»nice HD« Media Center
The new »nice HD« Media Center developed by Lufthansa Technik offers a wide range of entertainment features. With its ability to store and distribute audio and video content it turns the cabin into a theater in the sky.
The multifunctional media center includes a Blu-ray Player with built-in storage and update software packages that transform it into a Media Server, an Audio/Video on Demand (AVOD) Server (both wired and wireless), and a Moving Map Server. One unit can host all the applications and simultaneously play back two applications at once in HD. All these features are offered in a package smaller than the size of our existing DVD player. With smooth integration of the Media Center's features into the nice HD Graphical User Interface, control is easy and intuitive.
Beyond Blu-ray discs, the »nice HD« Media Center supports all other common formats such as DVDs, Audio-CDs and MP3-CDs. The delivery of video streams to bulkhead monitors and/or seat displays is DRM protected. The Media Center can stream multimedia content either wired to »nice HD« system displays or wireless to mobile devices like smartphones or tablets.
Media File Server
The built-in Media File Server Application stores up to 150 GB of multimedia content which can be uploaded to the internal solid-state drive of the »nice HD« Media Center via USB 3.0. Video or audio content can be selected at the master seat location and distributed (synchronized) within the »nice HD« system to bulkhead monitors, pop-up displays, and seat PCUs. The unit supports all common media formats and codecs.
Audio Video on Demand (AVOD)
The AVOD functionality enables individually controlled movie, audio and picture playback at the seat. Up to ten different video streams are supported, which can independently be selected at any display in the cabin - a 22" monitor, a 10" pop-up seat display or a 4.3" Passenger Control Unit. Optionally, a user or crew member can also preselect videos and then initiate synchronous playback on monitors, sections, seat displays and/or cabin speakers. With its wireless AVOD capabilities the »nice HD« Media Center allows passengers to use any smartphone or tablet device for media playback.
»niceview« Moving Map System
The »nice HD« Media Center can host the award winning »niceview« HD Moving Map System. »niceview« provides worldwide, high-resolution 3-D maps and virtual flights designed to create the ultimate flight information and viewing experience.