By Chris Griffith at THE AUSTRALIAN
IT equipment firm has forged a deal with Qantas to supply in-flight galley carts that will charge up to 5000 Apple iPads.
LocknCharge – PC Locs says the company has contracted to deliver a fleet of galley carts to support the airline’s new in-flight entertainment and Apple iPad Q-Streaming service.
LocknCharge – PC Locs will supply Qantas with the necessary equipment to store, transport, sync and charge up to 5000 Apple iPad devices, the firm said in a statement.
These would be deployed on the airline’s Boeing 767 fleet, which will operate on flight routes across Australia and between Australia and Honolulu, Hawaii.
“Passengers will be able to stream over 200 hours of on demand entertainment wirelessly direct to the iPad provided to every customer in Business and Economy,” the statement said.
LocknCharge – PC Locs chief executive James Symons said the partnership was the result of a six month collaboration between the company and Qantas to design and deliver a hi-tech sync and charge galley cart. Each airplane would carry four carts providing 256 iPads for passengers to enjoy.
“By teaming up with the globally iconic Qantas, we helped lead the way bringing iPad technology to the airline’s in-flight experience,” Mr Symonds said.
“Our solution is designed to specifically integrate with the Qantas personnel work environment and adhere to strict aviation standards,” he said.
Qantas Domestic chief executive officer Lyell Strambi said customers travelling on Qantas’ B767 fleet would enjoy updated cabin interiors and in-flight entertainment streamed direct to iPads in every seat.
“Our customers were the first in the world to experience the ground-breaking Wi-Fi entertainment technology and we received great feedback from our customers during the trial this year.”
Deployment of the LocknCharge – PC Locs solution begun last month and is scheduled for completion by March next year.
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