Rockwell Collins introduced Airshow 500, which it calls the first 3-D moving map system for light business jets. The new solution comes with worldwide maps and many other standard features, including passenger-selectable languages and settings. It is a modernized, lighter-weight drop-in replacement for the Airshow 410. It is compatible with legacy monitors as well as newer widescreen monitors with digital inputs. Airshow 500 is also available in a flange-mount option to meet any aircraft installation requirement.
Imagik International, better known for its line of monitors for the airline market, made an appearance at the NBAA Convention last month to establish a greater presence in the business and private aviation industry.
The Miami-based company was promoting a new line of HD-120 LED monitors, ranging in size from a 10-inch in-arm screen to a 55-inch model appropriate for bulkhead for credenza. The larger 55-inch monitor weights 49.60 pounds and is just 1.25 inches deep.
French electronics provider PGA Electronics is introducing its new Smart Touch Cabin, a wireless software application that allows passengers to control cabin functions from any point in the cabin using Apple mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhone. The customized interface, according to the company, allows control of most aspects of the cabin, from lighting and entertainment to electric shades.
Rosen Aviation is “refreshing” its entire display product line to high-definition, from seven-inch seat monitors to 42-inch bulkhead-mounted variants.
According to Jeff Unger, v-p of engineering and business development, the entire line of display screens will be full high-definition by year-end.
Unger said the Eugene, Ore.-based firm is also keeping a close eye on 3-D technology, including systems that do not require special glasses.
Rosen’s entire line will be on exhibit at this year’s NBAA Convention, to be held from October 30 to November 1 in Orlando.
A high-definition (HD) camera system deserves an HD display and DVR to fully achieve the sensor’s full capability. So says Atlanta-area-based Flight Displays Systems, at Booth No. 2811 to demonstrate its line of HD cockpit monitors. They function with FLIR, L-3 Wescam, Axsys and other camera systems.
Stories about organic light-emitting diode (Oled) monitors began to sprout about five years ago. Since then, the technology has advanced, albeit slowly, as the screens began appearing on smartphones and tablets and cabin control devices. Now, LG Electronics has launched a 55-inch Oled television panel, and it won’t be long before someone will have it certified for installation on business jets.
Mid Continent Controls is taking advantage of the NBAA stage to introduce its new Pulse-nHD cabin management system and in-flight entertainment package that has all the goodies expected by a completion or refurbishment center, and more.
PS Engineering has found a big market for the small package that is its PAV80 audio/video entertainment system.
Emteq recently unveiled what it is calling “Easy HD” for its SkyPro cabin management system (CMS). It provides high-definition components that work independently of an aircraft’s existing CMS and “requires little or no modification of the CMS.”
Texas Aviation Services is no stranger to unusual helicopter interiors, but the Eurocopter AS 350B2 for Hangar 5 Productions of Scottsdale, Ariz., stretched the imagination. Hangar 5 owner Mitch Kelldorf wanted what he described as “a Hollywood production style studio in the sky.” And he got it.
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