Given the challenging economic environment facing our airline partners, the combination of a new revenue stream and an enhanced in-flight entertainment menu is particularly compelling
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 4, 2009 -
Today, transit focused gaming provider Flight Deck Gaming Inc. announced that it had secured an exclusive partnership to provide gaming solutions to digEcor, the world's largest provider of handheld IFE (In Flight Entertainment). According to independent market research firm Frost & Sullivan, digEcor currently controls 45% of the global In-Flight Entertainment handheld sector.
"We explored a number of gaming options and found that Flight Deck Gaming's airline operations and gaming expertise made them uniquely qualified to support our various initiatives in this arena," stated digEcor President Brad Heckel.
"digEcor is a recognized leader in the IFE sector and my colleagues at Flight Deck Gaming and I are very excited to be working with digEcor's team," said Howard E. Woods, Managing Partner of Flight Deck Gaming.
Through the multi year agreement, Flight Deck Gaming will have the exclusive rights to provide digEcor (and by extension the company's extensive list of airline partners) with gaming related entertainment solutions.
By 2012, online gaming related revenue is expected to exceed $20 billion according to statistical research firm GrabStats (http://www.grabstats.com). In addition, according to In-Stat Research, revenue derived from various WiFi enabled devices will surpass $1 billion by 2012. The prospect of tangible new revenue streams, coupled with the "captive audience" nature of most transit passengers, has created an attractive environment through which transit providers hope to exploit the commercial potential of gaming.
"Given the challenging economic environment facing our airline partners, the combination of a new revenue stream and an enhanced in-flight entertainment menu is particularly compelling," added Heckel.
About Flight Deck Gaming, Inc.
Flight Deck Gaming is a gaming solutions provider that is focused on the transit industry. The Los Angeles, California based company represents a unique combination of airline operations and networked gaming expertise. Flight Deck Gaming employs a diverse portfolio of gaming applications to deliver custom gaming solutions to its partners who come from the various sectors of the transit industry including airlines, cruise, resorts and rail. Although Flight Deck Gaming's solution set supports the entire transit industry, the company's initial focus is the aviation industry and its more than 4 billion annual passengers.
For more information about Flight Deck Gaming, please visit http://www.flightdeckgaming.com or contact Howard Woods, 818 404 5478.
About digEcor, Inc.
digEcor provides a turn-key solution specializing in sourcing, encoding, and encrypting content; pioneering proprietary personal media platforms; and implementing end-to-end programs. With years of experience, digEcor's team focuses on increasing traveler satisfaction, creating easily executed solutions, and generating revenue opportunities for clients. Based in Springville, Utah, digEcor has offices in Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, and Toulouse, France.
For more information about digEcor, please visit http://www.digEcor.com or contact Adam Williams, 801 489 2031.