inflight communications & entertainment systems

Inflight communications & entertainment systems
Manufacturer or Service
Aerial View Systems
P.O. Box 9905
Newport Beach, Calif.
92658
(714) 969-2470;
Fax: (714) 969-5543;
www.aerialviewsystems.com
Model/System/Service
AVS 420
Auto-xoom
Entertainment Camera
AVS 460
Entertainment Camera
Gneral Capabilities
Remarks
Cabin Video
24 x 200 m stabilized camera that automatically zooms for taxi, takeoff
and landing while permitting passengers to adjust the zoom from wideangle for taxi to telephoto at any time. Includes camera control unit
(CCU), camera head, 2m cable, connectors, installation racks, trays and
gussets. $12,800
Cabin Video
Miniature 2x telephoto lens; camera head and servo automatically
adjust to different viewing attitudes for taxi, take-off and landing while
permitting the passengers to adjust the tilt at any time. Includes camera
control unit (CCU),
camera head, servo, lens, 2m cables, connectors, installation rack, tray
and gussets.
AVS470 (tail and winglet) — 4 mm wide-angle camera installed at the
top of the tail providing panoramic view of the aircraft, sky and landscapt
ahead. Engines, thrust revers, flaps/slats, ailerons and spoilers can be
views.
AVS 470 &
AVS 470-AF
SuperVision Camera
AVS470 (winglet) — 7.5 mm wide-angle camera installed in the winglet
to assist pilot during taxi.
Cabin Video
AVS470 (gear door auto-flip) — 7.5 mm wide-angle camera installed
through the nose gear trailing-link door permitting pilots to observe the
gear, blown tires, hot brakes, flaps/slats, APU, ice, FOD, etc. Auto-flip
automatically inverts video for the passenger landscape viewing when
the gear is up.
AVS 480 Map Trac — MapTrac software including interactive and autocamera tracking of point of interest, POL library, maving maps, log and
data page.
Aircell LLC
303 S. Technology Ct.
Buidling A
Broomfield, CO 80021
(303) 301-3200
(888) 328-0200Fax:
(303) 926-8970
www.aircell.com
Aircell ST 3100
Aircell
Axxess II
Aircell Axxess EZ
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Satellite communication system with Iridium
voice and narrowband
data. Optional fax and
cockpit data services
Single-channel Iridium satcom system providing global voice and narrowband data services for passengers and crew. Can accommodate up
to three handsets with large-formate color displays, advanced noise
reduction and earbud jacks. Monochromatic wireless handset also available. Cradle, flush-mount, reel and portable handset styles available.
Integrated RS 232 modem, audio panel/POTS intercance and pockpit/
cabin intercom. Supports popular cockpit data service programs from
Satcom Direct, Honeywell and ARINC Direct. $22,735 for full system.
Two-year warranty with extensions available.
Cabin communications
system with Iridium
voice and narrowband
data. Optional fax,
cockpit data service
and interfaces for Aircell Broadband, SwiftBroadband, Swift64
and Inmarsat Classic
Multi-channel cabin communications system offering global voice and
narrowband data capabilities, with optional broadband service for passengers and crew. Included are color handset (wired or wireless) with
advanced noise reduction and earbus jacks; 802.11b/g Wi-Fi hotspot
and full PBX switching functions. System is “network neutral” and can
provide service over many different networks. Two built-in channels of
Iridium Satellite service are included for voice and low-speed data, and
two additional Iridium channels are optional. Compatible with optional
Aircell Broadband and SwiftBroadband systems for hight-speed data,
and Inmarsat Classic service for voice and low-speed data. Fax capability. Also supports popular cockpit data servce programs from Satcom
Direct, Honeywell and ARINC Direct. $41,969, full basic system; some
options and interfaces require additional equipment. Multiple service
plans available. Two-year limited warranty with extensions available.
Cabin communication
systems with Iridium
voice and narrowband
data. For MagnaStar
replacement. Optional
fax, cockpit data services and interfaces
for Aircell Broadband,
SwiftBroadband,
Swift64 and Inmarsat
Classic.
Multi-channel cabin communications system offering global voice and
narrowband data capabilities, with optional broadband service for
passengers and crew. Designed specifically as a MagnaStar replacement system, Aircell Axxess EZ reuses existing MagnaStar wiring and
companent locations, easing installation requirements and reducing
aircraft downtime. Included are next-generation color handsets (wired
or wireless) with advanced noise reduction and earbud jacks. 802.11b
Wi-Fi hotspot and full PBX switching functions. System is “network neutral” and can provide service over many different networks. Two built-in
channels of Iridium Satellite service are included for voice and low-speed
data, and two additinal Iridium channels are optional. Compatible with
optional Aircell Broadband and SwiftBroadband systems for hight-speed
data, and Inmarsat Classic service for voice and low-speed data. Fax
capability. Also supports popular cockpit data servce programs from
Satcom Direct, Honeywell and ARINC Direct. $44,964, full basic system;
some options and interfaces require additional equipment. Multiple service plans available. Two-year limited warranty with extensions available.
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Avionics
Inflight communications & entertainment systems
Manufacturer or Service
Aircell LLC
303 S. Technology Ct.
Buidling A
Broomfield, CO 80021
(303) 301-3200
(888) 328-0200Fax:
(303) 926-8970
www.aircell.com
Alto Aviation
113 Tolman Ave.
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 466 5992
(800) 814) 0123
Fax: (978) 466 5996
www.altoaviation.com
Model/System/Service
Gneral Capabilities
Remarks
Provides broadband
data capabilities for
Aircell Axxess cabin
system. Full Internet,
e-mail, streaming video,
etc. 3 MCU unit weighs
approximately 11 lb
Broadband system allows passengers and crews to use their own Wi-Fi
enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs to browse the
Net, send and receive e-mail with attachments, instant message and
access corporate VPNs at broadband speeds. Uses mobile wireless
technology and a network of 92 ground stations in the United States.
