July 23 2013  |  Inflight Entertainment

Rockwell Collins unveils new customizable features for its Airshow® mobile app

By Lauren Brunetti

Rockwell Collins today unveiled new customizable features for its Airshow® 3D Moving Map for the Apple iPad®.

“Now users can tailor their experience by adding company logos, customizing place names, selecting up to six languages and accessing high-resolution city maps,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions, Cabin and Electromechanical Systems for Rockwell Collins. “The level of personalization available with this latest update broadens our complete Airshow solution, making the user experience even more relevant and enjoyable.”

The new features are available now through the Apple iTunes® App Store as a first-time download or as an Airshow Moving Map app update.

The new Airshow application leverages iPad technology, including its gyroscope and accelerometers, to create a dynamic experience tailored to each user. Highlights include:

  • An industry-first panorama 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.
  • A 3D graphical depiction of world time zones from anywhere a passenger chooses.

“Putting this app in the hands of iPad users extends the market-leading capabilities of Airshow,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “We’re providing passengers an unprecedented, intuitive user experience independent of the cabin display.”

Timm added that many more new and exciting features are planned for the mobile Airshow application to enhance the user experience.

When the new innovative app is used in concert with the full suite of Airshow’s market-leading capabilities, such as customizable 3D moving maps, head-up view showing a pilot’s eye view of the flight, and broadband-enabled content delivery, business jet passengers stay fully informed during flight, greatly enhancing their cabin experience.


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