IdeaNova Technologies has introduced its new Inplay player – the 6th generation of the company’s popular IFE component.
The player provides a single platform for playback of all DRM and non-DRM content and uses modern React based technology to provide the same experience in mobile and laptop environments, at a lower cost.
The player now supports Google Widevine, Apple FairPlay and Microsoft PlayReady DRM along with playback of mpd and HLS non-DRM content. Customers who already licensed earlier versions of this software can upgrade to Inplay Web 6 free of charge.
Enhanced features include picture in picture, scene seek, playlist and customisation, allowing user interface and experience to be adjusted based on customer preferences.
IdeaNova’s CTO, Janne Pelkonen, said: “This latest web player has more features and better customisability, but at the same time it is easier to integrate and use.”
IdeaNova founder and CEO, Juraj Siska added: “We believe airlines and IFE vendors should consider upgrading their IFE platforms during this COVID-19 downtime to improve the overall passenger experience. Passengers will return to travelling and would likely prefer high quality inflight entertainment on their own devices. We are excited about the future and eager to see the benefits we bring to inflight entertainment and passengers around the world.”