Media Box airborne: Media Carrier revolutionises digital media in the air
Lufthansa is now offering wireless inflight entertainment on selected medium-haul flights. Media Box is on board as an integrated component with an exclusive selection of national and international e-papers.
(Munich/Frankfurt 28 October 2014) For the first time, Lufthansa passengers can access digital newspapers and magazines in-flight – a unique opportunity of its kind in the world. It is provided by Media Box from Media Carrier GmbH, which is a component of the new Lufthansa entertainment concept for short- and medium‑haul flights.
“The inclusion of Media Box as part of Lufthansa entertainment is a very exciting step for us. We are the only component of the inflight entertainment system to provide new content every day. The first flight in the early morning will offer the latest edition of e-papers,” says Philipp J. Jacke, managing director of Media Carrier GmbH, which handles the media content and operation of Media Box. The newspapers and magazines will be available with the same layout and content as the print editions and can be browsed simply and intuitively. Individual sections can be zoomed if required.
“Bring your own device” is the motto. Passengers can access the wireless inflight entertainment system, which is compatible with all standard laptops, smartphones and tablets. Apart from the Media Box “e‑journals” menu item, the system offers a wide range of content including movies, music and flight information. Lufthansa has already equipped fifteen of its Airbus A321 fleet with the wireless IFE system, with five more to follow.
About Media Carrier
Media Box from Media Carrier has been on the market for two years as a software as a service (SaaS) and can be integrated simply anywhere in the world. There are over 400 individualised Media Boxes currently in use in hotels and airlines in sixteen countries. Through its international partner network, Media Carrier is represented on the main core markets of the world such as Europe, the USA, Russia, the Gulf States and, most recently, Asia. It continues to seek international partners so as to expand its global network even further.
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