Posted on: 30 March 2010
Rockwell Collins has announced that Version 2 software enhancements for its Airshow 4000 Moving Map System for business jets are now available and in production.
The new software features 3D enhancements and adds a modernised look to Rockwell Collins’ Airshow 3D Moving Map product lines.
“With more than 4,000 business jet operators relying on our Airshow technology today, we put a priority on continually evolving this offering,” explained Steve Timm, vice-president and general manager, information management for Rockwell Collins. “The Version 2 enhancements are the best we’ve had yet in terms of adding new customisable options and features that focus on information that is unique to the airborne experience. We think our customers will truly be ‘wowed’ by the new aspects of Airshow 4000’s Moving Map capabilities.”
Version 2 software includes a new graphical design utilising NASA’s Blue Marble map data – based on actual satellite imagery. Additionally, Airshow 4000 with Version 2 software supports IP-based connectivity over high-speed and broadband data systems, augmenting existing satellite telephone connectivity and providing faster, more reliable upload of up-to-the-minute Airshow Network programming.
Version 2, the new baseline software for Airshow 4000, is now available for new orders. Existing Airshow 4000 customers can upgrade to Version 2 software through a custom software configuration that may require a hardware modification. Software trade-in and performance programmes are available for upgrading to Version 2.