Rockwell Collins Unveils iPod Docks
Rockwell Collins has introduced cabin management controls that will let passengers connect their iPods to the airplane’s in-flight entertainment system. The iPod Solo and Quad stations provide access to iPod music and video libraries through the cabin audiovisual system. As their names imply, the Solo station provides a dock for one iPod or iPhone and the Quad unit slots for as many as four. Audio or video from each iPod can be routed to different monitor or headphone locations in the cabin. Dassault is the launch customer for the product. The Falcon 7X will be the first application, followed by the Falcon 900 and 2000 by the end of next year.