Donica Aviation and Kiora Media Announce Complete Wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) System based on Marlin DRM



Shenzhen and Santa Clara, CA., December 1, 2015 - Donica Aviation Engineering, a leading Chinese in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution provider and Kiora Media, a last mile connectivity provider, today announced a joint solution to deliver a complete hardware and software platform for wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE). Wireless IFE opens the floodgates to a new BYOD (bring your own device) experience for passengers that lowers the airlines set up costs when compared to embedded systems, and creates alternate revenue streams for airlines.
The joint solution provides Donica's Wireless AVOD System with Kiora's KIVE content distribution platform that is designed to work with no connectivity. The turnkey hardware and software offering makes the solution suitable and quickly deployable for airlines of any size. With it, passengers can access movies, news, e-books and games from the airline's entertainment package and play it on their own devices.
"We selected Kiora's content distribution platform because it is widely deployed and is specifically designed for captive audience environments like in-cabin," said Justin Min, CEO of Donica. "Kiora's solution also supports Marlin DRM, the leading Digital Rights Management technology in China. The combined solution with Donica will provide our customers the best-of-breed hardware and software components that are optimized to drive down deployment costs for a wireless in-flight entertainment system."
"Donica has a great track record of innovating IFE systems, and is one of the leading IFE manufacturer in China," said Ganesh Janyavula, Vice President of Engineering, Kiora. "Kiora's platform offering with integrated Marlin DRM and Donica's In-Flight wireless system will provide a secure and dynamic content distribution system for airline passengers.
Marlin DRM is an open, standards-based multi-format content protection technology. It has been widely adopted for IPTV and OTT initiatives across Europe and Japan and is the leading DRM in China.

About Donica Donica is a Chinese IFE avionics manufacturer, established in 2003. Today it has expanded significantly with operations in China, USA and Europe as well as forging strategic alliance with many companies worldwide. Donica has also obtained FAA, EASA and CAAC approvals covering design, production and maintenance. Donica's IFE product range includes Digital Media Reproducer that is fully approved by EASA and FAA and is installed on aircraft in all four continents. Other products include in-flight Wi-Fi system using cutting edge technology to significantly increase performance and reliability over current WLAN solutions in the market. With satellite communication (Ku/Ka), in-flight Wi-Fi is capable of providing Internet service onboard. Donica is constantly working toward innovative products for airlines and optimal passenger experience.

About Kiora Kiora's content distribution platform provides last mile connectivity to low bandwidth domains. Content Hotspot - its' flagship distribution platform has patented technology and is audited and approved by various content studios. Kiora provides a complete distribution offering including a software platform and appliances for in-vehicle/in-flight/in-retail environments. With a Kiora platform, Service providers, Operators, System Integrators and others can quickly build a content delivery network by deploying Content Hotspots at various procurement points. Once built, the network is fully capable of providing high quality VOD and other value-added (VAS) services to the viewers without the need for the broadband bandwidth. For further information, visit www.kioramedia.tv