Lufthansa Technik's Innovation Business Unit has begun production deliveries of its nice® HD CMS/IFE (cabin management and in-flight entertainment) system for the new Learjet 70* and Learjet 75*.
The nice® HD system featured on both the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft will include personal HD video at most seat locations** via 7-inch pop-up HD displays. The pop-ups have an ultra-thin, small and light-weight design.
The nice® HD system includes a number of media interfaces (USB, Apple, HDMI) that will enable encoding and streaming on the Ethernet network by simply connecting personal devices to the system to watch and/or to listen. Lufthansa Technik / Innovation has also developed a multifunctional nice® HD media center unit that includes a Blu-ray player with built-in storage and update software packages that transform it into a media server, an Audio / Video on Demand (AVoD) Server, both wired and wireless, and a map Server. One unit can host all the applications and simultaneously playback two applications at once in HD, all in a mechanical housing that is smaller than the current nice® DVD player.
The highly integrated digital nice® HD system is based on a wired and wireless high-bandwidth Ethernet network. A third generation User Interface (UI) combines a scroll-wheel with an corresponding animated Graphical User Interface. Alternatively a touchscreen control is also offered. nice® HD users are also able to control all cabin functions via a wireless application on their iPhone or iPad.
Thanks to its open IP architecture, nice® HD is highly configurable and flexible, allowing Lufthansa Technik to offer a wide number of cabin equipment packages - from lighting and environmental control to the integration of third-party solutions such as satellite communications and TV, portable audio / video devices or cameras.
Developed with Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) and manufactured under Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) procedures, the nice® HD system is both reliable and easy to maintain.
The nice® HD also meets today's stringent requirements for the legal streaming of HD content with integrated Digital Rights Management
(DRM) and Hollywood-approved encryption. DRM is a system for protecting copyrighted data by enabling secure distribution and preventing illegal use of the data.
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**Except the two seats located at the emergency exits.
iPhone®, iPod® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Lufthansa Technik's nice® HD CMS/IFE system selected by Bombardier on Challenger 350* aircraft program
So far, Lufthansa Technik has delivered more than 300 shipsets of the first generation nice® and its successor, nice® HD, to Bombardier Aerospace.
Lufthansa Technik's nice® (networked integrated cabin equipment) was selected by Bombardier Aerospace* as the platform for the Learjet 85 aircraft's customized cabin management system (CMS).
The product is being developed for the VIP and business jet aviation markets – under the brand name ECLIPSAIR.
The main aim of the joint venture is to develop, manufacture and supply In-Flight Entertainment, Communications and Cabin Management Systems for VIP aircraft as well as custom products for...