(Orlando, Florida, October 30, 2012) - Dassault Falcon today unveiled two new features that further enhance its innovative FalconCabin HD+ cabin management system. The new options developed by Rockwell Collins, include a wireless cabin media server and an iPad moving map application.
The Skybox wireless media server allows passengers to access a one terabyte onboard Apple iTunes library and share television shows and music wirelessly on demand. Each passenger will be able to access ‘digital rights managed’ content stored in the system on up to ten Apple iOS devices. They can also stream content directly from their devices onto cabin displays.
“The Skybox option will offer the same flexibility passengers might find in their own home, with virtually limitless choice of HD movies or music,” said Eric Monsel, Vice President of Programs for Dassault Falcon. “It makes it possible for passengers to pick up right from where they left off at home or in the office,” remarked Dave Austin, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins.
The Airshow iPad app option provides a way for passengers to monitor and track their flight progress and call up a virtual moving map of any area around them simply by pointing the iPad in the direction they desire.
FalconCabin HD+, which was launched last year in collaboration with Rockwell Collins, utilizes a state-of-the-art fiber optic network to distribute crisp, high-definition audio and video content throughout the cabin. It uses a family of intuitive, user-friendly touch-screen monitors up to 24 inches, giving passengers total control of all cabin features in one easy-to-use solution. The system also permits cabin functions to be controlled from anywhere in the aircraft via iPad or iPhone.
The first Falcon 7X and Falcon 900LX equipped with FalconCabin HD+ have just entered service. The new Falcon 2000LXS, launched at the NBAA convention, will also be fitted with the system.
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About Dassault Aviation
Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 80 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,250 Falcon jets have been delivered. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets — the Falcon 900LX, 7X and 8X — as well as the twin-engine 2000LXS, the Falcon 2000S and the Falcon 5X.
About Dassault Falcon Jet
Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America, South America and the Pacific Rim countries of Asia, including the People’s Republic of China.
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