Rockwell Collins has launched a web-based business jet passenger portal with Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV is an application that allows viewers to stream live TV through the internet right into the cabin without the need for installing additional antennae on the aircraft. The IPTV application will be the first of multiple apps in the portal, which will provide passengers with more entertainment and productivity tools.
The system can be operated remotely on the ground to control and effectively manage the connectivity of passengers’ devices. Multiple users have the ability to watch live TV on several devices through only one broadband connection. The system allows for the bandwidth to be optimized to control cabin data usage. Standard- or high definition broadcasts are available.
“It doesn’t matter what connectivity service is enabled, whether it is a high throughput satellite service or swiftbroadband, we can provide an IPTV solution globally, wherever the aircraft has an active ARINCDirect broadband service,” said Kim Pendergast, director, ARINCDirect Cabin Services for Rockwell Collins.