Few industries are more highly regulated than aerospace. PDT’s partnership with Telefonix, a technology design and manufacturing company whose solutions are installed on over 80% of the world’s aircraft, is driving innovation in passenger experience, connectivity and communications.

Scouting: Technical, Business, User and Design

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Aerospace Expertise

Scouting: Technical, Business, User and Design

The in-flight entertainment and connectivity markets have become critical to overall passenger satisfaction. PDT, with our partner Telefonix, offers a uniquely qualified team to create innovative passenger entertainment and connectivity solutions with expanded features and superior ease of use. This begins with our team of researchers who provide a holistic look at customer desires, unmet needs and marketplace opportunities.

Development Research

Development Research

From passengers to airline employees, aircraft manufacturers to maintenance crews, our team conducts contextual research to understand the entire Voice of the Community - every party involved with the installation, use and upkeep of these complex systems has their voice heard and insights integrated into the development process.

Industrial Design

Industrial Design

Our diverse design team creates engaging, aesthetically appropriate solutions that meet requirements including interchangeability, reconfiguration, and upgradability.

Exclusive Telefonix Technologies

Exclusive Telefonix Technologies

Telefonix’s proprietary cord reel and cable management solutions provide cable freedom and flexibility for passengers on today’s commercial and business aircraft. The Telefonix system carries multiple signals through a single cable for all in-flight entertainment and communication systems, enabling our design team to develop incredibly connected, immersive and robust passenger entertainment and control products.

User Experience and Software

User Experience & Software

Our software and hardware engineers have an unparalleled level of experience managing the complexities of integrating and validating complex on-board communication systems, including aggregation of components, software/hardware integration, system verification, formal qualification and acceptance testing.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

PDT’s engineers are expert at solving the most complex challenges presented by system architecture, product design, material selection, manufacturability and lifecycle planning for the unique needs of the aerospace market.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

PDT's electrical engineers design state-of-the-art solutions that enable in-flight communications and connectivity.

Prototyping

Prototyping

PDT's in-house prototype shop is staffed by highly technical craftspeople who fabricate precision models for testing, evaluation, and marketing purposes. Prototyping eliminates potential integration and installation problems down the line, expediting time to market and ensuring consistency with the colors, materials and finishes of contemporary aircraft interiors.

Platform Development

Platform Development

Because technology moves so quickly and development cycles are increasingly compressed, we have created three base products to purchase as-is (for integration into your system) or to use as a starting point for customization to your particular needs. Click to learn more about Telefonix’s Cabin ACe Wireless Access Point (WAP) 2MCU and 4MCU General Purpose Servers.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Whether your program calls for engineering validation testing, environmental compliance testing, UL or CE certification, FAA, EASA or OEM Certification or FDA testing, our partner Telefonix can lead the effort. From test fixture and setup design to documentation and test execution, we have experienced staff members ready to work with you to achieve success. Understanding that each customer's use of technology will be unique, we leverage both mechanical and human interface testing at Telefonix's headquarters designed to simulate use in the product's actual environment.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

PDT’s Anechoic chamber (EMI Chamber) is designed to test antennae, radar, and electromagnetic interference.

FAA Repair Station

FAA Repair Station

A repair station certified by the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is operated at Telefonix headquarters.

Manufacturing and Assembly

Manufacturing & Assembly

Our partner Telefonix is an AS 9100, ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certified manufacturer, with employees trained in Lean, Six Sigma, and 5S. They manufacture products for highly regulated and security-minded industries in Waukegan, Illinois, and our global sourcing team also leverages a trusted network of partners in Asia.

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