Posted on: 11 September 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Astronics Corporation has announced that its latest generation of EmPOWER in-seat power system has been successfully installed and certified.
The latest addition to the EmPOWER line of products, the 1191-3X, is a new In-seat Power Supply (ISPS) which provides 110VAC at up to 200VA per passenger and can provide USB charging when used in conjunction with the new 1295-X Outlet Unit (OU). The ISPS offers additional power to each passenger to support the latest power-hungry laptops while the OU offers USB charging for passenger devices such as smart phones, iPods, cameras and other standard +5 Volt DC devices. All of this is accomplished in a smaller footprint than previous generations of the EmPOWER products.
Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics Corporation commented,"Astronics’ patented power management and control technologies are key to the success of providing passengers power for personal electronic devices, in-flight entertainment, and connectivity solutions scalable on any aircraft platform."
The EmPOWER system is currently in service with more than 150 airline/OEM customers at more than 500,000 seat locations.