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Unattributed VC | Alive

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Last Raised

$15M | 13 yrs ago

About Lumexis

Lumexis, Inc., is developing the in-flight entertainment system based on fiber optic technology from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Per Lumexis, this technology enabled the replacement of 2-tons of copper cables with a couple of light weight fibers. In the inflight entertainment market, this technology aims to enable the deployment of a premium entertainment system not possible with current technologies and market constraints.

Headquarters Location

3184 Airway Building D

Costa Mesa, California, 92626,

United States


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Lumexis Patents

Lumexis has filed 1 patent.

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Video formats, Broadcast engineering, Inflight magazines, Aviation safety, Track geometry


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Related Topics

Video formats, Broadcast engineering, Inflight magazines, Aviation safety, Track geometry



Latest Lumexis News

40 Success Stories: When Lumexis Brought Fiber-To-The-Screen

Aug 7, 2019

Lumexis’ Fiber-To-The-Screen in-flight entertainment solution. Image: Lou Sharkey To celebrate the 40th anniversary of APEX EXPO this year, APEX Media is looking back at its members’ most  significant achievements . Today, we take a look at the effect that Lumexis Corporation’s Fiber-To-The-Screen system had on in-flight entertainment. In 2009, Lumexis Corporation’s Fiber-To-The-Screen (FTTS) system took off on board an Airbus A320 aircraft as part of a test flight operated by US Airways. It marked the first time a fiber-optic network had been used to deliver in-flight entertainment (IFE) to a seatback screen. Lou Sharkey, who held roles as president and COO at Lumexis, which he was with from 2007 until its dissolution in 2016, explained that the benefits of FTTS were manifold. “FTTS offered heretofore unheard-of bandwidth. It allowed 500-plus passengers to stream high-definition movies on a Boeing 747,” he commented. “This effectively future-proofed the IFE system, since airlines could upgrade the system using the fiber network installed without ripping out wires and replacing them.” FTTS was the first new IFE system in over 15 years to be certified and line-fit-approved by Boeing on its 737-8 and 737 MAX airframes. Flydubai installed FTTS on over 40 of its 737 aircraft, and “they reported that the system was completely paid for by the revenue that it generated,” says Sharkey. According to the airline , the system is still operating with little support three full years after Lumexis left the industry due to liquidity constraints. Other airline customers included the Lion Air Group, Transaero and Turkish Airlines. As a result of FTTS, Sharkey says the airline community realized that fiber-optic networks worked on board and, since its launch in 2009, many other fiber-related developments have been made in avionics. This realization also led the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) to establish a subcommittee focused on developing standards for fiber-optic systems, connectors, maintenance, training and more.

Lumexis Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Lumexis founded?

    Lumexis was founded in 2003.

  • Where is Lumexis's headquarters?

    Lumexis's headquarters is located at 3184 Airway, Costa Mesa.

  • What is Lumexis's latest funding round?

    Lumexis's latest funding round is Unattributed VC.

  • How much did Lumexis raise?

    Lumexis raised a total of $16M.

  • Who are the investors of Lumexis?

    Investors of Lumexis include Zone Ventures, PAR Capital Management and Monitor Ventures.

  • Who are Lumexis's competitors?

    Competitors of Lumexis include EMS Technologies.

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