FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021

Virtual Event

This event will give you fresh perspectives on what is possible in a world that has seen 10 years of change in just one year, and how to best power your recovery efforts and future-proof your next wave of propositions and strategies.

Event Dates: May 25-26, 2021

Join us in the following APEX TECH session and panel:

Panel: How will IFEC evolve now in terms of systems, commercialization & content post-COVID-19?
Speaker: Joe Bentley, Chief Technology Officer at Panasonic Avionics
Date: Tuesday, May 25
Time: 18:00 – 19:00 h

Following a scene-setting presentation, the panelists will discuss transformational activity in the IFEC space, and the right approaches for airlines and their partners to take going forward.

Session: IFE and the potential benefits of new CODECS*
Speaker: Philip Watson, Chief Engineer, Systems at Panasonic Avionics
Time: On-demand

This session offers an IFE vendor’s perspective on the progress of the APEX0415 Working Group’s progress over 2021, considering new CODECs and whether to add them to the specification.

The promise of lower encode rates for the same quality media is attractive since it can result in room for more hours of content on existing IFE servers, or faster load times for the same content. But can we select a CODEC that won’t break the power/heat budget for installed IFE? Will there be any savings if we choose one of the “free to use” CODECs that don’t have license fees?

*The session will be available to Premium Pass holders on the live show dates (25 and 26 May) and for 30 days afterward.