Posted on: 18 May 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Rockwell Collins has entered a partnership with International Communications Group (ICG) to offer its ERT-100 and ERT-120 smart cabin routers as part of the ARINCDirect service to business aviation customers.
In addition to managing the on-board networks within the cabin, they allow crews to access ARINCDirect services including Follow Me GSM over Wi-Fi, media content and weather services by acting as the gateway for multiple on-board connected devices. The smart routers also support the cabin crew and flight deck and allow crews to update flight plans, weather, charts and trip documents while in-flight via the ARINCDirect Flight Planning app.
“Offering a smart router as part of our solution provides access to on-board content and allows us to create value-added services for our customers,” said David Stanley, staff vice president, ARINCDirect for Rockwell Collins. “We can now provide end-to-end solutions that integrate our ground and air applications to save business aviation operators time and expense, while improving the overall passenger connectivity experience.”
“The ICG eRouter has a robust set of features to include 3G/4G LTE connectivity for on-ground data transfers as well as channel bonding capabilities and next generation acceleration/compression software for faster data speeds in the air,” said Darren Emery, ICG’s Director, Connectivity Products and Program Management. “Rockwell Collins customers will benefit from features such as routing based on the lowest cost given the available networks and bandwidth allocation disseminated in the right amount to the right places, making for a positive passenger experience.”