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VIP Inflight Entertainment Systems


Overview

Build or upgrade your next VIP/VVIP IFE system with state-of-the-art solutions from Astronics. We’ve combined the best components available to offer you the industry’s most extensive lineup of VIP IFE system products, all delivered with global engineering expertise and proven customer service and support.

We offer systems and components from both Astronics CCC, Astronics PGA, and Astronics CSC. Together, we can help elevate the innovation of your next VIP inflight entertainment system.


Audio/Video Systems

Astronics can outfit your entire cabin with the perfect A/V system to match your needs. From a custom monitor to a robust speaker system, Astronics' integrations will improve your inflight entertainment experience.

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IFE Content

A large choice of services makes your journey a unique and pleasant experience.

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Power Outlets and Plugs

In need of that finishing touch for your cabin? Astronics offers custom power outlets to match your needs and your cabin's interior.

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IFE Systems Hardware

Create the ideal IFEC system for your aircraft with state-of-the-art system components. Our world-class engineering and global support teams ensure your aircraft features technology that is cutting-edge, operationally efficient, and future-supportable to deliver the ultimate VIP experience.

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IFE Systems Hardware

Connection Products

We manufacture all cables in-house to ensure they meet our demanding quality standards. Our cables provide a seamless integration of your inflight entertainment and cabin management systems.

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Audio/Video Systems

Astronics can outfit your entire cabin with the perfect A/V system to match your needs. From a custom monitor to a robust speaker system, Astronics' integrations will improve your inflight entertainment experience.


Fully Integrated Aircraft A/V Systems

Monitors and Touchscreens

Astronics PGA offers many smart screens tailored for in-cabin use to provide an unmatched experience. This product family, extra thin and lightweight, makes system integration easy.
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Experience true luxurious inflight entertainment with displays from Astronics CCC. Offering advanced features including: 3D, 4k Ultra HD, Dual View technology, and more.
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IFE Monitors
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Speakers

Astronics Custom Control Concepts' full line of Dolby™ 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound speakers create the perfect sound immersion experience for your inflight entertainment system.

Features:

  • Dual-range speakers
  • Full size subwoofers with digital audio decoders
  • High power handling
  • Low profile
  • Fully protected speaker
  • Waterproof speakers
  • Machined aluminum enclosure
  • Smooth even dispersion
  • Low distortion
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New Composite Speaker Housing

Using new 3D manufacturing technology, Astronics Custom Control Concepts created a next generation 7.1 surround sound speaker system that is 55% lighter than our current aluminum speakers. Created in 3D using an aviation grade composite material, the composite speaker is nonflammable, ultralight, and incredibly strong. Best of all these new speakers provide the same crisp and powerful sound as traditional speakers for your inflight entertainment enjoyment.

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Offered by Astronics CCC. For more information, contact sales.

Audio and Video Inflight Entertainment Source Equipment

Astronics Custom Control Concepts' media sources deliver every option to your inflight entertainment system. From CDs and DVDs, to Blu-ray, VHS, and cassettes, we can play it. Not only that, our system enables simultaneous playback and control from any part of the cabin.

Our Audio Video On-Demand (AVOD) system is the ultimate inflight entertainment source, allowing audio and video streaming to every monitor in your cabin.

Our integration expertise means your IFE will seamlessly integrate with your favorite entertainment devices, including video game consoles, smart phones, and tablets.

audio video sources

Offered by Astronics CCC. For more information, contact sales.

Blu-ray, DVD, CD Players, and More

Astronics CCC carries a full line of cutting edge Blu-ray, DVD, and CD players. Our all-digital IFE system allows distribution from each player to every monitor in the cabin with no loss in quality. We even provide equipment for VHS and cassette playback for those with classic entertainment collections.

bluray

Offered by Astronics CCC. For more information, contact sales.

