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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.

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.

Cabin Management Systems Overview

When State-of-the-Art Luxury is essential to your aircraft, FDS delivers with Smart Cabin CMS.

Smart Cabin is our latest Cabin Management System that gives VIPs all the comfort and convenience they’re looking for in-flight.

With integrated entertainment, climate and information controls and wireless connectivity, Smart Cabin allows passengers to create an optimal in-flight experience, based on their own personal preferences.

So, what makes Smart Cabin so effective? Let’s take a look at the features.

  • Entertainment options are unlimited with access to music, movies and other content that can be streamed to a tablet or laptop.
  • Better yet, videos can be viewed on high- definition bulkhead displays available in a variety of sizes.
  • The Worldwide Moving Map can also be viewed on either platform.

Productivity is optimized with Smart Cabin CMS. From file sharing with multiple users to charging more than a few devices, Smart Cabin CMS provides all the convenience of a virtual office.

Whether passengers are working or playing, it’s important to set the cabin environment for maximum enjoyment and efficiency.

Smart Cabin gives VIPs control over lighting, temperature, shades and service – all with a tap of the finger.

What’s so cool about Smart Cabin is the flexibility of the system. All of the features can be accessed through a mobile device or the convenient user-interface built in to the aircraft.

That’s a quick overview of Smart Cabin CMS, the fully-integrated Cabin Management System by FDS – enabling passengers to work, play and relax on their own terms, creating an optimal in-flight experience.

CMS – Medium Jet Integrations

Smart Cabin CMS can be integrated easily into any type of aircraft and it’s flexible enough to be configured to owner specifications.

Here’s how Smart Cabin typically fits into a medium jet.

The central feature of the system is the do CAPSULE. Positioned at the front of the plane, do CAPSULE uses the aircraft’s wireless router to create a network on the go – passengers can share files, access IFE and view the World Wide Moving Map.

High-definition monitors can be installed at the front and rear of the aircraft to allow all passengers to view clear and color accurate images. Medium jets have roomier cabins that can accommodate larger displays between 14″ and 22″.

Cabin Control Modules or CCMs are located at each seat. Options include a single button or a 3-button multifunction switch panel. Both consist of a crystal-clear OLED screen. CCMs give individuals the ability to control information, entertainment, lighting and temperature.

Medium sized jets may require controls for galley equipment and lavatory functions.

There’s also an option to have a 3-inch high-resolution, touchscreen display. This cabin control module is often used in the galley or at the VIP seat.

A Dual USB Charger at every seat delivers 5V DC, so passengers can keep devices like smart phones, tablets and other personal electronics charged and ready.

That’s an overview of how SmartCabin CMS is usually configured to a medium jet, but every aircraft can be fully customized to your particular needs and preferences.

Is Sirius Technologies now FDS Avionics?

Sirius Technologies is no longer associated with Flight Display Systems or FDS Avionics Corp.

The new company name is FDS Avionics Corp. which is doing business as Flight Display Systems.

NBAA 2014 Intro

An introduction to our set of NBAA videos.

NBAA 2014 Obsolescence Strategy

Bill Cathcart discusses the Flight Display Systems obsolescence strategy. It’s one of the persistent challenges with aircraft maintenance, dealing with obsolescence. By offering simple upgrades, Flight Display Systems helps aircraft shops deal with obsolescence in an efficient way. Most of our solutions are designed to drop into existing spaces and use existing wiring.

Learn how you can future proof your cabin electronics and conquer aircraft obsolescence

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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.

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.

Cabin Management Systems Overview

When State-of-the-Art Luxury is essential to your aircraft, FDS delivers with Smart Cabin CMS.

Smart Cabin is our latest Cabin Management System that gives VIPs all the comfort and convenience they’re looking for in-flight.

With integrated entertainment, climate and information controls and wireless connectivity, Smart Cabin allows passengers to create an optimal in-flight experience, based on their own personal preferences.

So, what makes Smart Cabin so effective? Let’s take a look at the features.

  • Entertainment options are unlimited with access to music, movies and other content that can be streamed to a tablet or laptop.
  • Better yet, videos can be viewed on high- definition bulkhead displays available in a variety of sizes.
  • The Worldwide Moving Map can also be viewed on either platform.

Productivity is optimized with Smart Cabin CMS. From file sharing with multiple users to charging more than a few devices, Smart Cabin CMS provides all the convenience of a virtual office.

Whether passengers are working or playing, it’s important to set the cabin environment for maximum enjoyment and efficiency.

Smart Cabin gives VIPs control over lighting, temperature, shades and service – all with a tap of the finger.

What’s so cool about Smart Cabin is the flexibility of the system. All of the features can be accessed through a mobile device or the convenient user-interface built in to the aircraft.

That’s a quick overview of Smart Cabin CMS, the fully-integrated Cabin Management System by FDS – enabling passengers to work, play and relax on their own terms, creating an optimal in-flight experience.

CMS – Medium Jet Integrations

Smart Cabin CMS can be integrated easily into any type of aircraft and it’s flexible enough to be configured to owner specifications.

Here’s how Smart Cabin typically fits into a medium jet.

The central feature of the system is the do CAPSULE. Positioned at the front of the plane, do CAPSULE uses the aircraft’s wireless router to create a network on the go – passengers can share files, access IFE and view the World Wide Moving Map.

High-definition monitors can be installed at the front and rear of the aircraft to allow all passengers to view clear and color accurate images. Medium jets have roomier cabins that can accommodate larger displays between 14″ and 22″.

Cabin Control Modules or CCMs are located at each seat. Options include a single button or a 3-button multifunction switch panel. Both consist of a crystal-clear OLED screen. CCMs give individuals the ability to control information, entertainment, lighting and temperature.

Medium sized jets may require controls for galley equipment and lavatory functions.

There’s also an option to have a 3-inch high-resolution, touchscreen display. This cabin control module is often used in the galley or at the VIP seat.

A Dual USB Charger at every seat delivers 5V DC, so passengers can keep devices like smart phones, tablets and other personal electronics charged and ready.

That’s an overview of how SmartCabin CMS is usually configured to a medium jet, but every aircraft can be fully customized to your particular needs and preferences.

Is Sirius Technologies now FDS Avionics?

Sirius Technologies is no longer associated with Flight Display Systems or FDS Avionics Corp.

The new company name is FDS Avionics Corp. which is doing business as Flight Display Systems.

NBAA 2014 Intro

An introduction to our set of NBAA videos.

NBAA 2014 Obsolescence Strategy

Bill Cathcart discusses the Flight Display Systems obsolescence strategy. It’s one of the persistent challenges with aircraft maintenance, dealing with obsolescence. By offering simple upgrades, Flight Display Systems helps aircraft shops deal with obsolescence in an efficient way. Most of our solutions are designed to drop into existing spaces and use existing wiring.

Learn how you can future proof your cabin electronics and conquer aircraft obsolescence

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