Posted on: 13 September 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Rockwell Collins has unveiled PAVES 3, the latest version of its single-aisle aircraft inflight entertainment (IFE) system.
The company says PAVES 3 is the only single-aisle digital IFE system to offer customisable cabin configurations. Airlines can select from a variety of overhead and in-seat monitor combinations throughout the aircraft.
“Single-aisle aircraft operations present a unique set of requirements for inflight entertainment,” remarked Dave Austin, vice-president and general manager, cabin and electromechanical systems for Rockwell Collins. “PAVES 3 provides the features passengers want while meeting the needs of airlines to make quick gate turns without additional content loading or maintenance.”
Passengers can connect their mobile devices to the PAVES 3 system to access their personal content, such as movies and games, and view it on the HD in-seat monitors. The intuitive touchscreen user interface enables an at-home, on-demand experience, says Rockwell Collins.
Other innovative capabilities of the PAVES 3 in-seat monitors include an operating system that supports applications from numerous sources, flexible content storage to suit each individual airline’s needs, a quick-release mechanism for easy maintenance, live updates from digital news sources and magazines, and real-time monitoring through remote diagnostics.
The PAVES 3 system includes dramatic reductions in size, weight and power consumption and is available as a forward fit option or can be installed as an upgrade to existing PAVES and dPAVES systems to bring in-seat capabilities to those aircraft.