digEcor releases ?Extra Long Play? digEplayer
Handheld IFE provider, digEcor, has made its new digEplayer XLP available to airlines worldwide. The “XLP” stands for “Extra Long Play.”
“Our development team has long sought to address the increasing desire for a player with an extended battery life. We took this opportunity to not only provide a device with 16 hours of continuous video playback, but also added several other features to enhance the overall user experience,” commented digEcor president Brad Heckel.
The screen has been upgraded to an LED backlit screen, but is lighter and more power efficient. Lead engineer Glade Hulet added, “Every aspect of the digEplayer has been optimised for the inflight experience.”
Building on the architecture of the digEplayer XT, the digEplayer XLP sports a similar case design; however, it has been modified to fit the more powerful battery. “One of our more popular features is the external battery status indicator which greatly simplifies a flight attendant’s job. The unit also supports in-seat powering via a DC jack and power over ethernet content loading,” explained Hulet.
After testing the screens in flight for several months, one flight attendant wrote, “They are such an improvement with regards to the clarity of the screen and menus. Please pass along my appreciation.”