International Communications Group (ICG) has unveiled a new Cabin Telephony Unit (CTU), the AeroCom 1700. Designed to bridge the gap between analog and digital communication technologies, the small, lightweight AeroCom 1700 will operate with all legacy communications systems and support emerging communications networks without the need to add peripheral interface devices or change out existing systems, according to company officials.
“The AeroCom 1700 offers all the traditional CTU functions such as selectable dialing plans, call transfer, conference calling, queuing, voice prompts, and combines them with new features available through Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Internet Protocol (IP) technologies,” said Armin Jabs, COO. “It also supports conventional air-to-ground and ground-to-air calling, as well as new all-digital Voice Over Internet Provider (VoIP) and hybrid IP systems.”
The AeroCom 1700 standard configuration supports and manages voice communications with all past and current aeronautical INMARSAT terminals including Swift Broadband. It also manages other global sat-com networks such as Iridium, Ku-Band V-Sat, as well as the regional and emerging networks such as TerreStarTM and Thurya.
The AeroCom 1700 allows configurations to be tailored to support the desires of different passengers when they use the aircraft. It also stores configuration information in a secured module so that it can be moved from unit to unit, reducing maintenance or replacement time.
For more information: ICG.aero.