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Flight Display Systems' JetJukebox
explained Jeff Kroeller, Astronics' senior manager
for business development. " Six passengers and two
available electrical outlets can be a problem. The
EmPower System enables passengers and crew to
operate their devices in-flight so they have the power
they need en route. But more importantly, they will
arrive at their destinations with their devices fullycharged and ready to go. That's something owner/
operators often overlook."
Kroeller explained that the EmPower System is an
inverter, which is very small with no special mounting
requirements. " It's up to the installer and the particular
aircraft," he said. " The EmPower System requires no
special shielding for the wiring. It's a very intelligent
and highly engineered product with a clean installation.
From the power-supply to a wire harness to the
sidewall outlets, no other equipment is required."
He also said that to meet an operator's specific
needs, the EmPower System can be mixed and
matched with AC and USB connectors.
" The dual USB and AC power outlet is unique to
this product today," Kroeller said. " We've installed this
system on single-engine Cessnas up to BBJs. All you
need is a small footprint and 28 volts of aircraft power."
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displays. When connected to the aircraft's GPS or
FMS, the JetJukebox provides a new higher-resolution
moving map. "
Dave Dodson, the company's marketing director,
explained that another advantage of the system is,
when connected to a Wi-Fi router, passengers can
share data wirelessly.
" The unit is basically a high-end file server with a
robust, high-capacity SSD," Dodson said. " JetJukebox
is device agnostic, so it works perfectly with any
personal electronic device a passenger may bring
on the aircraft. Content can either be pre-loaded on
the system by transferring from a PC, or added via a
portable USB flash drive when the passengers board
the aircraft. The JetJukebox has a built-in 1 terabyte
SSD. With 1,000 gigs of storage, the JetJukebox can
hold more than 400 standard DVD movies. With the
ability to use external drives, the amount of available
media is practically unlimited."
For more information, visit jetjukebox.com.
Being successful in aviation is paying attention
to the small things. And one of the small things that
will make a huge impact on a passenger's in-flight
experience is the EmPower, an in-seat, power
connection unit from Astronics Corp.
" Many smaller cabin and older aircraft have little
or no AC power available to the passengers, and
those that do only have one or two electrical outlets,"
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