Lufthansa Technik AG announced a High Definition (HD) video system upgrade for the Challenger 300 aircraft. The update is designed specifically to integrate with the current nice system and existing Ethernet backbone. The HD upgrade requires limited wiring and hardware changes and provides support of the latest consumer
interfaces and HD digital video streaming on the nice® network.
The enhanced HD package will increase the current video source selection from one standard definition DVD to three High Definition sources (Blu-ray, USB, and HDMI) with an Audio and Video on Demand (AVoD) fourth source coming free-of-charge in Q1 2016 (field loadable software will enable the AVoD function).
The upgrade is certified by a Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Bulletin and can be installed at any one of Bombardier’s wholly owned seven Service Center facilities: Singapore, Amsterdam, Dallas, Ft, Lauderdale, Hartford, Tucson and Wichita. To have the upgrade installed at one of Bombardier’s facilities, contact a Bombardier regional manager from the Customer Service
The update was designed for easy installation and minimal downtime. Wiring changes are kept to a minimum and consists of the addition of the HDMI, USB and Ethernet ports. All wiring is contained within the LH Wardrobe Closet and removal of the Wardrobe is not required to facilitate the installation.
Technical features of the Challenger 300 aircraft nice HD upgrade include:
-Two 20″ HD Smart Displays with internal decoding for noise-free high
-Media Center Unit includes Blu-ray Player and AVoD server hardware;
-USB media port for media playback on the forward and aft displays;
-HDMI interface for consumer device connection to the forward
-Upgrade software compatible with industry standard audio and video
formats (including, but not limited to, .mp4, .mov, .wmv);
-Software Update and advanced Color Graphical User Interface;
-AVoD server software (available Q1 2016) – allowing stored
content to be individually streamed and controlled
on the network to the forward and aft displays.