[Avionics Today 05-18-2015] Rockwell Collins has entered into a strategic partnership with International Communications Group (ICG) to offer its eRouter (ERT-100 and ERT-120) smart cabin routers to the company’s ARINCDirect business aviation customers.
|ARINCDirect routing map. Photo: ARINCDirect
For business aviation, smart routers are now a necessity for aircraft connectivity enablement. They provide data and voice routing services for aircraft applications and have been developed to meet aviation standards and requirements. In addition to managing on board networks like Ka, Ku, and L band, Air-To-Ground (ATG) and Global System of Mobile (GSM) communications within the cabin, the router enables more flight departments and crews to access ARINCDirect service offerings such as Follow Me GSM over Wi-Fi, media content, international trip planning and weather services by acting as the communications gateway for any number of connected devices onboard.
The smart router also supports cabin crew, flight deck and aircraft system data communication requirements, enabling flight crews using the ARINCDirect Flight Planning app to access their account and update flight plans, weather, charts and trip documents while en route.