The highest standard of excellence starts with system reliability and is why the new TopSeries AVANT® incorporates up to 256GB of content storage at the seat. This independent storage capability coupled with added redundancy within the head-end solid state digital servers adds further protection against any dark seats.
The TopSeries AVANT® gives back the aircraft by simplifying the architecture. For example, you will not see a seat electronics box under the seat. With fewer components, power and weight requirements are reduced by 30% and 20% respectively and reliability is increased.
The processing power within the TopSeries AVANT® Smart Video Display Unit has increased speed of up to 30% compared to earlier units. New chip sets support both 2D and 3D acceleration. These technologies and high definition video capability deliver a vibrant presentation and empower the passenger to do more, faster.
The TopSeries AVANT® system scales from a simplified system with a space efficient digital head-end, Ethernet network and touch screen Smart Video Display Units to a fully loaded system with Smart Passenger Integrated Modules, Credit Card reader, Touch Passenger Media Unit and Connectivity. Ideal for both linefit and retrofit applications, the system matches the needs of most airlines.
The software architecture is based on Android OS which provides a tremendous opportunity to efficiently integrate applications from the Google® Marketplace and build custom airline capabilities.
Passengers will never take a backseat with so many options in the space they call their own. Our TopSeries AVANT® platform combines the best elements of a fully loaded seat-centric display with a robust server-based system. The new Gen 4 Smart Video Display Unit is the most accomplished modular design with contemporary finishes. It includes tremendous local content storage and is fully adaptive to interface with passenger portable devices.
This revolutionary product comes in screen sizes range from 9" class to 23" class and incorporate capacitive and multi-touch navigation for optimum passenger usability. Displays have exceptional viewing angles and can accommodate privacy filters and tilt mechanisms.
Built for the untamed multi-task user, the award winning Touch Passenger Media Unit is a hand-held unit with a large 3.8 inch LCD display that hosts Android™ and custom airline applications. It functions as a stand alone device or a perfect complement to the TopSeries AVANT® in-seat display. Enjoy web browsing, interactive accelerometer/haptic vibration feedback games, Email, SMS, Shopping, Moving Maps, and more. The TouchPMU also supports PSS functions and seat controls.
With the use of a Software Developer Kit, the TouchPMU provides a flexible platform for custom apps.
Our uniquely designed Smart Passenger Integrated Modules (SmartPIMs) is a future proof solution that enables passengers to connect their portable devices to the system so they can listen or view their content through the TopSeries AVANT® system. The product accommodates up to 4 interchangeable connectors, such as USB and RCA jacks. As new connectors are introduced, airline maintenance personnel can easily upgrade the unit bringing something new to the cabin over time.
The Credit Card Reader provides the interface for swiping credit cards. Reliable and easy to use, the Credit Card Reader supports revenue generation opportunities.
More traditional passenger control units are also available with main controls on the front and back
Through the convenience of their own device, passengers can access a variety of content through a customized portal that resides on the TopSeries head-end digital server. Capabilities include: AVOD, moving map, survey, news, eMagazines, airline web content and more.
TopSeries AVA™ is the only wireless system ready for a wide range of consumer devices running on Apple®, Android™, Windows®, Firefox®, Safari®, Chrome® and Opera® software platforms. Easy adaptation to the different personal device screen sizes is accomplished with proven software developed by Thales' partner, Siemens. Over 100 passengers can stream content simultaneously.
Cabin-wide, crew members can take their portable devices for convenient access to passenger, operations, and flight procedure information. With TopSeries AVA™, crews will realize an increased confidence in managing their work and taking care of passenger comfort and safety.
The TopSeries AVA™ solution is more than a system. It is a turnkey service that bundles together the hardware, network, applications, content and all related services. The offer is available through buy or lease programs.
With unequalled server redundancy and our proactive service and support procedures that promote availability perfection, our systems today are designed for the highest level of reliability possible.
The TopSeries® system achieves its small footprint at both the head-end and at the seat. Our high capacity digital servers take up a fraction of the available space in a head end cabinet and a seat box at the seat is not always needed.
The TopSeries® architecture is an end-to-end digital platform for superior audio and video quality, and the system's gigabit Ethernet network provides a fast and robust connection between the digital servers and seats.
Today's TopSeries® system sense of adventure comes to life through the dynamic graphical user interface and application variation.
A signature feature of our system is scalability which allows configuration flexibility to meet the demands of virtually every airline. TopSeries offers unrivalled depth and breadth of capabilities:
More traditional passenger control units are also available with main controls on the front and back.