BoardConnect Wireless IFE

Lufthansa Systems relies on Axinom’s competence for the development of the award-winning in-flight entertainment system (IFE) BoardConnect.

Customer

As a core division of Lufthansa Group, Lufthansa Systems provides consulting and IT services for selected industries and has a leading position in the global aviation industry. The wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group offers its customers the entire range of IT-services, including consulting, development and implementation of industry solutions as well as operations.

Lufthansa Systems offers airlines a unique range of products which cover all of an airline’s business processes, including passenger and cargo management, flight operations and aircraft maintenance.

Task

Lufthansa Systems relies on Axinom’s competence for the development of the award-winning in-flight entertainment system (IFE) BoardConnect.

The vendor’s responsibilities are numerous: Axinom supports Lufthansa Systems in conceptional design and software development for the central multitenant Digital Asset Management (CMS) platform in the cloud and on-premises that manages video and audio content, metadata, as well as digital rights managements (DRM) system. Furthermore, Axinom supports publishing of content to different operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, Apple MacOS and iOS, as well as Google Android.

Solution

Passengers can use mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones to join the BoardConnect WiFi network and access audio, video, games, and information stored on an onboard server. If the aircraft has Internet access, passengers can also surf the web during their flight, write emails or stay in touch with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

The in-flight entertainment solution (IFE) BoardConnect received since 2012 several awards at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg (“Crystal Cabin Award”) and at APEX Expo in the US. These awards are the only international prizes for excellence and innovation in the field of aircraft interiors.

  • BoardConnect is the first wireless IFE solution availableWith Axinom’s support we achieved great progress for our product BoardConnect in the field of Digital Asset Management and video streaming. The market response shows that we created a truly innovative solution for the airline industry.
    Norbert MüllerSenior Vice President Board Connect, Lufthansa Systems