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Rockwell Collins announces aftermarket upgrade for Venue system

Rockwell Collins is now offering its Venue High Definition (HD) cabin management system as an aftermarket upgrade for business jets, with the retrofit solution being available through qualified Rockwell Collins dealers.

“Extending our Venue cabin management system to the aftermarket will allow operators of existing aircraft to take advantage of the proven design and productivity capabilities the system offers,” explained Tommy Dodson, vice-president and general manager, Cabin Systems at Rockwell Collins. “Adding Venue to our aftermarket offerings is yet another way operators can increase aircraft value and enhance their cabin experience.”

Venue is a complete, HD cabin management system for business aircraft that includes the features and functionality of the most advanced home entertainment systems and executive suites. It offers widescreen and HD in-seat and bulkhead displays, intuitive switch and touchscreen controllers, HD sources such as the Venue Media Center and dual Blu-ray disc player, plus integrated audio-on-demand, audio and video jukebox, and extensive support for passengers’ personal electronic devices, including computers, BlackBerry phones, iPods, iPhones, and soon, the Apple iPad.

Venue’s onboard data network, including wired and Wi-Fi options, integrates with various broadband services, enabling passengers to stay connected and productive via laptops, voice-over IP, or other personal devices throughout flight. The system’s HDMI and VGA ports allow computers to be displayed on the cabin monitors, enabling passengers to collaborate on and to share presentations or other content.

This system has been certified on both the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350i and the Cessna Citation CJ4.

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