IFE On-Demand with AVOD

AVOD is the perfect source for your inflight entertainment. Load your favorite DVD or Blu-rays into the system to enjoy on every flight. AVOD plays movies on every monitor in the cabin with full and independent playback control enabling you to pause your screen without interrupting others watching the same movie.

video streaming

Offered by Astronics CCC. For more information, contact sales.

Video Game Integration

We are the world leader in full CMS and IFE integration, including video game consoles. We integrate with all of the major systems including Playstation, Nintendo, and Xbox. As the only all-digital IFE and CMS provider, your favorite shooter or adventure game will come through in full HD with no drop in frame rate or lag.

console integration

Offered by Astronics CCC. For more information, contact sales.

Smart Device Integration

Get the most from each flight with your favorite Apple devices. Astronics CCC's docking and charging stations allow you to enjoy entertainment directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod anywhere in the cabin. The SkyPlay application places cabin management at your finger tips, allowing full IFE and CMS control.

ipod docking

Offered by Astronics CCC. For more information, contact sales.

UHD Media Center

World's First 4k Aeronautical Media Player

Astronics PGA's UHD Media Center is the first aeronautical player with 4K Ultra HD technology, offering digital rendering resolution never achieved before in a VIP jet environment.

UHD Media Center

DATASHEET

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Offered by Astronics PGA. For more information, contact sales.

Cabin Servers

High Power Cores Serve Advanced Streaming Needs

The Astronics family of servers delivers the processing power you need on any executive, government, and VVIP aircraft, ranging from helicopters to business jets to wide-body aircraft. Available from shoe-box to 2 & 4MCU formats, these servers feature high-speed ethernet connectivity for a full IP architecture. Astronics PGA servers incorporate the latest generations of processors to deliver the power you need to bring seamless 4K video streaming to portable electronic devices (PEDs), keep an eye on the moving map, connect with friends, play games, and much more.

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DATASHEET

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Offered by Astronics PGA. For more information, contact sales.

IFE Control Systems

Looking for a way to control your cabin system? Astronics offers multiple cabin control systems placing the power in your hands.

IFE Content

From games to movies, count on Astronics to deliver a variety of content choices to inform and entertain your passengers throughout the journey.


AVOD DRM Service

Get Access to a Wide Range of HD DRM Content

Approved by all major Hollywood studios, the Astronics AVOD system allows you to enjoy a fully integrated solution including Early Window Content in full HD quality.

Passengers can view and enjoy this huge catalog of full HD movies on a wide range of screens (both in-seat screens and large screens).

An intuitive 'AVOD Loader' software is also available to facilitate the media uploading in the cabin.

Astronics provides a 24/7 Key & License Service to enjoy this function at any time.

IFE DRM Services

GAMES

Enjoy a Wide Catalog of Interactive Games

Developed in partnership with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), these games provide a unique experience and are available with any system screens including in-seat and large monitors.

Passengers play games in the cabin with either a wireless or USB-connected gamepad.

IFE Service Games

IFE Service Games
More than 100 games are available with different themes (sports, puzzle, kids, etc.) Choose from five different game packages depending on your needs.

More Features

  • 2D & 3D games
  • From pure entertainment to learning
  • Multi-language options (English, Arabic, Russian).

DATA SHEET

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Moving Maps

3D Interactive Flight Info

This new application enables you to explore the world in 3D and keeps you informed in real time on where you are, how much time remains before landing, and points of interest along the way.

Astronics provides an innovative moving map powered with the FlightPath3D solution.

A lot of available options:

  • Full HD quality
  • Available on all types of screens & tablets
  • 3D interactive Earth globe
  • Touchscreen interface
  • Selectable map views
  • Point-of-interest displays
  • High resolution maps
  • Languages
  • Additional features with ludic and children interface

IFE Services Moving Map    Moving Map - Kids Discovery   Moving Map - City Description

Offered by Astronics PGA. For more information, contact sales.