Operator can choose one of two service plans according to the speed
desired by the customer. Both plans offer unlimited data usage with no
restrictions on number of users, logins, session time or amount of data
transferred for a fixed monthly fee. $46,830 includes Aircell Broadband
module and associated broadband equipment. Requires Aircell Axxess
cabin system, priced separately. Two-year limited warranty with extensions available.
Aircell’s
SwiftBroadBand
Solution
Provides global voice
and data connectivity for e-mail and light
Intenet
SwiftBroadband is Inmarsat’s global aeronautical service offering global
in-flight voice and data connectivity at up to 432 kbps per channel
(depanding on antenna choice). Powered by Thrane & Thrane, Aircell’s
SwiftBroadband system offers global e-mail, light Internet, voice service
and other features. Compatible with most Wi-Fi laptops, smartphones
or PDAs. Sold and supported through Aircell and its worlwide dealer and
distributor network, it includes a dual LRU system (one 2 MCU and other,
approximatley 1 MCU). The system’s standard intermediate-gain antenna
provides connection speeds up to 332 kbps. $80,000 includes full basic
system. Wireless connectivity and other options available for additional
cost. System is available integrated with Aircell Axxess cabin system or
as a standalone. Two-year limited waranty with extensions available.
Alto Executive System
Audio system with
custom equalization
specific to customer’s
aircraft model and floor
plan. Consists of up
to 4 ASP-512 speaker
enclousures, 2 ASW514 subwoofers and
the AA-606DC amplifier
with custom EQ
The Executive System is best suited for aircraft the seat four to eight
passengers, depending on airframe and floor plane. System
weighs 13.5 lb.
Alto Global System
Same as above
Designed for large cabins and additional components orengineering,
as well as cabins with several audio “zones” and requires special
engineering in each zone.
Alto Custom Complete
System
Same as above
Designed for larger aircraft with one or more zones such as a BBj,
Airbus and other transport category aircraft.
Alto nVELOP System
Same as Above
Provides an optimal surround experience for each seat,
whether forward- or aft-facing, VIP or club.
Aircell ATG 4000
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Inflight communications & entertainment systems
Manufacturer or Service
Aircraft Cabin Systems
2609-151st Pl. N.E.
Redmond, Wa. 98052-5522
(425) 833-8008
www.aircraftcabin
systems.com
AIRVOD
Heather House
Heather Rd.
Sandyford Industrial Estate
Dublin 18, Ireland
+353 1 2913030
info@airvod.com
www.airvod.com
ARINC
255 Riva Rd.
Annapolis, Md. 21401-7465
(410) 956-5465
(301) 858-4000
(800) 633-6882
Fax: (410) 573-3300
www.arinc.com
ASiQ Ltd.
Factory 2
1 Contour Cl,
Research, Victoria, 3095,
Australia
+61-3-9437-1233
www.asiq.com
Audio International
(subsidiary of
DeCrane Aerospace)
7300 Industry Dr.
North LIttle Rock, Ark.
72117
(501) 955-2929
Fax: (501)955-2988
www.decraneaerospace.com
Avidyne Corp.
55 Old Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 402-7400
(800) AVIDYNE
Fax: (781) 401-7599
www.avidyne.com
infor@avidyne.com
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Model/System/Service
Gneral Capabilities
Remarks
Plasma
video monitors
cabin video
42-in. (70.0 lb) and 50-in. (99.2 lb) diagonal plasma screen monitors;
16.9 aspect ratio; 3.5-in. depth; infrared remote included. Optional
wall-mounting brackets. NTSC, PAL, PAL-60, SECAM Video SDTV/480p
and VGA/SVGA/UXGA compatible; AV input jacks; S-video; RGB PC and
computer audio inputs; RS 232C interface; 16.77 million display colors.
CrystalTint
LCD monitors
cabin video
Available in 43 in. and 50 in. diagonal sizes. Non-reflective glass.
Infrared remote; NTSC and PAL automatic switching.
AIRVOD offers air carriers an “end-to-end in-flight entertainment solution,” including hardware, content, maintenance and provisioning to
deliver revenue generating in-flight entertainment services. As part
of the service, AIRVOD can provide movie and GUI language options,
content acquisition, subtitles and dubbed languages, content uploading,
maintenance, headsets, distribution, collection and storage on the
ground and onboard, seat back brackets, trolley storage trays, payment
mechanisms and reconciliation, advertising revenues, online reservations, and other options.
see remarks
cabin audio,
cabin video,
cabin management,
portable IFE
SKYLink by ARINC
Direct Satellite Service
E-mail/Internet, SMS
Inmarsat compatible,
Swift Broadband, fax,
Ku-band service
Inflight broadband (up to 3.5 Mbps) satellite service. Secure access
e-mail, Internet and corporate intranets. Tail-mounted antenna fits on
larger business aircraft. COTS satcom avionics; Ku-band dish antenna
for two-way HSD link via satellite, SkyLink dish antenna.
see remarks
cabin audio, cabin
video, cabin management, Wi-Fi Hotspot,
e-mail, Internet, SMS,
Swift Broadband,
Iridium compatible
Company offers four services: “ASiQnet” connectivity provides passengers with access to E-mail and the Internet from as little as $1, and
in some cases absolutely free. “Air-Commerce” provides destination
specific, cached web capable content, to passengers in their seats. The
passenger dials up the Network Server Unit (NSU) from their laptop and
can then navigate to pages of interest using their favorite web browser.
“SafeCell” is a cell phone accessory that is designed to convert a cell
phone into a wireless data communicator for use in-flight. SafeCell
does not rely on the cell phone transmitter, so it applies to handsets
with Bluetooth or Com ports operating on all networks. “G3CARS” is an
electronic Crew Reporting and Information System, which replaces the
existing manual system by eliminating the requirement for paper.
see remarks
cabin audio,
cabin video,
cabin management
Company produces a wide variety of cabin audio and video systems
and subsystems including DVD/CD players and a wide variety of LCD
flatscreen monitors. Recently introduced a line of touchscreen monitors.
