a bulkhead display.

About the do CAPSULE

The do CAPSULE is the core of the do EXPERIENCE, a full spectrum of In-flight Entertainment options including DRM compliant movies, music, photos, business productivity, moving map, and more. Connected to a Wi-Fi router, the do CAPSULE streams content to VIP passengers in-flight. The do CAPSULE has PMA and is ready to ship in early December.

Because content is stored on the do CAPSULE (mounted within the aircraft and attached to a Wi-Fi router), an internet connection is not necessary, making this a robust, reliable, and cost-effective way to serve entertainment wirelessly. Content is stored on two 1TB removable solid-state drives. The first drive is included and can be loaded with personal content. An optional second drive can be added to accommodate a brand new content subscription service, with fully licensed content delivered to your door.

 

 

 

 

 

Users can stream to tablets, laptops, and smart phones – any device with iOS, Android, or Windows operating systems. As many as eight passengers can each enjoy discrete streaming content, including video, audio, images, and productivity files. In addition, the Worldwide Moving Map and video content can be played back to a bulkhead monitor.

 

The do CAPSULE also has the ability to interface with Smart Cabin, FDS’ Cabin Management System, enabling users to control cabin amenities, video, audio, and other features through the wireless interface for convenience and redundant operation.

FDS Introduces the Industry’s Thinnest High-Definition Displays

The new EDGE SERIES™ HD Displays for Private and Business Aircraft

Atlanta, Georgia, November 16, 2015 — FDS Avionics, a leader in Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment, and Military Special Mission solutions, is pleased to announce the EDGE SERIES™ HD, a new line of ultra-thin, full high-definition displays for business and private jets.

Answering the demand for ultra-thin, lightweight monitors, all EDGE SERIES HD models measure only one inch thin. The new high-definition displays are engineered from the ground up to meet or exceed the most rigorous standards. Additionally, the new designs are fanless, allowing for whisper quiet operation.

FDS set a milestone with the first high-definition displays for aircraft in 2007. Now, the leading designer and manufacturer of cabin electronics is surpassing the limitations of previous displays by delivering a true 1080p resolution at 60Hz. EDGE SERIES HD delivers superior picture quality with increased contrast, brightness, and brilliant color.

Initially, the displays will be available in the most popular sizes, including 17″, 22″, and 32″. The displays offer flexible installation configurations from flush to proud. An optional front bezel attaches securely and seamlessly with magnets and can be custom finished upon request.

Additional details on the EDGE SERIES HD displays will be highlighted during FDS’ press conference at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas on November 16 at 11 a.m. in Room N115. FDS team members will be on hand in Booth C7824 to demonstrate.

About FDS Avionics

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, FDS Avionics is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of cabin electronics for business and commercial aircraft. This includes Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment solutions, and ruggedized Military Special Mission displays. FDS also specializes in customized solutions for special applications requiring adherence to military and commercial specifications.

FDS Reveals New Line of Ultra-slim, Lightweight 4K Displays

The new EDGE SERIES™ 4K Displays for Private and Business Aircraft

Alpharetta, Georgia, November 16, 2015 — FDS Avionics, a leader in Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment, and Military Special Mission solutions, announced today the launch of two new EDGE SERIES™ 4K Ultra-thin, Lightweight High- definition displays.

Measuring only two inches thin, the EDGE SERIES 4K displays provide brilliant image quality, while taking up less space on an aircraft. Designed to enhance image quality with increased color accuracy, contrast, and clarity, the new displays provide a 3840 x 2160 4K resolution to precisely reproduce over one billion colors.

The EDGE SERIES 4K displays are the result of years of research and development and have been engineered from the ground up to meet and exceed the most rigorous standards. FDS first introduced 4K displays for business and private aircraft in 2013.

Initially, FDS will be launching the EDGE SERIES 4K in screen sizes 27″ and a 32″. The displays offer flexible installation configurations from flush to proud. An optional front bezel attaches securely and seamlessly with magnets and can be custom finished upon request.

Additional details on the EDGE SERIES 4K displays will be highlighted during FDS Avionics’ press conference at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas on November 16 at 11 a.m. in Room N115. FDS team members will be on hand in Booth C7824 to demonstrate.

About FDS Avionics

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, FDS Avionics is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of cabin electronics for business and commercial aircraft. This includes Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment solutions, and ruggedized Military Special Mission displays. FDS also specializes in customized solutions for special applications requiring adherence to military and commercial specifications.

Low-profile DVD Player Delivers High Impact Upgrade

FDS unveils their latest addition to In-flight Entertainment Offerings

Alpharetta, Georgia, November 16, 2015 — FDS Avionics, a leader in Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment, and Military Special Mission solutions, is pleased to announce a brand new Low-profile DVD Player for business and private jets.

The new Low-profile DVD Player provides high quality images with more than 500 lines of horizontal resolution. To save space and minimize weight, the DVD player includes a slimline design with slot load capabilities. The player can be mounted sideways. Additional features include high-quality audio and a multi-language audio option.