SkyShow 3D Moving Map System

Complement your Astronics Custom Control Concepts inflight entertainment system with SkyShow, Astronic CCC's fully integrated 3D Moving Map System. SkyShow provides hi-resolution imagery and precise flight data to ensure that you always know where you are, where you are going, and when you will arrive.

You Are Here

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Custom Aircraft Models

Our designers create a 3D model of your aircraft, including a detailed paint scheme.

Skyshow flight path

Flight Paths

Multiple flight path views track your flight, ensuring you know where you are and your ETA.

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Location Pointer

Keep track of important locations while flying. Perfect for knowing where Mecca or home is.

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Terrain View

SkyShow integrates detailed satellite imagery into 3D maps to show exactly where you are.

Smart Infotainment

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Custom Flight Data

SkyShow gives you control over how much information you receive, as well as how you view it.

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Time

Never lose track of time again. SkyShow makes sure you know all times pertinent to your flight.

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Multiple Languages

SkyShow can translate flight, map, safety, and other data into any language you choose.

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Safety Briefings

Put safety first with built-in audio and visual safety briefings.

SkyShow 3D Moving Map System offered by Astronics CCC. For more information, contact sales.

Smart Cabin Player

Smart Cabin Player
This remote Wi-Fi portal app from Astronics PGA provides access to all content available in the aircraft server such as movies from AVOD, a Blu-ray Disc™ player, USB media player, and moving map.

Approved by all major Hollywood studios, the Smart Cabin Player smoothly streams DRM late window content on passengers’ own PEDs with the aircraft’s Wi-Fi distributed network.

Customize the app through five pre-defined themes and languages.

The intuitive and ergonomic graphical user interface is multi-platform and available on all types of screens.

Smart Cabin Player

Offered by Astronics PGA. For more information, contact sales.

Power Outlets and Plugs

In need of that finishing touch for your cabin? Astronics offers custom power outlets to match your needs and your cabin's interior.


Customizable VIP Power Outlets

VIP Power Outlets

Designed to meet your style and needs, these universal-, UK-, and European- style outlets are available with enhanced features and benefits, including:

  • Current safety function
  • Outlet in-use indication
  • 110VAC and 220VAC aircraft outlets

Options:

  • Finishing (black/clear anodizing, plating, etc.)
  • Unique engraving/identification, including text on front housing and lid
  • Multiple circuit breaker options
  • Rotation of receptacle within outlet housing
  • Lid options and rotation of spring-loaded lid
  • Packaging of multiple receptacles into a single outlet power strip
  • Mountable on varying panel thicknesses

Plug and charge your smartphone or tablet directly from a USB plug, or directly charge your device from universal power outlets made for aircraft.

VIP IFE Outlets
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IFE Systems Hardware

Delight passengers with IFEC hardware systems from Astronics, your single supplier for a proven suite of luxury business and VIP jet technology solutions.

Create the ideal IFEC system for your aircraft with state-of-the-art system components. Our world-class engineering and global support teams ensure your aircraft features technology that is cutting-edge, operationally efficient, and future-supportable to deliver the ultimate VIP experience.


VIP Inflight Entertainment Systems Hardware

Cabin Wireless Access PointscabinAC

The CabinACe-2™ Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP) by Astronics CSC is the first commercially available ARINC 628 compliant 802.11ac, Wave 2 product for commercial aircraft wireless environments. The CabinACe-2 CWAP enables the highest capacity performance and efficiency in high-density environments for enhanced connectivity and passenger experience.

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IFE Content Loaderscabinedge

The CabinEdge™ stand-alone content loader supports network delivery of Inflight Entertainment (IFE) content and can permanently install on cabin monuments or in other convenient locations within the aircraft's cabin. The CabinEdge solution makes the loading and management of IFE content simple, straightforward, and inexpensive.

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IFE Serverscabin-pinnacle

The Astronics CSC CabinPinnacle™ general purpose airborne server/router is a complete, highly integrated, application-ready platform for Ethernet-based network installations.

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System Interfaces

System controllers and interfaces are designed to control and manage the cabin environment.

