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How to get safe wifi

Airline and train wifi can be patchy, and even insecure. Richard Williams looks into a potential solution:Cognitive Hotspot Technology (CHT)

Tomorrow’s connectivity

Aditya Chatterjee, svp aero market segment solutions for SES, explains how the business is building tomorrow’s connectivity

Tech gets on track

Digitalisation of the railways offers huge potential for passenger growth – and with it supplier opportunities, says Roger Williams

The wifi revolution

Jeff Mabe, senior director of Inflight Strategy and Strategic Partnerships at wireless technology explains inflight wifi

Smart shopping inflight

Earlier this year ATPCO acquired Routehappy and with it a rich bank of content for airline shopping. Ben Coren discovers more

Sky-high success

Iberia Express was Immfly’s first partner for its onboard digital services platform. Richard Williams crunches the numbers

Ensure land-quality wifi

A third of passengers insist inflight wifi must be as good as they get on the ground. Richard Williams finds out more

Tech that cares

Panasonic Avionics has developed a Wellness programme as part of its NEXT platform. Richard Williams reports

Game on

Seat back gaming can distract young kids and help passengers wile away the flying hours. Benjamin Coren highlights some top picks

“Alexa – upgrade me!”

Virgin Trains and Amazon are leading the way in the use of digital voice-tech for rail bookings. Roger Williams investigates…

Unblocking blockchains

The world of blockchain technology is complex and cryptic. Benjamin Coren finds out how it could work for you

Happy returns

Richard Williams asks three key tech players for their views on passenger data and ways to turn investment into revenue returns

Talking chatbots

Chatbots claim to be able to change the way your passengers interact with your business. Benjamin Coren finds out

Wearables get smart

The development of smart-device wearables is set to impact on passenger wellbeing, Richard Williams discovers how

Personalised tech

HR and customer services expert Linda Moir explains how to lift your digital and customer service game

Mobile point of sale

Simon Pont, ceo, ECR Retail Systems, explains how mobile point of sale technology can help drive onboard revenues and enhance the customer experience

Sustainable headsets

With disposable earbuds and recyclable headsets, Jo Austin reports on how sustainability is moving up the agenda

Alexis Steinman talks tech

Alexis Steinman at Global Eagle Entertainment talks recent awards, acquisitions and what they mean for the business

Portable streaming

It is said that 98% of flights in the EU have no inflight entertainment. But low-cost options are emerging fast, says Richard Williams

Protecting your IFE network

Airline security solutions now need to comply with the upcoming EU regulations. Richard Williams finds out more from VT Miltope

Making IFE seat-centric

Seat and interiors specialist Zodiac is increasing its IFEC market share. Richard Williams discovers how