Rockwell Collins new CabinRemote app transforms the Apple iPhone® or iPod touch® into a full, two-way remote for its Venue™ cabin management system.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 11, 2011) – A new application available from the iTunes® App Store will now transform the Apple iPhone® or an iPod touch® into a full, two-way remote for Rockwell Collins’ VenueTM cabin management system (CMS). The free app – called CabinRemote - is available for both forward-fit and aftermarket aircraft equipped with Venue.
CabinRemote provides real-time control of all Venue audio-video systems, as well as aircraft lighting, shades, and many other functions from any location in the cabin. For aircraft equipped with a Rockwell Collins Media Center, passengers can also display the Airshow Moving Map on their device.
“The ability to easily accommodate popular consumer electronic devices is one of the most distinctive features of Venue because of its unique open systems architecture,” said Dave Austin, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. “The CabinRemote application demonstrates Venue’s ability to provide our customers with the convenience of having the same capabilities they are familiar with at home, such as the iPhone, available onboard their aircraft.”
Use of CabinRemote requires a Wireless Access Point (WAP) and a simple software update to Venue. Once on board the aircraft, the app automatically synchronizes with the Venue system, enabling all the unique and specific functions of the aircraft.
For fleet operators with multiple Venue-equipped cabins, CabinRemote syncs with each cabin once the passenger boards the aircraft. Rockwell Collins’ new WAP-3000 system, the industry’s lightest and smallest WAP, was specifically designed to seamlessly work with CabinRemote.
Rockwell Collins will be demonstrating CabinRemote at the upcoming 2011 European Business Aviation and Convention May 17-20 in Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE attendees are encouraged to download the free CabinRemote app from iTunes and use their own iPod Touch or iPhone to control the Venue demonstrator in Rockwell Collins’ booth.
The CabinRemote application is available at the Apple iTunes store.
Venue is the industry’s first high definition (HD) cabin management system and is flying on more aircraft than any other HD system.
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