In-flight WiFi system a winner at Qantas

Discussion in 'Qantas Airways | Frequent Flyer' started by sobore, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. sobore
    Original Member

    sobore Gold Member

    Likes Received:
    Status Points:

    THE technology behind the new Q Streaming wireless entertainment system is proving reliable and stable under operational test conditions, manufacturer Lufthansa Systems says.

    Qantas is trialling the in-flight entertainment system on a Boeing 767, giving passengers iPads and access to 200 hours of programming. And Virgin Australia is looking at rolling out a system using the technology this year.

    Qantas is one of first airlines in the world to test the system and the first to use it in all the cabins.

    Lufthansa Systems is working on a similar system with Virgin America in the US and Condor in Europe.
    Lufthansa Flyer likes this.
  2. samh004
    Original Member

    samh004 Gold Member

    Likes Received:
    Status Points:
    The issue though is that the test iPads have special profiles on them to make sure they connect to the right access points, scattered throughout the cabin. In the future the idea is for people to use their own devices, but to do so would mean devices might connect to the 'wrong' access point, limiting others from connecting at all.

    I’m not sure how they intend to get around this, as is clear they’re doing so with the iPads onboard for the trial.

    Nevertheless, it’s a very cool system, I really enjoyed using it in January!

    Aren’t they meant to be trying wifi internet on the A380’s too?

Share This Page