French aviation technology company Moment has launched Flymingo Next, an IFEC hardware platform that relies on IoT technology to improve service offerings for passengers, while assisting crew with onboard procedures.
The Flymingo Next system includes two components: a server/WAP and one WAP. This flexible configuration allows easy installation on any aircraft type, either in the ceiling or in the avionic bay. Modular and compact Flymingo Next can be installed on small aircraft, offering the same capabilities with a server/WAP only.
The integration of the latest Wi-Fi (802.11 ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE technologies ensures high technological inflight performance, with improved Wi-Fi coverage and streaming speed. Flymingo Next software is also tailored to fulfill strict safety requirements, from content storage on the server to the distribution to passengers’ devices.
As a connectivity-ready solution, Flymingo Next offers benefits for both flight crews and travellers who can now respectively manage and access web services from a dedicated user interface.
Flymingo Next claims to increase passengers’ comfort with new, more personalised services: connectivity, access to IFE programs, control of seat elements (light, temperature, etc.) or e-commerce services.
Integrating IoT technology, Next has been developed to assist flight crew and improve maintenance via a network of wireless sensors connected to the server. Flymingo Next is able to deal with a large number of operations by automatically checking cabin elements from seat belts to luggage compartments and provides a better overview of the cabin.
Tanguy Morel, co-founder and CEO of Moment explains: “Moment has developed this new platform as a hub to make the cabin smart and connected. Flymingo Next’s technological concept and its open architecture empower airlines with more choice and agility during their in-flight services and simplifies the development of new and innovative ideas. With this state-of-the-art technology, Moment wants to help airlines meet the challenges of modern aviation and improve performance on board.”