Vision Systems, based in Lyon, France, recently introduced a new IFE system called VisiStream that is customizable, wireless solution with high audio video quality.
The VisiStream box is lightweight (<1.8kg) and compact while offering functions such as broadcast, AVOD on PEDs, cabin management and interactive moving map. It is easy to install, update and maintain with software upgrades, audio and video content downloadable by USB connection or on ground 3G/4G connection. The system also provides remote diagnosis and access to information via a ground platform.
The interface on a touch screen flight attendant panel allows the crew to manage cabin comfort and security (lights, temperature, dimmable windows or motorized shades, audio video information). Other configurations are possible with wireless personal or company tablets for “DRM approved” streaming.
Safety videos and announcements can put the tablets on hold. A local media center provides news updates in real time as well as an option for internet access, email, video conferencing and VoIP. Other functions available include the recording and broadcasting of images from external digital IP cameras.