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Collins making business jet cabins more iPod friendly

 - September 25, 2007, 8:43 AM

Rockwell Collins (Booth No. 5500) is offering two new iPod integration solutions that will allow business jet passengers to use their iPods and iPhones for onboard entertainment.

The new iPod solo station and the iPod quad station offer flexible designs that allow passengers to charge their iPods and access their music and video libraries through the cabin audiovisual system.

The iPod solo station docking is appropriate for near-seat, side-ledge installation and allows an iPod or iPhone to be connected to the cabin management system for charging, remote menu control and sharing of audio and video. Dassault Falcon Jet will be the launch customer for the solo station, to be introduced on the Falcon 7X, 900 and 2000 models by the end of next year.

The quad station provides an integrated way to dock multiple iPods to the audiovisual system, hosting up to four iPods within a series of adjoining docking slots, with each independently controlled iPod capable of routing its audio and video to a different destination. This permits cabin outfitting with four different channels of audio and video, containing hundreds of hours of passengers’ favorite movies and television shows, and thousands of songs from their music libraries.