Significant number of government dignitaries travel on airliners, such as Airbus ACJ and Boeing BBJ, which have become essential tools of power. These people must be able to make key decisions at any time, even on board. It is particularly crucial when they are on an airplane, during exceptionally important events. Live national TV is one element of the decision making process and therefore access to TV on a plane is now practically mandatory. Since 2019 Airmont has been successfully providing national TV access on business liners, optimizing video streaming service to make it compatible with onboard internet constraints, and complying with the highest level of availability expected in this context.
As world decision makers, guests on mega yachts must also be able to make adequate decisions while being on board. This requires reliable live information such as available on the given national TV.
Airmont makes this possible by answering the requirements of delivering TV on board in a highly reliable manner.
Passengers travelling on business jets expect the same level of online service they enjoy at home. However, the constraints of the available internet connection made it impossible to offer satisfactory streaming service at an acceptable price. Until now. Airmont streaming optimization service ensures that all business jet passengers can enjoy their chosen content while drastically reducing the cost of the internet service and ensuring that internet bills remain under control.Watch Video
Guests on yachts expect high-quality onboard experience and it is obvious for them that the ordinary personal entertainment, such as video streaming, is available to them. Airmont makes the best use of VSAT (Very-Small-Aperture Terminal) internet connection, so that the main screens can display content in High Definition and each guest is able to watch his or her own streaming content on the large screen of their rooms. Airmont gives ETOs and captains the ability to get in control of onboard streaming, so pollution of the scarce internet resource by videos can be avoided.
In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) was only based on offline movies and content, therefore limiting the value offered to the passengers. In recent years, live TV with a few channels has been provided on some flights owing to the improvement in internet speed. Airmont patented technology allows each passenger to access streaming content at a minimal charge. This solution is a game changer in the world of IFE since this gives access to passengers to their most desirable content: their own subscriptions.
Onboard leisure has so far been limited to offline movies and free-to-air TV channels. The introduction of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) internet connection opens up the possibility for passengers to access their own content. However, the internet constraints are such that it is not possible to consider access to all content at an acceptable price. Airmont solves this challenge by isolating video streaming from the rest of the internet traffic, compresses and optimizes it to ensure smooth video experience and free internet resources.
VSAT (Very-Small-Aperture Terminal) connection offers multi Mbps with MIR (Maximum Information Rate) and CIR (Committed Information Rate). While MIR allows streaming, the experience of streaming on VSAT can be deceptive due to the difficulty of supporting native streaming when bandwidth is at CIR levels. Moreover, streaming will share the resource with other traffic, leading to smartphones connected to the internet disturbing video streaming, which leads to bothersome buffering and eventual dissatisfaction. Airmont patented technology allows the operator to add to existing subscription plans and opt for the number of video streams. The uncertainty created by streaming on VSAT is turned into an opportunity of sales of options.
Around 70% of internet traffic is now video streaming. While this is not an issue on fibre land connection, it represents a direct pollution of the satellite internet connection, preventing satellite operators to make the best use of their satellite resource. Airmont technology allows satellite operators to avoid anarchic streaming on the internet by isolating streaming from other data and reducing the required bandwidth, thus freeing the internet for all other usage. Airmont allows more customers on the same resource leading to direct savings and opportunity for increased margin for the satellite operator.