Cadami, a developer of coded caching and media transmission technology, has unveiled a Wi-Fi cabin network which promises to make the wireless transmission of a huge library of high-quality content, to both seat back screens and passenger devices, efficient and reliable.
According to Thomas Kuehn, managing director of Cadami: “Wireless transmission of high-quality IFE content has always been just out of reach. Our network technology solutions make it viable.”
Cadami’s network technology solutions is cheaper to install and maintain than a cabled network, and as it uses less cabling, it saves weight.
Kuehn continued, “Our technology is already flying on nearly 200 aircraft, operating over cabled networks and giving passengers around the world access to thousands of films. The next stage is to start Wi-Fi. Using Efficient Coded Caching, we can both overcome the current Wi-Fi limitations while providing the same libraries people are used to with Netflix and Amazon Prime.”
Efficient Coded Caching is a unique, patented combination of the latest coded caching with advanced transmission techniques to make highly efficient use of the network infrastructure and seat-back screens. According to the company, the result is to effectively increase bandwidth by a factor of between two and five. It means an airline can viably use a Wi-Fi network to make a large library of HD and 4K video content available to every passenger on the biggest aircraft, without jeopardising quality.
Kuehn concluded: “We are constantly pushing the boundaries of what technology can do, to provide airlines with more efficient solutions and their passengers with an even better experience.”