Rockwell Collins (stand 1143) is now offering its Venue high-definition cabin management system as an aftermarket upgrade through its dealer network. The CMS is certified on both the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350i and Cessna Citation CJ4 business jets.
Venue includes the features and functionality of advanced home entertainment systems and executive suites, including widescreen and high-definition in-seat and bulkhead displays, touchscreen controllers, HD sources such as a dual Blu-ray Disc player, plus support for passengers' personal electronic devices, including computers, BlackBerry phones and Apple iPods, iPhones, and soon, the iPad.
The system's on-board data network, including wired and wi-fi options, integrates with various broadband services, enabling passengers to stay connected and productive via laptops, voice-over IP, or other personal devices throughout flight. The system's HDMI and VGA ports allow computers to be displayed on the cabin monitors, enabling passengers to collaborate on and to share presentations or other content.