Rockwell Collins’ Airshow™ for the iPad app expands on Airshow’s marketing-leading capabilities.
Dassault Falcon offers first interactive moving map for iPad in a business jet
GENEVA (May 14, 2012) – Rockwell Collins today announced that its market-leading Airshow® 3D moving map will be available for the Apple iPad®. Now, every user in a business jet cabin can enjoy Airshow’s capabilities, plus experience new innovative features, including an interactive panorama view.
Dassault is the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to offer Airshow for iPads in cabins equipped with FalconCabin HD+.
The Airshow application will be available via the Apple iTunes® App Store later this year. Existing Rockwell Collins Airshow 4000 or Venue™ HD cabin management system users will be able to take advantage of the new app through a system upgrade.
The new Airshow application leverages iPad technology, including its gyroscope and accelerometers, to create a dynamic experience tailored to each user. Highlights include:
- An industry-first panorama view that allows passengers to see a moving map of the outside world from any direction the iPad is pointed – as if the aircraft were transparent.
- Intuitive, touch-enabled interaction with multiple maps and information displays, and the ability to control the Airshow ticker, which scrolls key information related to the flight such as estimated time of arrival.
- A 3D graphical depiction of world time zones from anywhere a passenger chooses.
“Putting this app in the hands of iPad users extends the market-leading capabilities of Airshow,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “We’re providing passengers an unprecedented, intuitive user experience independent of the cabin display.”
Timm added that many more new and exciting features are planned for the mobile Airshow application to enhance the user experience.
When the new innovative app is used in concert with the full suite of Airshow’s market-leading capabilities, such as customizable 3D moving maps, head-up view showing a pilot’s eye view of the flight, and broadband-enabled content delivery, business jet passengers stay fully informed during flight, greatly enhancing their cabin experience.
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