LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (GEE) (Nasdaq:ENT), today announced the launch of its unique suite of branded products and solutions to the travel industry. This portfolio is aligned with the company's key strategic areas of focus: Connectivity Systems, Digital Media Solutions, Content Services, and Operations Data Solutions. The product suite is branded under a new visual identity – GEE AIR Series.
"We are at a watershed moment in the inflight entertainment and connectivity market," explained Alexis Steinman, Senior Vice President of Digital Products at GEE. "As increasing numbers of travellers bring personal devices on their flights, airlines are embracing the responsible monetization of passengers and the expansion of inflight connectivity is shaping the onboard experience and expectations. By launching the AIR Series under a distinct visual identity and combining our market leading content, software and connectivity expertise into flexible digital media solutions, we are empowering airlines to address these trends."
AIRconnect is GEE's Ku-band satellite-based connectivity hardware platform currently available on over 640 aircraft worldwide – the largest installed base of Ku-band satellite connected aircraft. The solution provides a cost-effective, high-performance, global solution to airlines and enables gate-to-gate functionality.
Digital Media Solutions revolutionizing the IFEC market
GEE's market-leading Digital Media Solutions portfolio of innovative products enable airlines to adopt new connected technologies and ancillary revenue opportunities, whilst enhancing passenger experience. GEE's Digital Media Solutions products include:
AIRtime – a connected wireless IFE solution
AIRtime is a market-leading portal and mobile solution that offers flexible wireless IFE based on GEE's Ku-band satellite connectivity. Currently flying on over 640 aircraft, AIRtime provides popular features such as live television, messaging and content streaming to personal electronic devices. AIRtime also enables incremental revenue to airlines through the portal's powerful advertising and sponsorship capabilities.
AIRtime Lite – an offline wireless IFE portal
AIRtime Lite enables airlines without inflight connectivity to offer a highly engaging wireless entertainment experience. Powered by GEE's content-rich catalogue, AIRtime Lite delivers video-on-demand and other infotainment options to passenger devices, as well as near-live content, such as sports and news features, updated multiple times daily through ground cellular connectivity.
AIRworks – a suite of modular wireless IFEC solutions
AIRworks is a suite of modular IFEC solutions that include wireless inflight entertainment software, a live television platform, near-live content, content technical services and more.
WISE – wireless and content solutions for system integrators & MROs
Included in the AIRworks family, WISE is GEE's award-winning end-to-end software and content solution for system integrators and operators of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. WISE is integrated into wireless inflight entertainment products developed by GEE's third party strategic partners, providing the wireless IFE backbone to their solutions.
AIRside is an ultra-low cost IFE mobile app. AIRside allows passengers to download content to their personal electronic devices anywhere on the ground, prior to flight time. Content is securely stored and unlocked during the flight window based on a passenger's booking information, or 'PNR' code. AIRside is cost effective, scalable and quick to roll out without any onboard hardware.
Content products providing more than just IFE
As the leading content services provider in the IFE market, GEE offers a variety of products that enhance the passenger experience, support the paperless cabin and offer ancillary revenue opportunities. These include:
GEE is the world's leading provider of inflight games. From in-house, studio-developed casual games to exclusive licensed brands such as EA and Disney, GEE offers the largest catalogue of seatback and wireless games in the market to over 100 airlines worldwide.
GEE's market-leading digital publications reader is currently flying on over 350 aircraft around the world. Available for both seatback and wireless IFE systems, AIRread supports airline paperless cabin objectives through GEE's extensive digital publications catalogue which includes over 6,500 digital magazines, newspapers and books available in 50+ languages.
AIRshop and AIRmeal
GEE has a long-standing expertise in maximizing an airline's IFE system through engaging inflight catalogues that include browsing, meal selection and buy-on-board features.
Operations Data Solutions
GEE's Operations Data Solutions enhance and support the flow of data between airline teams and strategic partners.
AIRview – data management and reporting tool
GEE's AIRview is a powerful data management and web-based reporting tool, currently integrated into key products, including AIRtime. AIRview allows comprehensive monitoring of operations data, including connectivity system health, aircraft position and avionics data, service take rates, ad campaign performance and order/inventory levels – all within an intuitive interface for airline executives.
About Global Eagle Entertainment
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) is a worldwide provider of media content, technology, and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. Through the industry's most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines with a wide range of inflight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, Global Eagle Entertainment delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company's headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at www.geemedia.com
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