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Rockwell Collins Venue cabin management system selected for new King Air 350i

Rockwell Collins VenueTM cabin management system has been selected by Hawker Beechcraft for its new King Air 350i, introducing an unprecedented amount of cabin amenities for any business aircraft in its class.   "With Venue, King Air passengers can now experience a completely new level of capability than ever before," said Tommy Dodson, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. "We are excited that King Air passengers will now have access to advanced cabin features and functionality that would have traditionally been available only in larger business aircraft. Venue is our solution to make this possible."

Venue is a new lightweight, scalable, and highly configurable total cabin solution that provides the latest in digital entertainment, cabin management, and information technology. The system is based on a powerful new distributed computing architecture that provides a wealth of capabilities with built-in redundancy.  Venue's key features to be offered on the King Air include:

Digital, High Definition Video – A real-time, uncompressed high-definition distribution system that enables passengers to enjoy crystal-clear HD video from popular sources such as Blu-ray Discs and Xbox 360 game consoles.

Media Center Device – A new high definition entertainment device that integrates a wide variety of entertainment features into a small, cost-effective unit. Features include an integrated Blu-ray Disc player (also compatible with standard definition DVDs); CD and MP3 Player; Audio and Video Jukebox; optional integrated 3-D Airshow Moving Map with XM Weather overlay, games, and front port USB input for loading personal media, such as music, video and photos.   High Definition Monitors – New 10.6" in-seat and 15.3" bulkhead LCD monitors, providing true wide-screen, high definition display.

Digital Audio-on-Demand (AOD) – Available at each seat, a new audio-on-demand feature that allows passengers to bring on board their personal music libraries for easy listening and sharing throughout the cabin. The AOD capability requires no additional line replaceable units by leveraging the distributed architecture of the Venue system.

Programmable Switch Panels – New Organic LED-equipped switch panels featuring programmable soft buttons and an intuitive, icon-based graphical user interface. 

iPod Integration –  iPod and iPhone integration options that allow passengers to plug their personal iPod device into the Venue system and distribute audio and video throughout the cabin. All iPods can be remotely controlled at the seat through a virtual iPod menu.

Personal Device Support – Multiple portable electronics are supported for a variety of carry-on devices, including high definition game consoles, laptop computers, MP3 players and portable video players.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

Press release issued by Rockwell Collins Inc. on October 5, 2008


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Rockwell Collins Inc. Head-Up Displays, Radio Communications Equipment, Moving Maps, Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS), LCD Displays, Engine Indicator Instruments, Cabin Management Systems, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Inflight Entertainment, Automatic Direction Finders, Cabin Address Systems, Autopilots, Radar/Radio Altimeters, Distance Measuring Equipment, VOR (Omnirange) Receivers, Avionics Management Systems, Air-to-Ground Data Links, Multi-Mode Receivers (MMR), Engine Control Quadrants, Control Panels, Aircraft & Helicopter Controllers, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD), Weather Mapping Radar, Inertial Components & Systems, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Navigation Antennas, Transceivers, Flight Recorders, Cockpit Printers, Flight Directors, Flight Management Systems, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Air Data Computers, Onboard Computers, UAV Control Software, GPS, Simulation Systems, Surveillance/Air Defense Radar, Engine Controls, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, Horizontal Situation Indicator, Instrument Landing Systems, Command, Control & Intelligence Systems


 Related aircraft programs:
Beechcraft King Air 350


 Related directory sectors:
Cabin Interiors

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