A second model is equipped with inputs for connecting external composite video or analog audio sources. The FD932DVD-LP-3 and FD932DVD-LP-3-AV multi-media disc players both provide a high quality audio and video experience in the cabin.

About FDS Avionics

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, FDS Avionics is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of cabin electronics for business and commercial aircraft. This includes Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment solutions, and ruggedized Military Special Mission displays. FDS also specializes in customized solutions for special applications requiring adherence to military and commercial specifications.

FDS Introduces the do CAPSULE™ Wireless Entertainment Platform for Private and Business Jets

Alpharetta, Georgia, November 16, 2015 — FDS Avionics, a leader in In-flight Entertainment and Cabin Management Systems is thrilled to announce the do CAPSULE™. The do CAPSULE is the core of the do EXPERIENCE™, a full spectrum of In-flight Entertainment options including DRM compliant movies, music, photos, business productivity, moving map, and more. Connected to a Wi-Fi router, the do CAPSULE streams content to VIP passengers in- flight. The do CAPSULE has PMA and is ready to ship in early December.

Because content is stored on the do CAPSULE (mounted within the aircraft and attached to a Wi-Fi router), an internet connection is not necessary, making this a robust, reliable, and cost- effective way to serve entertainment wirelessly. Content is stored on two 1TB removable solid- state drives. The first drive is included and can be loaded with personal content. An optional second drive can be added to accommodate a brand new content subscription service, with fully licensed content delivered to your door.

Users can stream to tablets, laptops, and smart phones – any device with iOS, Android, or Windows operating systems. As many as eight passengers can each enjoy discrete streaming content, including video, audio, images, and productivity files. In addition, the Worldwide Moving Map and video content can be played back to a bulkhead monitor.

The user experience is further optimized with the Media Organizer software. Using a Windows computer, the Media Organizer aggregates video and audio files from a user’s personal library. Media Organizer attaches meta data to video and music files before transferring the files to the 1TB removable solid-state drive. Passengers have the convenience of searching for content based on title, description, running time, ratings, and reviews.

The do CAPSULE also has the ability to interface with Smart Cabin, FDS’ Cabin Management System, enabling users to control cabin amenities, video, audio, and other features through the wireless interface for convenience and redundant operation.

Additional details about the do CAPSULE wireless streaming media platform and the subscription-based content service will be highlighted during FDS Avionics’ press conference at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas on November 16 at 11 a.m. in Room N115. FDS team members will be on hand in Booth C7824 to demonstrate.

About FDS Avionics

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, FDS Avionics is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of cabin electronics for business and commercial aircraft. This includes Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment solutions, and ruggedized Military Special Mission displays. FDS also specializes in customized solutions for special applications requiring adherence to military and commercial specifications.

FDS Unveils 360 Degrees of Entertainment with Content Subscription Service for Private and Business Jets

Alpharetta, Georgia, November 16, 2015FDS Avionics, a leader in In-flight Entertainment and Cabin Management Systems, is thrilled to announce do 360™, a subscription-based entertainment solution for private air travel. do 360 is part of the do EXPERIENCE™, allowing VIP passengers to do it all in-flight. do 360 includes movies, television, music, ebooks, magazines, and games. All content is digital rights managed and provided in cooperation with major studios and content publishers. FDS’ goal is to provide a full spectrum of entertainment options to VIP passengers.

do 360 gives passengers an extensive selection of in-flight movies. Enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbusters, and classic titles, and independent films. Relationships with all major Hollywood studios and distributors ensure that our in-flight movie lineup is always DRM compliant, current, diverse, and interesting.

With thousands of programs and licensed content from hundreds of global distributors, do 360 will also provide passengers with a wide-ranging selection of TV shows in all genres from around the world.

No matter what their tastes, passengers can immerse themselves in the on-board audio experience. do 360 covers every style and genre of music from all over the world, including pop hits, classical, chill-out, easy listening, and jazz.

For those who prefer to read, do 360 allows passengers to enjoy digital publications wirelessly on their own portable devices.

Whether they are playing solo or challenging a friend, passengers love on-board games. do 360 includes games from some of the best-loved brands.

One of three tiers, do 360 is the highest, offering hundreds of movies, television shows, songs, ebooks, magazines, and games. do 180™ delivers movies, television shows, music, and magazines, while do 90™ provides movies, television shows, and music.

The content will arrive every other month on a solid-state drive, which inserts into the do CAPSULE™. Apple, Android, and Windows users will need a special application to view DRM content.

Additional details about the do 360 subscription-based content service will be highlighted during FDS Avionics’ press conference at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas on November 16 at 11 a.m. in Room N115. FDS team members will be on hand in Booth C7824 to demonstrate.

About FDS Avionics

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, FDS Avionics is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of cabin electronics for business and commercial aircraft. This includes Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment solutions, and ruggedized Military Special Mission displays. FDS also specializes in customized solutions for special applications requiring adherence to military and commercial specifications.

