RICHMOND, BC, July 22 /CNW/ - Empower Technologies (TSX.V: EPT) is
pleased to receive the first sales order to customize and supply the Empower
embedded computer and software technology for two new infotainment
demonstration systems from a well recognized transportation equipment
In today's energy cost sensitive business, such as transportation,
Empower's embedded computer and software technology will supply a light
weight, low power, low heat, high performance, and cost efficient Single Board
Computer and embedded software for use in the digital infotainment systems in
the transportation industry such as airlines, high speed trains and long haul
buses to save fuel usage without eroding user experience and satisfaction.
According to an article posted in the Avionews.com (080711135814-1092236,
World Aeronautical Press Agency - 2008-07-11 01:58 pm), "US Airways says it
will start removing in-flight entertainment systems on domestic flights in
November to save about USD 10 million annually in fuel and other costs.
Spokesman Phil Gee says US Airways will cut the movie systems from about 200
aircraft, but it will keep movies in its widebody aircraft for international
flights and trips to Hawaii. US Airways says it will test a cheaper and
lighter seat-back TV system later this year."
Empower's embedded software and Single Board Computers will be assembled
and integrated into the infotainment system. Depending on the type of system
and transportation, it can be 2 to 4 Single Board Computers for a small
transport to hundreds of Single Board Computers for a large transport such as
jumbo jets and trains. The embedded software and Single Board Computer will
provide all of the functionality of current generation systems, but with
vastly enhanced digital media support and features, think iPhone, all in a
smaller, lighter, faster, and lower cost package. An incredible solution for
the transportation equipment manufacturer and their customers such as
airlines, trains, and buses!
Due to the competitive nature of the transportation equipment industry,
the manufacturer requested to remain anonymous until such time they feel it is
appropriate to disclose. Empower respects their request.
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