Rockwell Collins launches new passenger experience portal for business aviation featuring IPTV
Last week at the NBAA, Rockwell Collins showcased a new web-based business jet passenger portal featuring Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), an application for streaming live television over an internet connection.
IPTV is the first of many apps that will be available via the new passenger portal to provide passengers with access to more entertainment and productivity tools. In addition, the IPTV can be managed remotely from the ground to control and optimise the connectivity of each device onboard and provide passengers with a better experience in the air. Some of the features include:
- multiple simultaneous users can watch live TV globally;
- individual channels may be multicast onboard to multiple devices, utilizing only a single broadband connection;
- the bandwidth for each channel can be optimized to enable business jet operators to control cabin data usage and utilize less bandwidth than standard streaming apps;
- operators have the option to select a standard definition or high definition broadcast foreach IPTV channel for each aircraft.
“Our solution provides operators streaming TV content without the need to install a TV antenna on their aircraft,” said Kim Pendergast, director, ARINCDirect Cabin Services for Rockwell Collins. “It doesn’t matter what connectivity service is enabled, whether it is a high throughput satellite service or swiftbroadband, we we can provide an IPTV solution globally, wherever the aircraft has an active ARINCDirect broadband service.”