MLB700
SIRIUS Broadcast
Datalink Receiver
Delivers datalink
graphical weather
from WSI InFlight via
the SIRIUS Satellite
Network. Optional
audio entertainment
from SIRIUS Satellite
Radio
Compatible with Avidyne displays including EX500 and EX5000 MFD.
$4,745 data only version; $5,495 data and audio entertainment version
(includes wireless remote) Subscription services, $44.00 and $29.99.
TSO C157.
MLX770 Iridium twoway worldwide datalink
transceiver
Delivers worldwide
aviation-quality
datalink graphical
weather from WSI
InFlight via the Iridium
Satellite Network. Also
provides two-way text
messaging and e-mail
capability
Compatible with Avidyne display including EX500 and EX5000 MFD,
and growing list of EFBs. $11,995. Subscription services approximately
$70 to $120 per month based on 10 hrs. or flying.
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Avionics
Inflight communications & entertainment systems
Manufacturer or Service
Avionica, Inc.
9941 W. Jessamine St.
Miami, FL 33157
(786) 544-1100
www.avionica.com
sales@avionica.com
Avionics Innovations
2450 Montecito Rd
Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 788-2602
www.avionicsinnovations.com
Blue Sky Network
1298 Prospect Street
Ste. 1D
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 551-3894
www.blueskynetwork.com
CMC Esterline
600 Dr. Frederick
Phillips Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H4M2S9
(514) 748-3184
Fax: (514) 748-3100
www.cmcelectronics.ca
EMS SATCOM
400 Maple Grove Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario
K2V 1B8 Canada
North America
+1 800 600 9759
Worldwide +1 613 591 1043
www.emssatcom.com
Model/System/Service
Gneral Capabilities
Wide range of aircraft
data communicatons
products and service
See remarks
see remarks
cabin audio,
cabin video,
cabin management
Remarks
miniQAR: A miniature quick-access recorder, available in combi versions with both ARINC 717 and ARINC 429 data ports
secureLINK: An airborne 802.11 wireless gatelink
satLINK: An Iridium data and voice communications management
module
RSU-II Ruggedized Service Unit: A universal handheld Windows XP
tablet computer supporting flight data download, real-time monitoring, ARINC 429 data bus analysis, ARINC 615 data-loading and other
features.
avSCAN: A flight data analysis tool for ARINC 717, ARINC 429 and MIL1553 data.
USB429win: A USB 2.0-based ARINC 429 data bus analyzer for Windows XP
LOAD615win: A USB 2.0-based ARINC 615 data-loader for Window XP
Company designs and manufactures a wide variety of FAA/PMA approved integrated video, audio entertainment and cabin management
systems for business aviation.
Near real-time GPS-based flight tracking, single-channel antenna
feed for Iridium and GPS. Internal or panel installed controls; “Quick
Position” Mayday altert buttom available. Two-way e-mail messaging; Ethernet port for access to internal Web pages; automatic takoff
and lanidng reports; RS 232 port for telemetry data; altitude-based
reporting inteval; LED status indication for message waiting; SkyRouter
service provide integration with the popular mapping system from
Google. Enables users on the ground to track live flights and examine
past flight for detailed analysis.
see remarks
cabin audio,
Iridium compatible,
system integration,
dial-up data;
CMA-220 Inmarsat
intermediate-gain satcom antenna system
Inmarsat Aero-1
SatLite Inmarsat highgain antenna system
Inmarsat compatible,
for SwiftBroadband,
Swift64/128, Inmarsat Aero H/H+
Compact ARINC 781 antenna system for singlei-channel voice and data.
Facilitates Aero H/H+ Swift 64 Services. Ideal for narrow-body air transport and larger business jet aircraft applications. $79,104.
CMA-2102LW Inmarsat
high-gain antenna
Inmarsat compatible,
Swift64/128, Inmarsat Aero H/H+
New lighter-weight ARINC 741 SwiftBroadband antenna system for
multi-channel (3) voice and data. $143,717.
CMA-2102SB Inmarsat
high-gain antenna
Inmarsat compatible, Swift64/128,
Inmarsat Aero
eNfusion™ Communications Convergence
Unit (CCU) and CNX
Cabin Gateway Family of Networking
Products
Cabin Data Acceleration, Networking and
Voice PBX
Enables passengers with wired Ethernet and wireless 802.11g network
as well as wireless voice communications and data acceleration
(CNX-200 Network Accelerator). The CNX-300 Mobile Access Router
includes a CISCO® MAR. The CCU (Communications Convergence Unit)
functions as a PBX, Wi-Fi access point, Ethernet switch, DHCP server
and router. Aero-X and ARINC compatible. Options start at $26,325
eNfusion
HSD-400
Transceiver
Inmarsat compatible,
Swift Broadband,
Swift64
Can operate as standalone Satcom with an ARINC 741/781 Satcom
antenna; supports Mini-M voice and Swift64. 1 Aero H+ Voice; Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) enabler. $194,940.
eNfusion
HSD-440
Transceiver
"Inmarsat SwiftBroadband & Swift64
AeroH+ and Safety
Services
ACARS Data, Aero-H+ voice for cockpit and cabin. 1 x SwiftBroadband
or 2 x Swift64. Single LRU solution for Cockpit and Cabin communications enabling BlackBerry usage and EFB connectivity. $194,940
eNfusion HSD-Xi
Expansion Transceiver
Inmarsat
SwiftBroadband
& Swift 64
eNfusion AMT-700
High-gain Antenna
Inmarsat High-gain
Antenna System
2 LRU tail-mount antenna subsystem for multi-channel voice and data.
Compatible with Inmarsat Aero H/H+/Swift 64 & SwiftBroadband and
will operate with any ARINC 741 / 781 Satcom avionics and HSD-400 /
HSD-440. $93,825
eNfusion AMT-50
High-gain Antenna
Inmarsat High-gain
Antenna System
Tail-mount antenna subsystem for multi-channel voice and data. Compatible with Inmarsat Aero H/H+/Swift64/SwiftBroadband; Operates
with any ARINC 741 / 781 Satcom avionics and HSD-128 / HSD-400 /
HSD-440. $93,825
eNfusion AMT-50G
High-gain Antenna
Inmarsat High-gain
Antenna System
Tail-mount antenna subsystem for multi-channel voice and data. Replaces Gulfstream factory-installed antenna on Gulfstream GIII through
GV aircraft. Operates with any ARINC 741 / 781 Satcom avionics and
HSD-400 / HSD-440. $100,575.
