Portable IFE


Introducing Sierra, the third-generation, streaming, portable InFlight Entertainment (IFE) system from Astronics CSC. This portable IFE system is designed to meet your requirements of short-term aircraft trials as well as your long-term IFE solution needs.

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Your Easy Streaming Solution

Designed to install in the overhead compartment of commercial aircraft, Sierra is a battery-operated alternative to a fixed IFE installation.

This portable IFE solution is capable of multi-user media streaming of audio, video-on-demand, digital magazine content, and much more. In addition to its content streaming capabilities, the product also offers an on-board cellular radio and a dedicated third Wi-Fi radio that enables networking of multiple units.

The unit's lightweight, compact size deploys easily in almost any cabin environment. With 12 hours of continuous battery operation, this solution is not only easy to operate, but is also easy to customize to meet your needs. Software APIs are available to quick-start your streaming and content management application. High capacity SSD storage ensures that you can provide ample content for streaming to passenger devices.


Portable IFE Features

  • Low-power Intel® Atom x86 processor
  • Dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11ac, Wave 2 Access Point
  • Dedicated third 802.11ac/bgn radio (2.4 GHz /5 GHz) for wireless networking between multiple units
  • Dual, hot-swappable batteries for over 12-hours of video streaming content
  • Up to 2 TB of storage possible with front removable solid-state drive (can be locked for permanent storage)
  • Optional power from an external aircraft power outlet with the appropriate STC
  • Small and lightweight
  • Support for Docker Container applications
  • ADS-B receiver to support moving map applications
  • PA pause feature that automatically pauses Audio/Video stream during crew announcements
  • 4G/LTE cellular radio - automatically disables radio based on aircraft movement
  • Disables IFE system automatically in the event of an emergency decompression event

Astronics CSC reserves the right to make changes to the Specification and its products at any time without notice.

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Contact & Support

Astronics CSC

804 S. Northpoint Blvd.
Waukegan, IL 60085 USA

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