Rockwell Collins introduces StageSM content service for corporate and private aircraft cabins
AeroBD | The AERO news Company…LAS VEGAS, Nov. 26, 2015 : New onboard media streaming solution for tablets and smartphones provides broad selection of entertainment and information Cloud-based content management makes updates easy for flight departments, In a move to address the growing demand for abundant, easy-to-load onboard entertainment and information, Rockwell Collins today introduced StageSM content service—an airworthy, subscription-based media streaming solution for corporate and private aircraft.
Stage is a total content delivery solution from Rockwell Collins that enables up to 70 passengers to stream media, including Hollywood digital rights management (DRM)-protected movies and TV shows, to their personal devices from an easy-to-refresh, robust onboard server through wireless access points. Content is selected by flight departments from an intuitive, frequently updated cloud-based media catalog. The selected content can then be loaded on the aircraft server in a variety of ways, including both physical and wireless.
“Stage makes prepping an aircraft’s cabin entertainment for a trip much easier—especially when last-minute changes are necessary—to give passengers access to exactly the entertainment and information they want,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Information Systems for Rockwell Collins. “And since this a subscription-based service, passengers won’t have to worry about making inflight content purchases.”
Stage apps for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones are available from their respective online stores and in addition, the Android Stage app is available on the cabin server for download without an Internet connection. Stage content can also be accessed via web browsers on tablets without the app, including Chrome. Rockwell Collins licenses content for Stage from leading Hollywood studios and other content owners. Personal, non-DRM content can be uploaded to the Stage cloud and made available for passengers to stream. The new Stage content service will be available in mid-2016.
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Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.