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Multi-channel (6) voice and data antenna. ARINC 761. $40,787.
New light-weight ARINC 741/761 antenna system for multi-channel (3)
voice and data. $143,717.
Add-on module to the eNfusion HSD series providing an additional
SwiftBroadband channel. $59,400
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Manufacturer or Service
EMS SATCOM
400 Maple Grove Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario
K2V 1B8 Canada
North America +1 800 600 9759
Worldwide +1 613 591 1043
www.emssatcom.com
Model/System/Service
Gneral Capabilities
Remarks
eNfusion
AMT-3800
High-gain antenna
Inmarsat
High-gain Antenna System
Fuselage-mount ARINC 781 high-gain phased array
antenna that supports multichannel voice and
data. Fully compatible with Inmarsat Aero H/H+,
Swift64 and SwiftBroadband Class 6. $87,7500
eNfusion
AMT-3500
Intermediate-gain antenna
Inmarsat
Intermediate-gain Antenna
System
Fuselage-mount ARINC 781 intermediate-gain
phased array antenna that supports multichannel
voice and data. Designed for operations with Aero I
and SwiftBroadband Class 7 services. $67,365
Inmarsat
SwiftBroadband Class 7
Solution
Complete communications package. Includes
HSD-467 High-speed Data Terminal, an AMT-3500
Intermediate-gain Antenna, and the CCU-200 Communications Convergence Unit. Offers voice, data
Internet access and cost effective email alternative
through BlackBerry or other personal electronic
devices. $137,000.
Inmarsat
SwiftBroadband Class 6
Solution
Complete communications package. Includes
HSD-467 High-speed Data Terminal, an AMT-3800
Intermediate-gain Antenna, and the CCU-200 Communications Convergence Unit. Offers voice, data
Internet access and cost effective email alternative
through BlackBerry or other personal electronic
devices.$175,000
eNfusion System 7
eNfusion System 6
Flight Display Systems
1765 Grassland Parkway
Alpharetta, Ga. 30004
(678) 867-6717
Fax: (678) 867-6742
www.FlightDisplay.com
www.EllipseTV.com
Garmin International
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(800) 800-1020
(913) 397-8200
www.garmin.com
Heads Up Technologies, Inc.
2033 Chennault
Ste. 100
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 980-4890
(800) 367-4770 (US Only)
Fax: (972) 980-4843
www.heads-up.com
multiple
GDL 69A XM radio receiver
PBS250
PBS400
PBS600 Digital Pre-recorded
Announcement Machine
(PRAM)
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Company produces more
than 40 cabin entertainment
products including moving
map displays, LCD monitors
from 7 inches to 42 inches,
wireless audio systems,
DVD players and glareshield
cameras.
Ellipse TV system employs an elliptically shaped,
dorsal mounted, low profile, phased array,
mechanically steered antenna manufactured by
KVH Industries. The system is initially approved
for the Bombardier Challenger 600 with a pending
STC amendment for the 601 through 605 series
aircraft. Multiple STC approvals are in the works
for other airframes including various Gulfstream
models. Company also produces a 5-inch LCD for
cockpit applications. An in-flight High-Definition
(HD) video system was recently introduced.
Cabin audio
Delivers over 170 channels of XM Satellite Radio
programming to the aircraft. Optional GRC 10
remote control allows passenger selection of channel, category, volume and other features.
Passenger Briefing System
Plays up to eight different messages to aircraft
passengers with studio-quality. safety information
such as takeoff, landing, turbulence and rapid
decompression briefings as well as Frequent Flyer
programs and promotional messages are possible.
The PBS250 can interface with other on onboard
systems to provide fully automatic messages. New
messages are uploaded in the field using a laptop
computer. Certified for CFR Part 21, RTCA/DO160D, and RTCA/DO-178B, Level D.
Passenger Briefing System
This solid-state unit provides an unlimited
number of messages to passengers in up to four
languages. The system can interface with other
aircraft systems for fully automatic message capability. New messages are downloaded in the field
using a laptop computer. Certified for CFR Part 21,
RTCA/DO-160B, and RTCA/DO-178A, non-essential
criticality.
Passenger Briefing System
Provides studio-quality passenger briefings in up
to 63 languages. Safety briefings may be automatically or manually triggered. Optional boarding
music is possible. Certified for CFR Part 21, RTCA/
DO-160B, and RTCA/DO-178A, non-essential
criticality.
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Inflight communications & entertainment systems
Manufacturer or Service
Honeywell Aerospace
21111 N. 19th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(800) 872-7739
Int’l: (602) 436-5977
www.honeywell.com
Model/System/Service
Gneral Capabilities
Remarks
Ovation C-Series Cabin Management System (CMS)
Built around a bi-directional
Controller Area Network
(CAN) data bus backbone.
System’s icon-based, touchscreen PCU dock operates
all of of the cabin’s audio
and video sources, including
lighting, temperature, window
shades and galley functions
from the comfort of the passenger’s seat.