ADB-4

The ADB-4 is the main part of a network system, compliant with RS485, RS232, IP, and CAN technologies. It manages and interfaces with various systems such as lights, sensors, keyboards, and actuators.

Key features:

  • Ethernet switch router
  • 8 ports 1 Gb
  • RS485/RS232 /CAN protocol
  • 8 Logical inputs/outputs
  • PWM outputs
  • 8 Relays outputs
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IOD/IOR/GLCU

The main functions of these three products are to interface and control the systems in your cabin.

Manage your system with status backlights and control the cabin environment such as temperature, water level, door locks, power outlets, etc.

All of this information displays directly from your touchscreens and tablets.

IOD/IOR/GLCU

EME/EMD

Encode and decode any audio/video signal.

With the Ethernet Media Encoder (EME), encoding and streaming features deliver broadcast quality video with minimal latency at any bit rate.

The Ethernet Media Decoder (EMD) decodes audio streams and delivers up to 3 audio outputs to the passenger's audio jack.

These compact encoders and decoders are ideal for any audio/video streaming and IPTV application.

EME/EMD

Key features:

  • Point-to-point video contribution with ultra-low delay
  • Full HD 1080 resolution capability
  • Encoding and multicasting high-res HDMI/HD-SDI sources
  • Streaming on screens over the cabin network
  • Distribution of live sources into the cabin (cameras, game consoles, etc.)

System interfaces offered by Astronics PGA. For more information, contact sales.

Connection Products

We manufacture all cables in-house to ensure they meet our demanding quality standards. Our cables provide a seamless integration of your inflight entertainment and cabin management systems.


A Complete Line of Aviation Cables

Our wiring system is smaller in diameter and lighter than our competitors. A unique, unshielded, twisted-pair coax system with differential noise cancellation techniques delivers C-Stream control, video, and audio.

Features and Benefits:

  • Highly flame resistant
  • Easy-to-use unshielded cable suitable for most functions
  • Lightweight, small diameters, and short bend radius
  • Coax available for HD video and other applications

The Following Cables Along with Connectors and Calibrated Equipment are Available:

  • 1000 Base-T Ethernet
  • Unshielded Single Twisted Pair
  • 75 Ohm Low-Loss Coaxial
  • 75 Ohm Coaxial

EMI Backshells

Our EMI backshells offer a convenient solution to a common problem. We design each backshell in-house to ensure a custom fit and maximum EMI protection.

Available for every application:

  • 9 Pin D-Sub
  • 15 Pin D-Sub
  • 25 Pin D-Sub
  • 37 Pin D-Sub
  • 50 Pin D-Sub
  • Custom sizes
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Direct Connect™ Aux Panels

Save weight, reduce box count, share content

Small enough to fit in a seat arm, powerful enough to share with the whole cabin, our new Direct Connect aux panels pack a huge amount of technology and functionality into a package so small you won't notice it's there. Connect your Apple, Android, or other personal device to the HDMI port and share your screen with the cabin. Direct Connect is perfect for sharing videos, photos, games, and business presentations.

Direct Connect

Connectivity for every seat

Enjoy content from any device with audio/video out

Direct Connect was designed with two goals. One, reduce box count from 4 units to a single panel. Two, fit these components into an aux panel small enough for in-seat installation. The result is a technology packed aux panel that weighs in at under 8oz.

Direct Connect can enable every passenger to enjoy digital content from their personal devices over cabin speakers and displays. Use Direct Connect for watching movies, sharing photos, playing games, business presentations, and more.

Direct Connect In Seat

Deliver more entertainment with less

Saves approximately 5 lbs per panel

Before Direct Connect, an aux panel required three additional boxes for decoding audio/video signals and displaying them in the cabin. Direct Connect integrates all of these boxes into the aux panel itself, saving approximately 5 lbs per aux panel. For projects with strict weight requirements, choose Direct Connect and offer more entertainment with less.

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