LONDON — The Federal Trade Commission today approved a new wireless technology that allows planes to transmit their passengers’ audio and video content to the Internet through a mobile device.
The new device uses a special wireless transmitter to transmit audio and text to a mobile phone that can be configured to control what’s shown and how much it’s shown.
The device also provides the capability of receiving video messages from an airplane’s cockpit.
The technology has been in development for a while by FTSE 100 companies and some smaller companies in the wireless and entertainment sectors.
The Federal Trade Commision said it received more than 20,000 comments on the new device.
The device is designed to be used on airplanes, as well as helicopters and aircraft carriers.
The new technology was approved in October.