The removable device fits into any existing cup
holder location and can integrate iPod or MP3 players with installed speakers, monitors and control
devices (PCUs and touchscreens). While the dock’s
primary device interface (A/V-in and power-out) is
an iPod proprietary connector, unit comes with a
standard 3.5mm aux-in jack for other MP3 players.
Comes with standard USB connector for charging
function.
Cup Holder Media Dock
By replacing an existing cup
holder location with this
Cup Holder Media Dock, the
passenger’s iPod or other
MP3 player is integrated with
the CMS.
Operating under license from Apple, this device
enables operators to add this integrated audio/
video source to their existing cabin configuration.
The Dock charges the iPod, distributes its audio
and video across the CMS and also provides an
auxiliary audio/video 3.5mm input jack for non-iPod
devices.
JetMap II
Moving map and information
system for passengers to
monitor their flight progress and other features.
Integrated handheld remote
control included. A USB port
on the front of the device
facilitates the rapid download
of the newer databases.
Enables passengers to monitor their flight progress
with high-resolution, worldwide terrain maps (and
street-level maps in the U.S.), as well as flight
path tracking, time to destination, altitude, speed,
heading and other features, such as Sun Maps;
Relative Location Indicator (RLI) depicts direction
and distance to nearby cities; Night Graphics
Setting provides easy viewing in a darkened cabin;
Customizable features include corporate logos and
multi-language audio and video safety briefings.
Using its own embedded Iridium transceiver, or an
already installed Satcom system, JetMap II can
provide the latest headlines, financial news, sports
and weather. By overlaying up-to-the-minute headlines with flight and route information, passengers
can view complete news stories, review individual
stock prices, market updates, and get current
weather conditions.
MCS-4000
MCS-4000
The MCS-4000 system supports four communication channels capable of simultaneous full duplex
voice communications and one channel of data
communications. (3 voice + 1 data)
MCS-7000
Inmarsat compatible, Aero H/
H+ (6 voice + 1 data), Safety
Services Certified
The MCS-7000 offers users a seven channel connection to the ground for simultaneous voice, fax
and modem transmissions. (6 voice + 1 data)
MCS-7100 Series
See Remarks/Description
Satcom service based around the company’s new
HD-710 Satcom unit. A scalable architecture allows
for upgrade to any existing Honeywell MCS System
to include Swift64 and SwiftBroadband. Can operate as a standalone device supporting Classic Aero
voice and Classic Aero data (for safety services),
Swift64, SwiftBroadband and Epic interfaces.
MCS-7120
Inmarsat compatible, Aero H/
H+ (1 voice + 1 data), Safety
Services Certified, Swift64 (2
channels) or SwiftBroadband
(1 channel)
The company's latest Satcom terminal provides
voice and high-speed data. Offers one Classic Aero
channel, one Packet Data channel and either two
channels of Swift64 or one channel of SwiftBroadband. Offers high-speed transfer for both cockpit
communications (Aero H/H+, EFB, Safety Services,
AFIS data) and cabin communication systems
(voice, Internet, Ethernet, fax).
MCS-7163
Inmarsat compatible, Aero
H/H+ (2/5 voice + 1 data),
Safety Services Certified,
Swift64 (2 channels) or SwiftBroadband (2 channels)
Upgrade hardware for any existing Honeywell
MCS-6000 or MCS-3000 system. This system is a
simple retrofit upgrade to add Swift64/SwiftBroadband by just replacing the HPA. The main benefit
of this retrofit upgrade is the SDU/RFU remain the
same. The HD-710 is a drop-in replacement for
the HPA. To utilize Swift64/SwiftBroadband it only
requires wiring additions.
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Inflight communications & entertainment systems
Manufacturer or Service
Honeywell Aerospace
21111 N. 19th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(800) 872-7739
International:
(602) 436-5977
www.honeywell.com
International
Communications Group
230 Pickett’s Line
Newport News, VA 23603
(757) 947-1030
(800) 279-1991
Fax: (757) 947-1035
www.intcomgrp.com
Model/System/Service
Gneral Capabilities
Remarks
Communication Gateway System
Multiple Ethernet Interfaces;
integrated Wireless Access
Point (WAP) capability (IEEE
802.11 a/b/g standards),
connected or remote antenna,
VOIP capable; USB power for
charging carry-on electronics;
flexible installation options.
" Comprised of two LRUs--the CG-710 and the CR-710--the Communication Gateway System combines three functions into one
system. The CGS provides IP PBX, airborne networking, data
acceleration/compression, on-board cabin network enabling the
passengers to surf the Internet, send/receive email, and host videoconferences. Multiple telephone calls can be made and received
on and off the aircraft via wired or wireless handsets using the IP
PBX functionality.
AIS-2000 Satellite
Television
Provides multi-region coverage
of live televised news, sports,
weather, and movies in selected areas around the world.
Programming and content is supplied by DirecTV (USA) and various
free-to-air and subscription services throughout the world. The
system provides six independent channels and the capability of
hosting up to three receiver modules at any one time, each with
two receiver cards.
Inmarsat compatible,
Swift Broadband, Iridium
compatible, Inmarsat I
Cabin Telecommunications Unit (CTU) in a 6 MCU form factor
designed for large to intermediate corporate aircraft. This PABX
system is compatible with transceivers and services of all types
and can integrate the following: multiple Iridium, Magnastar ARTUs,
multiple Cept-E1 circuits, HF radio, PA, Global Star, Aero H (+), I
and HSD. The AeroCom 3000B is able to support emerging communications systems without the requirement to add special interface boxes or wholesale system changeout. It can provide from
12- to 36-station (telephone) ports and offers many executive-style
calling features such as multi-party conferencing, transfer, call
queuing with call back, voice prompts, credit card calling, etc. It
supports many types of user devices from conventional two-wire
telephones to four-wire devices, ISDN, and secure voice handsets.
