Avionics specialist Chicago Jet Group has inked an agreement to be the exclusive distributor for Paradigm Technology’s new AdonisOne portable in-flight entertainment system for business aircraft. The low-cost, portable system also includes a moving map.
With a retail price starting at $15,000, the AdonisOne comes pre-loaded with 75 movies, 15 magazines, 10 music albums and the moving map. Buyers can also customize the content with passenger briefing cards and other documents such as catering menus and crew profiles.
Up to 10 passengers can access the content on the AdonisOne via the unit’s built-in Wi-Fi signal. Any smart device can connect to AdonisOne, which is controlled via an HTML 5 web user interface, and passengers can change destination information for the moving map using their devices. The user interface can be custom branded by the owner of the AdonisOne unit.
A lithium-ion battery provides up to 10 hours of viewing time and 15 hours of standby time. All content is provided under licensing agreements with studios and publishers, and content is updated on a monthly basis, including five new recent-release movies. The monthly service fee is $169.
The current version of AdonisOne (the LT model) is updated via flash memory, but the next version (the LX) will offer Wi-Fi updating when the aircraft is parked on a ramp with Wi-Fi access to the Internet. The LX will also offer streaming access for up to 15 passengers. An XR model for up to 60 passengers is also on tap, designed for charter airlines.
The AdonisOne LX weighs 3.0 pounds and in addition to battery power, operates on 12-to-28 VDC or 100-to-240 VAC. Size is 7.75 by 6.25 by 2.25 inches. No certification is required, and the AdonisOne can be carried from aircraft to aircraft. “If you have more than one airplane, now you’ve got a real entertainment system,” said Mike Mitera, Chicago Jet Group director of operations.