Thompson Aerospace has begun joint development with 3 Form Media, Inc. on a cutting edge media distribution technology for airlines. This seat-back embedded and bring your own device (BYOD) solution will provide an engaging and free entertainment service to passengers while creating a significant new source of revenue for the airlines with no investment on their part.
Thompson Aerospace’s 1NetTM system, “Airborne Local Area Network” enables passengers to access their destinations local news, reviews, sports, weather, and original programing directly from the server while in-flight on their mobile device. They are then able to continue the experience using the service via the cloud after leaving the aircraft. The 1Net system has extended the passenger experience to include both in-flight and on-ground activities.
Mark Thompson, CEO of Thompson Aerospace, says: “While there is still work to be done in order to complete our integration activities with 3Form Media, we have three years of beta trials we have proven that we are able to integrate new content and features in short period of times.
Dr. Travis W. Fox CEO of 3Form Media, Inc. stated: “We will provide the airlines and their passenger’s free up-to-date digital entertainment including an interactive magazine, e-commerce and games, as well as original live and video-on-demand programing, all while paying the airlines for the privilege.