AIX news release
AIRLINES CAN NOW PROVIDE HUGE VIDEO LIBRARIES WITHOUT EXPENSIVE HARDWARE UPDATES
AIRCRAFT INTERIORS EXPO, HAMBURG, 10 April 2018 – Cadami’s video distribution technology is now available through one of the world’s leading inflight entertainment (IFE) provides, helping airlines provide significantly larger libraries to every passenger without any hardware upgrades.
Andreas Dotzler, CEO of Cadami said: “Passengers expect to be able to watch pretty much any movie they want, wherever they are. It’s what we’re all used to in our Amazon Prime and Netflix world. That volume is not currently available to airline passengers and upgrading the IFE hardware is expensive and time-consuming.”
Thomas Kuehn, Chief Sales Officer of Cadami adds: “Airlines need to provide more choice of video content. Provided cost and aircraft downtime are not an issue, an airline could simply upgrade the IFE hardware on any plane to increase video storage and transmission capacity. However, Cadami’s pioneering technology requires only a software update to enable a higher volume of high-quality video content, which is much more cost-effective.”
Cadami uses a unique, patented combination of the latest coded caching and transmission standards to make highly efficient use of the existing server, Ethernet network and seat-back screens. The result is bandwidth savings of 50%-80%, meaning an airline can use its existing hardware to make significantly more video content available to every passenger on the biggest aircraft, without losing any quality. The system supports HD and 4K content.
Thomas Kuehn continues: “This is brand new technology that delivers what passengers want – access to more video content – in a way that is commercially viable for airlines. Our customers provide IFE solutions to some of the world’s leading airlines so we are very pleased to be working with the team, helping provide the best passenger experience in our industry.”
Dotzler concluded: “The cost of these hardware upgrades varies from aircraft to aircraft, as would the time required, but it’s clear both would be substantial. That is the problem Cadami solves.”
By the end of the summer, Cadami’s software will be flying with dozens of airlines.