Learning content management technology specialist Giunti Labs has been named as one of 31 partners in 14 European countries who are collaborating on a 36 month project to create a series of new services for air passengers. Among Giunti Labs’ partners in this project are Airbus, Thales Avionics, EADS, Selex Communications, Siemens and the University of Bremen.
The project, called Electronic Enabled Cabin and Associated Logistics for Improved Passenger Services and Operational Efficiency (E-Cab), has received research funding from the European Community's Six Framework Programme.
The project focuses on the development of on-board services to improve the flying experience. These services aim to optimise information delivery, the baggage handling process and boarding procedures and may also extend to passengers’ use of communication services while in the air.
According to Fabrizio Cardinali, Giunti Labs’ CEO: “Giunti Labs will be contributing its considerable expertise in innovative software architectures development, advanced content management and edutainment applications to help develop the innovative passenger services which the E-Cab project aims to deliver."
The E-Cab project is aimed at giving greater control to passengers by collecting, manipulating and providing passengers with intelligent information. This allows passengers to know when they are expected on the aircraft; the location of their luggage, and will enable them to determine the amount of time - for leisure or business – that they have while at an airport.
On-board the aircraft, passengers will have control over the means by which they access their connectivity, with options ranging from mobile phones, PDAs and laptop computers to the classical IFE (In-flight Entertainment) interface. Passengers will also be given the means to control their use of time on board the aircraft by being able to, for example, order meals at times that suit their individual needs.
The project’s goal is to provide airline passengers with a broad range of advanced services that are currently unavailable from any airline. In future, thanks to E-Cab, airlines could provide passengers with access to tourist information about their holiday destination; video and music on demand, as well as personalised and secure services such as email access.
“The Integration of on-board services with the ground services will enable information to reach passengers real time,” Cardinali explained. “For example, they will be able to check the gates for transfer flights before they reach the terminal or they can order and pay by credit card for duty free products before arriving at the airport.”
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About Giunti Labs
Giunti is unique in the international publishing industry.
In 1497, Giunti publishers and typographers in Florence, together with others in Venice, began modern book manufacturing. Over the years Giunti has built a ‘historical catalogue’ of huge dimensions, through a gradual process of ‘fusion’ of different publishers, but also through the creation of new brands, including Giunti Labs.
Giunti Editore now includes 20 companies in the publishing sector.
Giunti Labs, which has its EMEA headquarters in Italy and an offices in Milton Keynes (UK) and in Boston (US), provides a wide range of services, in response to any content, learning and knowledge management need, covering:
• Content production
• Research and development
• Technological solutions for content, learning & knowledge management
• Architectural and technological solutions for mobile & wireless
• Training and consulting
Giunti Labs provides the learn eXact® suite, Europe's leading e-learning and mobile learning content management technology. This suite is interoperable with all major vendor-driven and open source LMS and VLE solutions in the market including Plateau, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba, WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai, LRN and Moodle.
Moreover, Giunti Labs does not just adhere to the international standards relating to the LMS/LCMS world, it is one of the organisations that helps to determine and drive these standards: co-writing and developing them. Giunti Labs plays a key role in most of the international institutions for the definition of e-learning specifications (IEEE LTSC, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36, CEN/ISSS WSLT, AICC, IMS, ADL-SCORM and OKI).
About Giunti Labs’ learn eXact® suite
Giunti Labs’ learn eXact is a eLearning and Mobile Learning content management system (LCMS) that enables users to create, manage and deliver content based on learning objects, XML, standards and international specifications. It delivers learning content to location-based mobile devices, interactive TV and wearable computer devices.
Further information from:
Angus Turpin, Giunti Labs, +44 (0) 7733 365063
Minna Leikas, Giunti Labs, +39 3489 399127
Giancarlo Bo, project manager, Giunti Labs, +39 018542123