Alto Aviation’s Cadence Switch Series (CSS) has proven a popular retrofit, with owners of more than 100 business jets opting to install the company’s customizable cabin switch panels. The CSS modules require no software but provide switch functionality through discrete logic, simplifying installation and allowing replacement of older non-supported switches with no need to alter cabin furnishings or woodwork because they fit in existing cutouts.
The CSS modules feature one to six switch positions, as well as USB charging, HDMI port, Bluetooth interface, and ordinance signage, adding new functionality to cabin management systems with broken, unserviceable, or obsolete passenger controls, according to Alto. Multiple modules can be combined in one bezel to create a configured switch panel, with an independent overlay allowing for the module to serve a variety of functions. The overlays also can rotate so they can be placed vertically or horizontally.
To define how the module is configured, an eight-channel relay controller is interfaced with the switches. A temperature controller is also available.
“The Cadence Switch Series has been instrumental in satisfying the replacement requirements of legacy systems,” said Kevin Hayes, v-p of sales and marketing.