LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Officials at AP Labs, Inc., in San Diego, announced the launch of a new business unit called AP Avionx at the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif.
AP Avionx is a supplier of integrated hardware systems for the commercial aerospace industry and In-Flight Entertainment & Communication (IFE&C) market.
AP Labs is looking to capitalize on aircraft passenger demand for access to in-flight broadband services.
Company officials touted recent research from MultiMedia Intelligence suggesting that the market for in-flight broadband services is expected to grow to nearly $936 million in passenger revenue in 2012, up from initial revenue of $6.6 million this year.
AP Avionx engineers will build and supply platform components that provide critical computing, storage, or communication capabilities to enable the broadband systems. AP Labs has been providing such capabilities to the defense market for more than 20 years, company officials say.
"We're pleased to introduce AP Avionx as a new business unit that leverages the quality, reliability and technical expertise that our customers have come to expect from AP Labs for more than two decades," says John M. Goode, Jr., president and chief operating officer for AP Labs and AP Avionx. "I believe that the launch of AP Avionx will take the company to an enhanced level of success as business grows with new customers, products, and company personnel."
The company's products include critical system components to enable in-flight broadband services including: Internet, VPN access, email, multimedia capabilities, video-on-demand, games, and additional entertainment choices in an integrated wireless cabin over a broadband air-to-ground or air-to-satellite link.
Current product applications offered from AP Avionx include systems designs for cockpit and cabin such as servers, media servers, wireless RF based systems, wireless access points, power solutions, and airborne wireless broadband systems for commercial aircraft.
Currently, AP Avionx has announced customer relationships with Row 44, Aircell, and Verizon Airfone.
AP Avionx will be exhibiting in booth #152 at WAEA, September 8-11, 2008, offering product demos and an introduction to the company.
For more information, please visit: www.apavionx.com.