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Friday, June 24, 2005

Airline Seats As Personalised Offices!!

Technology that transforms airline seats into personalized in-flight offices will be available shortly, including even a personalized air conditioning system in the pipeline that will allow passengers to breathe fresh air and adjust the temperature around their seat. Chatting on a cell phone, surfing the Net from a laptop and watching video-on-demand will soon all become part of the standard flying experience, even in economy class. Ericsson has developed an airborne version of its cell-phone system. Airplane-compatible cell-phone technology has been around for years, "but now that it is in the mass market, the price of everything has come down. It was simply a matter of making the base station more rugged and shock-resistant." The system Ericsson has designed allows flight crews to block calls, during a sleeping period on a long flight, for example, or during take-off and landing. Besides using their cell phones, passengers will be able use back-of-the seat screens to surf the Internet, select video and audio programming on demand, read the in-flight magazine or even a book, shop duty-free, and choose their on-board meals.
The main innovation of the system is the video and audio on demand. Viewing screens are also getting bigger. Similar in concept to an interactive website, passengers can click on maps to check not only where the aircraft is at any given moment, but what the points of interest are on the ground - or even under the water - beneath them. Transoceanic flights could provide information on the location of sunken ships and undersea mountain ranges. Still at the prototype stage, the ventilated seat, is a movable curved headrest supplies humidified, fresh outside air into the breathing zone. There is also a button on the armrest that can vary the temperature above or below the ambient cabin temperature. The system is said to decrease by a factor of 20 the chances of catching colds and other diseases on an aircraft.Paradise on earth - nay air!!.

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