The rise in popularity of Amazon Prime and Netflix has meant that airline passengers expect to be able to access pretty much any film they want to watch, wherever they are. But, says Cadami’s CEO, Andreas Dotzler, “that volume is not currently available to airline passengers and upgrading the IFE hardware is expensive and time-consuming.”
In response to this demand, Cadami’s software is helping airlines provide significantly larger libraries to every passenger without expensive hardware updates.
It’s video distribution technology is now available through one of the world’s leading Inflight Entertainment (IFE) providers and uses a unique, patented combination of the latest coded caching and transmission standards to make highly efficient use of an airline’s existing server, ethernet network and seat-back screens.
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.”
Kuehn also explains that Cadami’s system supports HD and 4K content and with bandwith savings of up to 80%, a big advantage for airlines is that they can use their existing hardware to make significantly more video content available to every passenger, even on the biggest aircraft without losing any quality.
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.”