International Communications Group (ICG) has introduced an Open-Link building block approach that will provide “nose-to-tail” airborne communications regardless of the system on board the aircraft. Open-Link is based on three small line replaceable units (LRUs) — an ICS-220A, an AeroCom 1700 Cabin Telephony Unit (CTU), and an AeroRouter 800.
The ICS-220A dual channel Iridium communications system provides flight deck and cabin voice and datalink capacity. The AeroCom 1700 CTU is a digital Private Branch Exchange (PBX) that integrates and manages all user devices and communications transceivers. The AeroRouter 800 provides Ethernet connectivity as well as dual Wi-Fi connections for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), personal computers, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and ICG NxtMail global e-mail service.
For more information: ICG.aero.