TE Connectivity (TE) introduces the new Fiber To The Screen (FTTS) fiber-optic backbone and interconnect scheme for in-flight entertainment systems. This new system allows the most efficient installation, which in turn lowers the revenue loss from time out of service. TE will be featuring this technology at their booth at the Paris Air Show on June 20–26, in Hall 2B, Stand 52 (TE at Paris Air Show 2011).
The FTTS fiber challenge was to deliver a tough but easy-to maintain fiber-optic IFE solution that would endure rigorous daily airline service for many years. To meet the challenge, TE partnered with Lumexis®, a developer and manufacturer of in-flight entertainment and communications systems, to develop the fiber-optic technology.
The FTTS system combines industry standard ARINC 801 fiber-optic interfaces with a flexible routing approach that allows room for growth, while ensuring long-term affordability through the lower installation and applied costs, and also provides the highest bandwidth available in the market.