It can be customized for virtually any application or requirement.
cabin management, Inmarsat
compatible, Swift Broadband,
Iridium compatible, fax,
Inmarsat I, Aero H+
Designed for general aviation and military applications. The 2200
CTU offers many features common to a typical corporate office
telecommunications system. PABX functions such as conferencing,
intercom calling, transfer, executive over-ride, call queuing, voice
prompts, least cost routing, VoIP, etc. are standard in all models
of the system. The AeroCom 2200 offers connectivity, integration
and management of all aircraft communications systems and user
devices. With an internal SIP server, VoIP handsets are supported
with delivery to communications transceivers in IP, PCM or analog
voice protocols. The system provides connectivity to a two-wire
analog subscriber or CO circuits as well as CEPT-E1 and Ethernet
digital circuits to support integration to all current and emerging
communications facilities. An open telecom architecture permits
the addition of new communications circuits at any time and the is
broadband ready.
moving map/info, Inmarsat
compatible, Swift Broadband
Provides communications automation, medium integration and
transceiver management facilities for aeronautical applications.
Operational with standard telephony devices, system replicates the
conveniences and services offered by contemporary “executive-office” communications systems in an aircraft cabin. Either the North
American or European dialing plans can be adopted for familiar
telephone operations such as: call transfers, intercom calling,
conferencing, call on hold, etc. can easily be implemented. Communications circuit selection and transceiver control is automatic
with required dialing modifications to support specific transceivers
and networks performed transparently to the caller during call
initiation. Recently completed the integration of the ICG AeroCom
1100 CTU with EMS Satcom’s eNfusion HSD-400 high-speed Data
Terminal, and its HSD-440 Inmarsat-based high-speed data
terminal.
Peripheral communication
device connectiona and management
Interfaces include: multiple serial ports, fax dial-up data interface,
Ethernet, Wi-Fi and USB. Enables users to fax and e-mail via the
Iridium Network. Provides internal router functions and a HTTP
server to permit up to eight client PC access. Multiple serial
interfaces with port management permit connections of several RS
232 devices without the risk of port contention, collisions or data
corruption. Services such as Airshow, EFBs and cabin data ports
can be simultaneously connected. With the Wi-Fi option installed,
PCs with Wi-Fi capabilities will automatically be assigned DHCP
addresses and have immediate access to the system. Designed
for use in small to intermediate size aircraft.
AeroCom 3000 CTU
AeroCom 2200 CTU
AeroCom 1100 CTU
UIU
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Avionics
Inflight communications & entertainment systems
Manufacturer or Service
MEZZO
45 Bedford Row
London WC1R 4LN
England
+ 44 (0) 207 092 1782
Fax: + 44 (0) 207 092 1808
info@MEZZO.aero
www.mezzo.aero
NAT Seattle
22125 17th Ave. S.E.
Ste. 107
Bothell, Wash. 98021
(425) 424-3370
(888) 655_3755
Fax: (425)424-3380
www.natseattle.com
NAT Seattle
22125 17th Ave. S.E.
Ste. 107
Bothell, Wash. 98021
(425) 424-3370
(888) 655_3755
Fax: (425)424-3380
www.natseattle.com
Omnipless
– Chelton Satcom
Westlake Dr.
Westlake, Cape Town
7945 South Africa
P.O. Box 31093, Tokai
7966 South Africa
+27 (0) 21-700-7000
info@omnipless.com
www.omnipless.com
Model/System/Service
Gneral Capabilities
Remarks
see remarks
cabin audio, cabin video,
cabin management,
portable IFE
This Rolls-Royce plc backed firm offers portable in-flight
entertainment service, currently via 7- or 8-inch screen
portable media players equipped with a 40 to 200 GB hard
drive. The service includes dual headset jacks, first-run (preDVD) movies, fits onboard cart drawers, 12+ hour battery life,
onboard power supply compliant, usage statistics downloads,
on-device advertising and branding, customizable GUIs, credit
card and magnetic card functionality.
JetLAN
cabin file servers and
routers
cabin audio, cabin video,
cabin management, WiFi
Hotspot/LAN, e-mail,
Internet, SMS, Inmarsat
compatible, Swift Broadband, Swift64
Airborne network routers based on Linux and supporting
other network applications. Telecom interfaces allow utilization of advanced satcom systems. Supports Swift64 and
SwiftBroadband. Extensive avionics I/O for aircraft operations
including ARINC 429, 717 and others.
JetLAN
AS250
cabin aduio, cabin video,
cabin magement, moving
map/info, Wi-Fi Hotspot/
LAN, e-mail, Internet,
SMS, Inmarsat compatible, Swift Broadband,
Swift 64
A range of cabin file servers and related software applications
including moving maps and network peripherals. Telecom
interfaces allow utilization of advanced satcom systems. Supports Swift64 and SwiftBroadband. Extensive avionics I/O for
aircraft operations including ARINC 429, 717 and others.
Swift64 HSD
cabin audio, cabin video,
e-mail, SMS, Inmarsat
compatible, Ethernet,
ISDN
Provides up to 256 kbps connectivity for e-mail access, Web
browsing, real-time video and data transmissions, and voice
communication. System is available in either 5 MCU twochannel or 8 MCU four-channel configurations. The SDU has
an integrated router function that creates multi-user interface
without the need for an external router.
SwiftBB
Single-channel system
cabin audio, cabin video,
e-mail, SMS, Inmarsat
compatible, Swift Broadband, fax, Ethernet, ISDN
Provides single-channel SwiftBroadband system that consists
of a Satellite Data Unit (SDU-7320), a combined HPA/DLNA
(HLD-7260) and an antenna. The SDU has an integrated
router function that creates a multi-user interface without the
need for an external router.
SwiftBB HSD
cabin audio, cabin video,
e-mail, SMS, Inmarsat
compatible, Swift Broadband, fax, Ethernet
The multi-channel SwiftBroadband system consists of a Satellite Data Unit (SDU), a High Power Amplifier (HPA), a diplexer/LNA and antenna. An integrated router function creates a
multi-user interface without the need for an external router.
