nice® HD – Business jet infotainment redefined

Trusted by Hollywood studios

Integrated Digital Rights Management

Many talk about it, but Lufthansa Technik can do it: legal streaming of high definition (HD) videos in business jets via the IFE network. Thanks to Ethernet expertise in business jets that has been developed and demonstrated over years, nice® HD puts Lufthansa Technik in the unique position of being able to offer a system that fulfills the high standards of the major Hollywood labels through absolutely secure DRM.

Approved content encryption

DRM is short for Digital Rights Management, a system for protecting the copyrights of data circulated via the Internet or other digital media by enabling secure distribution and/or disabling illegal distribution of the data. DRM and content security are essential features of a high definition IFE system such as nice® HD, because they protect the ownership rights of content providers and meet, for example, the requirement for receiving HD audio/video on-demand content or distributing Blu-ray content within the aircraft network.

Lufthansa Technik is convinced that Digital Rights Management is more than just the encryption or transport protection. We regard it as an essential part of any future-proof IFE/CMS solution.

Digital Rights Management:

  • Protects and secures the entire distribution chain
  • Is required to receive HD content from the studios
  • Provides secure algorithms, embedded playback/distribution rights, and license management
  • Allows the legal IP-based distribution of Blu-ray within nice® HD
  • Allows distribution of HD content via audio/video on demand within nice® HD
HD Control and Media Touch Screens – Half mounted

Ready for the “analog sunset”

As the future-oriented IFE/CMS system, nice® HD, as a fully digital system is optimally prepared to help you to avoid problems with the “analog sunset” of Blu-ray players that play HD movies.

What you should know:
“With the exception of existing models, any licensed player manufactured after 31 December 2010 shall limit analog video outputs for decrypted Advanced Access Content System (AACS) content to Standard Definition (SD) interlace modes only. No licensed player that passes HD Blu-ray content (decrypted AACS) to analog video outputs may be manufactured or sold after 31 December 2013.”

Customer advantages

  • Highest video and audio quality on the market (1080p, full HD) – depending on screen resolution
  • Easy to use, install and maintain
  • Legal Ethernet-based distribution of Blu-ray movies and HD content
  • Fully integrated Digital Rights Management (DRM) framework – fulfilling the requirements of the major Hollywood studios
  • Capable of handling multicast streaming of Blu-ray and full audio/video on-demand with high definition content, including readiness for early window content
  • Multi-tasking user interface with animated graphical user interface (operated with integrated scroll-wheel and touchscreen)
  • Highly configurable, customizable and flexible integrated network
  • Interoperable with consumer PED, i.e. smartphones and tablets
  • High integration of functionalities results in reduced number of line replaceable units (LRUs)
  • Open architecture allows for easy integration of third-party equipment and new applications
  • Supports both wired and wireless Ethernet for system control and Internet access
  • Very reliable, advanced and continually improved with:
    - Highly Accelerated Life Tests (HALT)
    - Highly Accelerated Stress Screenings (HASS)
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Global logistics support network