APEX2011: Rockwell Collins announces new single-aisle HD IFE system

Rockwell Collins has unveiled at APEX 2011, its latest addition to the PAVES product range, PAVES 3, a single-aisle in-flight entertainment (IFE) system that features a scalable high-definition (HD) in-seat solution.
Rockwell Collins claims PAVES 3 is the only single-aisle digital IFE system to offer customisable cabin configurations. Airlines can select from a variety of overhead and in-seat monitor combinations throughout the aircraft. The HD on-demand, in-seat solution offers passenger and operator a vast range of features powered by a robust operating system.
“Single-aisle aircraft operations present a unique set of requirements for in-flight entertainment,” commented vice president and general manager, Cabin and ElectroMechanical Systems for Rockwell Collins, Dave Austin. “PAVES 3 provides the features passengers want while meeting the needs of airlines to make quick gate turns without additional content loading or maintenance.”
Passengers can connect their mobile devices to the PAVES 3 system to access their personal content, such as movies and games, and view it on the HD in-seat monitors. A touch-screen user interface enables an at-home, on-demand experience.
Other capabilities of the PAVES 3 in-seat monitors include an operating system that supports applications from numerous sources, flexible content storage for individual airlines’ needs, a quick-release mechanism for easy maintenance, live updates from digital news sources and magazines, and real-time monitoring through remote diagnostics.
The PAVES 3 system is available as a forward fit option or can be installed as an upgrade to existing PAVES and dPAVES systems to bring in-seat capabilities to those aircraft.

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