In-Flight Entertainment Solutions Designed for Business Jet Owners and Operators

| October 30, 2018

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Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the ability to connect your devices and access media is key to the success of any trip. 5x5IFE offers a streaming hosted media server, cloud file dropbox, WiFi passthrough with bandwidth protection, and HDMI video/audio output. This portable device provides the conduit to entertainment for yourself and your guests.

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Certain Affinity (CA) was founded in 2006 as a bootstrap startup with the goal of creating innovative, top-quality action games. CA brings together an exceptionally experienced, unusually talented group to form the largest independent developer in Austin, Texas. The company’s 150+ full-time employees include veterans from dozens of successful game studios, with Max Hoberman, CA’s founder and former Multiplayer and Online lead for the Halo series, serving as President.

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