[SatNews] An industry-first panoramic view that allows passengers to see a moving map of the outside world from any direction the iPad is pointed, all while in the air.
Rockwell Collins’ market-leading Airshow® 3D moving map is now available for download in the Apple iTunes® App Store. The iPad® app delivers a unique, interactive way for business jet passengers to view the world around them and stay informed during their journey. This is a new dynamic experience leverages more than 30 years of moving map expertise.
With a simple system upgrade from a Rockwell Collins authorized dealer, existing Airshow 4000 or Venue™ HD cabin management system users can take advantage of the new app, which leverages over 30 years of moving map expertise with iPad technology to create a new dynamic experience. Highlights include:
An industry-first panoramic view that allows passengers to see a moving map of the outside world from any direction the iPad is pointed – as if the aircraft were transparent. Intuitive, touch-enabled interaction with multiple maps and information displays, and the ability to control the Airshow ticker, which scrolls key information related to the flight such as estimated time of arrival.
“This latest innovation for the iPad stays true to Airshow’s mission that began more than 30 years ago—to deliver clear, relevant real-time information to aircraft passengers using the latest delivery methods,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “The new app extends Airshow’s market-leading suite of capabilities, such as customizable 3D moving maps and broadband-enabled content delivery, to greatly enhance the user experience.”
Timm added that Airshow for iPad users should expect more interactive mobile features for the app in the future
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a developer and deployer of communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. The company offers 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.