Posted on: 26 April 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Inflight Peripherals (IFPL) has revealed the “A.P” jack as the latest addition to its audio jack family.
The “A.P” jack has IFPL’s noise cancellation jack (INCAM) and a USB port, and is aimed at economy and premium seat passengers. With personal electronic devices there is the need to recharge everything from the laptop to the iPod, which can all be done via the appropriate cable by plugging into a simple USB port.
IFPL’s INCAM is in thousands of aircraft seats worldwide. The jack has noise cancellation electronics housed in the jack, allowing airlines to offer noise cancellation without needing to provide the headsets. The jack features IFPL’s Rapid Fit cassette, which allows the jack to be replaced in a matter of seconds and without removing the whole module. IFPL claims to be planning a second module which will use a cassette USB to bring the same easy to maintain feature with the Rapid Fit audio jacks.
“Audio and power in one module has got to be a simple, but effective way forward for airlines wanting to cover all the bases”, commented Neil Thomas, IFPL’s business development manager. “At Aircraft Interiors Show, we demonstrated the Jack in a number of different finishes which could easily match the cabin interior’s livery.”