Australian airline Qantas has announced plans to install all iPad front seat Boeing 767 aircraft for passengers during the fly through software QStreaming. Compared to the bulky entertainment system before, iPad significantly reduce the weight on each flight, which will save companies a fuel cost. Expected to have about 200 hours of multimedia content pre-loaded on the server of each passenger flights to choose from.
Expected formal program activities in the fourth quarter of this year and apply to both tickets and general merchant, this is an important part of marketing strategy to compete with Qantas Jetstar rival capital for business use only and Virgin use Samsung Galaxy Tab. According to the calculations with this project they will need more than 5000 iPad, in addition to Qantas also plans a new level for 2200 iPad pilots to enhance communication between dispatchers and ground crew .
streaming technology allows the multimedia server to the Internet (IP) data stream consecutive can extract and display immediately when to the user. To download a short video can take up to several minutes while the video data using streaming technology only takes a few seconds to be displayed. This feature makes the streaming technology saves time for users (even when using the 28.8 kbps modem)
Video introduction QStreaming services
Engadget source, IDB, Qantas