FTS AND LENOVO NEW VISION ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO BRING AR AND VR TECHNOLOGIES TO INFLIGHT
Hamburg, Germany – April 10, 2018 – Today at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018, FTS Technologies Inc and Lenovo New Vision, a subsidiary of Lenovo focused on VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies, announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop innovative VR and AR offerings for the aviation market.
The companies will work together to create a fully-integrated platform that integrates and connects the Cloud backend with VR and AR enabling devices, onboard Wireless Network, and broadband Air to Ground and Satellite Connectivity systems. The initial focus will be on passenger inflight applications such as fully immersive cinematic experience, games, virtual travel, online shopping, advertising and social networking. Further out on the horizon, the alliance looks to further extend the applications to cover airline operations such as crew training, maintenance, customer service, cross-boundary team collaborations etc.
FTS CTO, Rich Salter said: “We’re extremely excited about this partnership with Lenovo New Vision as it creates a fantastic proposition never before seen in this industry. Combining world-leading AR and VR technologies and leveraging the core competencies and market expertise of two proven innovators enables us to take a huge step toward realizing our vision to disrupt the passenger experience in air travel.”
Bai Yuli, Lenovo VP and General Manager of Lenovo New Vision said: “Our collaboration with FTS, an innovative and upcoming player in the IFEC industry who shares our vision, is helping us bring the latest solutions to the aviation market, disrupting traditional industries and bringing airlines newer and better solutions that add value to their business.”
FTS and Lenovo New Vision will demonstrate their new VR and AR technologies and wow audiences at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018 in Hamburg Germany, booth 4A04, from 10 to 12 April 2018.