October 4, 2023

AERQ and ABOVE to collaborate

AERQ, a promoter of digital transformation for aircraft cabins, and ABOVE, a media processing and distribution platform, are to collaborate to automate the media content supply chain for commercial aviation in the cloud.

The introduction of the service will allow AERQ customers to enjoy the industry’s fastest and most cost-efficient, end-to-end service for video asset encoding, integration, and deployment to aircraft.

The service is currently being developed for availability in Q4 2023/Q1 2024. Both parties are convinced that today’s highly manual, slow and expensive media content supply chain can only be changed with new design.

ABOVE focuses on media file encoding, metadata generation, DRM protection and watermarking. AERQ develops automated, cloud-based, fast system integration workflows that allow customers to quality check CMS integration in the cloud. The integration of workflows will create an on-demand service that allows service level agreements of as low as 24 hours for end-to-end content delivery to aircraft. It is also said to bring cost savings.

Though designed as a one-stop-shop service, airlines will be able to integrate their existing media and ancillary revenue partners e.g. content service providers. André Valera, Managing Director at ABOVE says: “Collaboration is key to unlock the adoption of paradigm-shifting technologies.”