Inflight Dublin has launched its next-generation DO-160G certified Everhub portable wireless server. The server can deliver HD, browser-based DRM content to 75 passengers per unit and can be powered via the aircraft or using two hot swappable batteries, which can be charged without having to switch the server off. The hardware weighs in at 2.7 kilograms, over 50 percent less than the prototype.
“One of the other unique features is that we have a solid-state drive in the back, so content can be updated in a matter of seconds.” – John White, Inflight Dublin
“The unique thing about our server is a touchscreen control panel where you can see the battery usage, confirm the flight number and do troubleshooting locally, but the crew can also view the interface on their devices,” commented John White, CEO of Inflight Dublin. “One of the other unique features is that we have a solid-state drive in the back, so content can be updated in a matter of seconds – you just pop one out and replace it with the new one.”
The hardware is complemented by the Everhub software platform, which can be tailored to an airline’s requirements, as well as the Everhub Control Centre back-office system. The latter includes a data analytics tool, called Everhub Insights, that gives airlines direct access to system usage statistics, server status and advertising configuration and tracking through a web portal.
Loftleidir Icelandic is to install two of the servers on board a Boeing 757, with Inflight Dublin CCO Barry Flynn adding that multiple undisclosed airlines have also signed up for the solution and will be announced in due course.