Axinom is First in Aerospace to Bring CMAF File-Format for App-Free Browser-Based IFE
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Axinom is First in Aerospace to Bring CMAF File-Format for App-Free Browser-Based IFE

Continuing with its initiative of standardization in digital aerospace, Axinom says it has become the first digital solutions provider in the industry to provide a production common media application format (CMAF) with cipher block chaining encryption (CBCS). The technology eliminates the need for a native app and multiple file-formats to deliver the video content to mobile devices that can utilize browsers and DRM protection for playback.

The first successful adoption by a notable industry-leading integrator came in the form of a streaming solution that utilizes Axinom VIP (Video Ingest and Processing) to encode and package video assets in the CMAF file format. “The CMAF format paired with the common encryption scheme makes the assets interoperable across device platforms while maintaining industry-grade security,” says Ralph Wagner, CEO, Axinom. “This is a crucial step in our initiative to bring standardization in the digital vertical of the aerospace industry.”

Smart and portable devices have become a crucial part of consumer experience and adopting this trend to aerospace not only enhances the value but also makes digital operations more efficient. A multi-screen IFEC offering with modern technological solutions allows passengers to use whatever devices (bring your device scenario) on-board to consume entertainment or connectivity. Axinom says its product-stack is enabling companies in the aerospace industry to leverage the multi-screen trend. Advancements include the ability of Axinom VIP to encapsulate the video assets in to a single format that is compatible with both HLS and MPEG-DASH streaming; Axinom VIP with CBCS mode common key encrypts video assets, described in either an m3u8 (HLS) or MPD (MPEG-DASH) playlist; and, Axinom DRM (Digital Rights Management) delivers licenses to on-board devices for content protection and playback.

Axinom says providers are also realizing cost benefits as the new solution eliminates the need for an app, multiple file-formats, and vast amounts of space for the storage and playback of videos. Moreover, the comprehensive solution extends to a large number of commonly used devices and platforms, making it extremely practical.

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