The HPA-7400 is a linear amplifier capable of outputting 80
W of RF power that is sufficient to cover marginal satellite
link situations such as when aircraft attitude changes (during
banking and turns) or at the edge of satellite coverage.
HGA-7000
high-gain antenna
Inmarset compatible, Swift Broadband,
Swift64/128/256
ARINC 741/ARINC 781 compliant phased array multi-channel
(7+) antenna.
HGA-7001
high-gain antenna
Inmarset compatible, Swift Broadband,
Swift64/128/256
A circular version of the ARINC 741 multi-channel HGA-7000,
initially designed for deployment on the escape hatch of the
Lockheed Martin C-130. It is also suitable for helicopter applications platforms because of its dimensions and low profile.
HGA-6000
high-gain antenna
Inmarset compatible, Swift Broadband,
Swift64/128/256,
Aero H/H+
HGA-6500
high-gain antenna
Inmarset compatible, Swift Broadband,
Swift64/128/256,
Aero H/H+
An environmentally hardened version of the ARINC 741
HGA-6000, adapted for helicopter installations. Its small
footprint makes it suitable for installation on the smallest of
helicopters.
HGA-5001
high-gain antenna
Inmarset compatible,
Swift Broadband,
Aero I/M
A multi-channel (4+) phased array antenna and a successor
to the IGA-5006 mechanically steered antenna.
HGA-5006
high-gain antenna
Swift Broadband,
Aero I/M
A mechanically steered antenna that has been installed on
more than 1,200 aircraft since its launch.
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Small and lightweight, mechanically steered ARINC 741, highgain antenna and suitable for Gulfstream aircraft tail mounts.
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Manufacturer or Service
Model/System/Service
Gneral Capabilities
Remarks
Ex2 in-glight entertainment and communications systems
cabin audio, cabin video,
cabin management,
moving map/info, Wi-Fi
Hotspot/LAN, e-mail,
Internet, SMS
System offers scaleable modular all-digital system suited for
business and regional jets to wide-body aircraft. Features
such as satellite television, an Ethernet LAN, and a full
entertainment and communications suite. eX2 system offers
passengers with a fully personalized experience, from the
time they book their ticket, to the moment they arrive at their
destination. Simultaneous AVOD (Audio/Video On Demand)
to all seats, with up to 550 hours of video to each passenger
delivered via arm or seatback LCD screens, depending on system installed. Passengers can select from server-based a/v
entertainment sources, computer applications, moving maps,
single and multi-player interactive games, and intranet/Internet connectivity, including news, sports, financial markets,
weather and tech news. Updated hourly in multiple languages.
Mirrored servers ensure continuous delivery of digital content.
Portable Media Loader refreshes on-board digital content at
the gate--system loads over 300 hours of video and 36 GB of
Web content in less than one hour.
Airshow 410
cabin audio, cabin video,
cabin management,
moving map/info
Enhanced version is 100 percent drop-in replacement for
Airshow 400. CD-ROM replaced with solid-state flash data
loader; two-fold increase in clock speed.
Airshow 42000/D
cabin audio, cabin video,
cabin management, moving map/info Inmarsat
compatible
Provides real-time status of the aircraft’s position and route,
groundspeed, altitude, TTD/ETA, as well as news, nearby
points of interest, safety briefings and gate connection
information.
Airshow 4000
cabin video, moving
map/info Inmarsat
compatible
Provides real-time flight information and moving maps, news,
financials, sports and weather.
Tailwind 300
Airborne TV system
cabin audio, cabin video,
cabin management,
moving map/info
Inmarsat compatible
Digital airborne satellite TV for the contiguous United States.
Features DirecTV, with over 100 channels of network, movie,
music and optional programming. Tailwind 500
Tailwind 550
Airborne TV systems
cabin audio, cabin video,
cabin management,
Inmarsat compatible
Digital airborne satellite TV for the contiguous United States,
Europe and Middle East. Features DirecTV, TPS and/or Showtime in the Middle East programming.
cabin audio, cabin video,
cabin management,
moving map/info
The Ultra-Cabin Management System provides passengers
with control over an array of features, such as window shades,
lights, seats, galley devices and entertainment. RosenView
mapping systems allow passengers to track their flight path,
view topographical detail, monitor flight information and
weather conditions. Rosen also offers a full range of displays,
from 7-in. widescreen personal plug-ins to 24-in. bulkhead
monitors, as well as DVD players, audio and video distribution
products and other cabin accessories.
cabin video, cabin
security
Individually configurable systems are used for applications
including flight safety, security, taxi/ground maneuvering and
inflight entertainment. A typical system consists of a CAM-11
quad-camera unit, CMZ-01 zoom camera unit, CMX-01 vertical
fin camera unit, and a VCU-05 video control unit for a total of
six camera inputs. Control of the system can be accomplished
via RS-485 data bus from the cabin video control system or by
keyline control from switch closure to ground. Total installed
system weight — including wiring and structure — is less than
20 lb. Other cameras available include glare shield zoom, and
external fin/belly cams.
cabin audio, cabin video,
cabin management
moving map/ino, Wi-Fi
Hotspot/LAN, e-mail,
Internet, SMS, Ku-band
satcom
Israeli satcom antenna maker Starling Advanced Communications and ARINC Direct will jointly market Starling’s fuselagemounted antenna systems to bring high-speed communications’ capability to more medium- to large-size business jets.
Currently, ARINC’s SKYLink service is limited to business
aircraft that can accommodate a mechanically steered tailmount antenna. Under their new agreement, SKYLink will be
offered as well to business aircraft equipped with Starling’s
MIJET and MiniMIJET fuselage-mounted antenna systems,
giving thousands of additional business aircraft access to
Internet, VPN (virtual private network), VoIP, email, mobile
phone, PDA, video conferencing and SMS applications.
