Thales Announces JetBlue as Launch Customer for its Next Generation TV Solution

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Thales has been selected by JetBlue Airways to upgrade the current and future A320 fleet with its next generation in-seat television solution called STV+. As the launch customer for STV+, JetBlue will benefit from an enhanced passenger experience produced by Thales.

Key Points

  • JetBlue becomes launch customer for Thales’ next generation in-seat TV solution, STV+.
  • First commercial airline to offer Direct Broadcast Satellite Television plus connectivity embedded in the seatback.
  • Ultra lightweight design reduces operating costs. Larger screens and more entertainment choices truly deliver an “At Home in the Air” passenger experience

The complete STV+ solution uses a new ultra lightweight, seat-centric design featuring live and integrated video content and broadband connectivity. JetBlue will be the first commercial airline to offer its passengers Direct Broadcast Satellite Television plus connectivity embedded in the seatback. Retrofit installations on the A320 fleet will begin in early 2017.

STV+ is an Android-based, high definition touch screen experience which includes a selection of over 100 channels of live TV, Audio-and-Video-on-Demand (AVOD) and real-time connected applications. The product will provide unlimited possibilities for custom app and widget development live content streaming, audio-and-video-on-demand, and personal device pairing to offer more entertainment options than ever.
Thales is offering this product as a turn-key solution for the A320 fleet which includes line maintenance and support services, software solutions, system engineering and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the aircraft.

“JetBlue Airways has always been an innovative market leader when it comes to IFE and connectivity. With our STV+ solution, JetBlue will take in-seat TV to the next level and truly deliver an ‘At Home in the Air’ passenger experience.”
Dominique Giannoni, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience

Source / Author: Thales

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