the next generation TopSeries will enable airlines to enjoy the system's image rich 3-D graphics and flexible video playback capability. The system is able to handle MPEG 1, 2, 4, and WM9 formats, and passenger seats can be equipped with in-seat screen displays ranging is size from 8.9" to 23 inch. At the Dubai Air Show, Thales will show its first of kind 23-inch high performance display.



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Passengers will notice an impressive visual experience. Starting with a flash based menu screen, viewers will see new graphic animations and transition effects like never before. New 3-D graphic games, 3-D interactive moving maps and 3-D interactive destination information programs with advertising are all highlights of Thales's show demonstration. "We are making great strides with the TopSeries system. As technology evolves, so does our product. Our focus is to help airlines deliver a memorable passenger experience and we are doing just that," said Alan Pellegrini, Vice President and General Manager of Thales's In-flight Entertainment business. Thales will first install its next generation IFE technology on the Boeing 787 platform.

Notes to the Editor
Thales IFE Systems: Thales is one of two major IFE system suppliers and the only company that elected to design and develop a new system intended for both Entertainment & Communications. The system is called TopSeriesTM. Thales has enjoyed total satisfaction in tests on the early long flights and route proving flights on Airbus's innovative A380 aircraft (MSN2 aircraft) and as a close partner of Boeing, is chosen as a preferred supplier for IFE systems for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Thales's IFE systems have been selected by over 40 airlines worldwide, flying a total of over 600 aircraft.

About Thales
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing defence, aerospace and security markets worldwide. Thales's leading-edge technology is supported by 22 000 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. To this end, the group's civil and military businesses develop in parallel and share a common base of technologies to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. The group builds its growth on its unique multi-domestic strategy based on trusted partnerships with national customers and market players, while leveraging its global expertise to support local technology and industrial development. Thales employs 68,000 people in 50 countries with forecast 2007 revenues in excess of € 12 billion.



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