Detachable seat mounted audio-visual entertainment system with locally storable, selectable, and updatable content

  • US 20050132407A1
  • Filed: 12/15/2003
  • Published: 06/16/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An entertainment system for use on a passenger transportation vehicle, said system comprising:

  • (a) a plurality of passenger terminals, said passenger terminals comprising;

    (1) a housing;

    (2) a first storage medium for storage of digital data comprising a plurality of audio-visual content items;

    (3) a viewing screen;

    (4) audio output interface;

    (5) a passenger interface, said passenger interface adapted to allow a passenger to select at least one of said audio-visual content items for listening and/or display from said first storage medium;

    (b) a power supply system, said power supply system adapted to supply power to one or more of said passenger terminals;

    (c) a transportation vehicle host computer, said host computer comprising a local network manager for management of digital data flow to and from each of said passenger terminals;

    (d) a local network, said local network providing digital communication between said transportation vehicle host and said plurality of passenger terminals.

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