Common Queries and Questions
Setting up the media server will depend on the needs of the passengers and layout of the aircraft.
The server can be located anywhere at the front of the aircraft that has a power point near by. Once this is located it will not need to be moved again. The server sends out a directional WIFI from the front to the rear of the aircraft. This WIFI is only to be used for playing media from the server, it doesn't give you internet access.
For integration into the aircraft audio/visual system we would typically use an Apple TV, which will be connected via WIFI to an HDMI or analogue aux input. This will then be able to be played on all integrated screens dependent on the aircraft system fitted. Otherwise each TV can have a separate player to stream independently over WIFI.
There can be a combination of devices that can play the content. Through our experience we have found that using iPads or Apple TV’s to provide integrated content on the aircraft screens is best (as long as auxiliary inputs are available) and the use of iPads to provide extra flexibility (up to 20 iPads can be used).
The beauty of this system is how the content is updated! Purchased content can be downloaded to the laptop and dragged and dropped to a USB stick.
The next time the aircraft is powered, just insert the USB stick into the media server and it will automatically save the content and be ready for viewing within moments.
No stress and no trouble! .