FDS Unveils More Intuitive Design for Latest CMS User Interface

Alpharetta, Georgia, November 16, 2015 — FDS Avionics, a leader in Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment, and Military Special Mission video solutions, has redesigned the user interface of the Smart Cabin CMS control modules. The new interface is designed to give users a more streamlined experience. Updated graphics and intuitively organized icons on the main screen provide users with the ability to quickly control their cabin environment. The new CMS Controller Interface allows VIP passengers to adjust in-flight entertainment options, access and share productivity files, and control cabin amenities like temperature, lighting, shades, and more.

In addition to better functionality, the interface designs are now available in an array of schemes including blue, silver, charcoal, and gold, to integrate into existing cabin décor.

The new user interface for the Smart Cabin CMS will be at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas from November 17-19, 2015 in Booth C7824.

About FDS Avionics

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, FDS Avionics is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of cabin electronics for business and commercial aircraft. This includes Cabin Management Systems, In-flight Entertainment solutions, and ruggedized Military Special Mission displays. FDS also specializes in customized solutions for special applications requiring adherence to military and commercial specifications.

FDS and ICG Collaborate on an Enhanced Wireless In-flight Entertainment Solution

Integrated system combines ICG eRouter with FDS JetJukebox for greater capacity and flexibility

Dallas, Texas–April 10, 2015 — ICG (International Communications Group, Inc.) and FDS Avionics have announced an enhanced in-flight entertainment solution for business aircraft that combines ICG’s powerful eRouter with FDS’s next generation JetJukebox wireless media streaming device. The integrated system will provide passengers with the ability to easily share a variety of content choices, experience exceptional audio quality and video resolution, and take full advantage of their personal devices.

“We are always pleased when we are able to match our products with our industry partners to meet the ever growing demand for reliable in-flight entertainment,” noted Tim Rayl, ICG’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The first installations of this integrated solution were a huge success and we look forward to providing more customers with the same user experience.”

“This collaboration represents the next step in our continuing effort to provide our customers with the most advanced, affordable, and capable IFE systems on the market,” said Reed Macdonald, CEO of FDS Avionics. “We’re extremely pleased to be working with the company that has established such an outstanding reputation as the industry leader in the development of scalable voice and data routing products.”

ICG’s eRouter offers many features found in a typical corporate office networks. Designed specifically to meet aviation standards and requirements, it provides routing capabilities for cabin connectivity for personal electronic devices and can be configured to offer enhanced features such as data transfer using acceleration and compression software. It can even provide access for multiple Local Area Network clients, as well as Wide Area Network connectivity to multiple communications networks such as GSM, Inmarsat, SBB, Ka/Ku, Iridium and other networks.

The JetJukebox wireless media streamer opens a wealth of entertainment and productivity possibilities. It connects to the eRouter and streams movies, music, and more to as many as eight tablets, smart phones, or computers. It supports iOS, Android, or Windows. Content can include video, audio, photos, or productivity files like PowerPoint. JetJukebox does not require an expensive internet connection to stream. Files are stored on a fast, solid-state drive. JetJukebox also includes a High-resolution Worldwide Moving Map which includes flight position, speed, altitude, time to arrival, and more. Additional information on JetJukebox can be obtained by visiting exhibit space 733 the AEA Convention.

About ICG (AEA Booth # 119)
ICG, of Newport News, Va. is a recognized leader within the aerospace industry, in the development and manufacture of aeronautical communications systems and data routing solutions for the General Aviation and Air Transport industries. ICG’s products provide satellite-based global voice and data telecommunications services for both cabin requirements and flight deck operations. Implementation of ICG avionics provides a comprehensive communications solution that can be customized for any size airframe or application. Products include: CTU systems, corded and cordless handsets, single- and multi-channel Iridium systems and data management devices. Markets for ICG products are the aerospace, military and maritime industries. ICG, a major Iridium value-added manufacturer (VAM) and value-added reseller (VAR), has developed a wide range of Iridium-based solutions and products for mobile satellite communications applications. ICG is an approved FAA manufacturing facility and operates an FAA approved repair station.

About FDS Avionics (AEA Booth # 733)
FDS designs and manufactures innovative cabin management and in-flight entertainment technologies that enable mobile VIPs to easily collaborate and share information in a simple, intuitive way. FDS also engineers rugged audio/video technology for military and special mission applications. FDS is an approved FAA manufacturing facility and operates an FAA approved repair station.

Flight Display Systems upgrades JetJukebox product via InFlight

 

FDS Avionics has upgraded its JetJukebox wireless media streaming solution for business aircraft..

JetJukebox connects to an aircraft’s Wi-Fi router and streams content to as many as eight tablets, smart phones, or computers. Now, in a new development, the system can also stream video to a bulkhead monitor, as well as interfacing with the ‘Smart Cabin’ cabin management system to control functions including lights, video and audio.

Other improvements to JetJukebox being showcased at NBAA are a fivefold increase in its moving map resolution – the standard resolution is 500 square metres per pixel, but now JetJukebox offers 90 metres per pixel – and increased storage from 240GB to one terabyte (the equivalent of 400 films).

Source: InFlight-Online