Panasonic Avionics Corp.
(MAS Corp.)
26200 Enterprise Way
Lake Forest, Calif. 92630
(949) 672-2537
www.mascorp.com
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd., N.E.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
52498
(319) 295-1000
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
Rosen Aviation Displays
1020 Owen Loop S.
Eugene, Ore. 97402
(888) 668-4955
Fax: (514) 342-4912
www.rosenaviation.com
Securaplane Technologies
10800 N. Mavinee Dr.
Tucson, Ariz. 85737
(520) 297-0844
Fax: (520) 498-4924
www.securaplane.com
Starling Advanced
Communications Ltd.
2 Tavor House, PO Box 707
Yoqneam 20692 Israel
+972-73-2597300
+972-4-9597370
Fax: +972-4-9597367
www.starling-com.com
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Ultra-Cabin
Management System
Airborne Video Camera
systems
MIJET and
Mini MIJET
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Avionics
Inflight communications & entertainment systems
Manufacturer or Service
Model/System/Service
Gneral Capabilities
Remarks
cabin management,
Wi-Fi Hotspot/LAN,
e-mail, Internet, SMS
Teledyne’s wireless LAN unit provides operators with LAN connectivity both onboard the aircraft, and between the aircraft
and the corporate network. This integrated system delivers in
one unit the entire infrastructure required for secure wired and
wireless onboard LANs and ARINC 429 devices. The AWLUg4
is a basic function is that of an Ethernet switch. It offers
additional options that can be added as needed, such as:
ARINC 429 interconnectivity, 802.11 for Terminal Wireless LAN
Unit (TWLU) and/or 802.11 for Cabin Wireless LAN (CWLU)
functionality. The AWLU allows data to be passed from equipment on the ground to equipment in the air, and vice versa,
whenever the network is available. The network can be used
for such things as routing non-essential ACARS messages to
the ground and uploading FMS navigation databases for subsequent loading into a Flight Management Computer. It could
also be used to access navigation information from ARINC
429-equipped navigations systems.
cabin audio, cabin video,
moving map/info
AvVisor and AvVisor Plus information systems provide realtime flight data and worldwide moving map cabin displays.
Designed to operate independently of flight crew, system
can display information in one-line, four-line and multiple
line formats. Optional customized screen graphics can be
changed any time via included remote computer. Users can
select map zoom levels to track the aircraft’s progress with
varying levels of geographic detail. Available in 6.4-in.- to
10.4-in.-diagonal AMLCD displays. Interfaces include ARINC
429 RS-232/RS-422, analog and Ethernet.
Simphone
Wi-Fi Hotspot/LAN, e-mail,
Internet, SMS Inmarsat compatible, Swift Broadband, fax
IRidium compatible
Single-LRU system serves as both an airborne telephone
and an open-architecture cabin network, allowing users
to communicate many ways. Among Simphone’s features
and functions are two all-digital channels of integrated
Iridium voice and data; PBX functionality; a high-speed data
router; 802.11 Wi-Fi; Voice over IP (VoIP) technology; dual
CEPT-E1 interfaces for Inmarsat Classic Aero-H/H+/I; and
an Ethernet link to broadband services. Analog interface enables use with legacy Satcoms and cabin paging systems,
and allows operators to continue using such analog POTS
systems as the Honeywell MCS-3000 Satcom.
Aero-SB Lite
SwiftBroadband satcom
Provides Internet, email, VPN, fax and telephony in one unit.
Aero-SB+
432 KBPS SwiftBroadband
satcom
Provides 432 KBPS SwiftBroadband satcom built-in router,
Wi-Fi and ISDN interfaces.
Aero-HSD+
multi-channel Aero-HSD+
satcom
Provides global voice, fax, cockpit communications and
high-speed data capabilities of the Inmarsat Aero-H+ service with the high- speed Inmarsat Swift64.
TT-5000 Aero-I
see remarks
Provides a three-channel communications center with two
individual voice/fax channels and one cockpit communications
channel for AFIS/ACARS. The compact antenna and the small
size of the system is adaptable to various aircraft types.
TT-3000 Aero-M
see remarks
Designed for smaller aircraft. Provides a single channel for
voice or fax in a compact, lightweight (13.2 lb) unit which
can fit on most aircraft.
TT 3024A Aero-C
see remarks
Global aircraft tracking and two-way data communications
system. Users can track, poll and contact aircraft wherever
they may be within the Inmarsat Network.
Teledyne Controls
12333 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90064
(310) 820-4616
Fax: (310) 442-4324
www.teledynecontrols.com
Aircraft Wireless
LAN Unit
(AWLU)
AvVisor and
AvVisor Plus
Information Systems
True North Avionics
141 Bentley Avenue, Ste. B
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2E-6T7
(613) 224-3301
Fax: (613 224-0954
www.truenorthavionics.com
Thrane & Thrane A/S
Lundtoftegårdsvej 93 D 2800
Kgs. Lyngby Denmark
www.thrane.com
Wingspeed Corp.
Concord, Mass.
(978) 318-0600
www.wingspeedcorp.com
Wingsspeed XL Link
voice and data communications system
moving map/info, Iridium
compatible
Twelve-channel DGPS receiver that embeds downlink messages with aircraft position, ground track, ground speed and
altitude information. GPS data sent to unit to utilize movingmap-type applications. ACU contains 760-channel VHF
radio module. Palm OS 3.5 or above. Operates over ACARS
network. Controller module handles ACARS messaging in addition to passing and receiving applications data to and from
the display unit. A back-up battery pack (included) will run
the ACU for 90 min. in the event of aircraft power loss.
Antennas: GPS (portable or permanently mounted) and VHF
(mounted). Under development for pressurized aircraft is a
composite exterior GPS/VHF combination antenna that will
offer the two components in one fuselage penetration.
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