Cabin Management Systems & Inflight Entertainment

Cabin Management Systems (CMS) and Inflight Entertainment (IFE) are at the heart of the passenger’s air travel experience.  The user interface is the primary means by which the passenger interact with their environment including controlling lights, cabin temperature, window shades, audio levels, and media.   

Heads Up Technologies is an innovator at imagining the passenger experience and providing common experiences across an OEM’s entire product line: from the smallest to the largest aircraft.  We create CMS and IFEs with flexibility, to give OEM’s a solution that is uniquely their own.  We create luxury, functionality and control.

Heads Up Innovation

In 2009, Heads Up developed the first end-to-end fiber optic CMS/IFE system for the Cessna CX+ and Sovereign+. Ever since then, Heads Up has been at the forefront of developing and delivering top of the line Cabin Management and Inflight entertainment systems and components to our Aviation OEM partners. Our systems have been selected for eight aircraft production programs and our components are standard or optional on many more platforms. Take a look below at our individual technologies and innovations for details.

Component Solutions

Fiber optics for data transmission offers numerous benefits over copper including higher bandwidth, lighter weight and zero electromagnetic interference.  Lumin is native fiber optic, with a full featured fiber optic router/switch for the ultimate in flexibility.  No more point-to-point limitations.  Our router/switch is scalable for easy integration into any aircraft size.  Models with twelve (12), twenty four (24), and thirty six (36) optical ports are available.  Our design approach supports an even larger number of optical ports if required.  Up to six (6) Copper Ethernet ports are provided to support third party equipment.

Let’s explore fiber optics together!

Aircraft Components

Heads Up provides a variety of cabin switches to aircraft OEMs using capacitive touch, membrane or traditional mechanical technologies. Backlighting can match the color temperature of the cabin.  Our switches provide the visual appearance, tactile feel, and finish to compliment the overall cabin design.  Cabin switches truly are a touch point for the passenger. Let’s explore your switching needs.

Cabin Switches

Seat Switches

Aircraft seating is critical to passenger comfort and becomes even more important on long trips.  Lumbar, leg rest, seat back angle, and seat pan positions, and seat track and swivel are often all adjustable.  We work with aircraft OEMs and seat manufacturers to create aesthetically pleasing and functional designs for manual and power seats.  Let’s explore your switching needs.

Touch screens offer the ultimate in user interface flexibility.  Heads Up makes touch screens for galley functions, flight attendant duties, and passenger controls.   We work with aircraft OEMs and other CMS/IFE providers to create intuitive designs that seamlessly integrate into their larger systems.  We have experience with Android, Linux, Windows CE, and QNX operating systems.  Let us help you with your touch screen needs.

Touch Screens

Lumin® Cabin Management System

Our HD Cabin displays are specially designed to interface directly the Lumin IFE sources via fiber optics.  No bulky HDMI cables!  We offer a variety of sizes to fit your bulkhead. Enjoy movies, moving maps and more!  Lets’s talk cabin displays!

Fiber optics for data transmission offers numerous benefits over copper including higher bandwidth, lighter weight and zero electromagnetic interference.  Lumin is native fiber optic, with a full featured fiber optic router/switch for the ultimate in flexibility.  No more point-to-point limitations.  Our router/switch is scalable for easy integration into any aircraft size.  Models with twelve (12), twenty four (24), and thirty six (36) optical ports are available.  Our design approach supports an even larger number of optical ports if required.  Up to six (6) Copper Ethernet ports are provided to support third party equipment.

Let’s explore fiber optics together!

Tablets and smart phones have become ubiquitous, constantly adding new capabilities to our everyday life.  Your customers can control their home’s lighting, temperature, entertainment systems and more with their smart phone. Lumin Wireless lets passengers enjoy that same functionality onboard their aircraft.  Simply logon to the aircraft’s WiFi and control everything with a smart phone or tablet with a user interface that compliments the aircraft’s fixed touch screens and switches.

Passengers love their smart phones and tablets.  Let’s talk about how they’ll love Lumin Wireless, too.

Aircraft Cabin Management

Lumin® Switch Panels

Lumin® offers you, the OEM, an opportunity to create an in-flight experience that is unique to your aircraft and yours alone.  We offer a variety of switch panel technologies including customizable touch screens, capacitive switches, and traditional tactile-feel switches.  Together with your industrial designer’s vision, we can create artfully crafted passenger interfaces to blend seamlessly into the cabin interior that enhance the brand identity of your aircraft. A unique design that is yours and yours alone.

Lumin® can take design cues from current trends in consumer products such as smart phones, tablets, and high end automotive with a design goal of elegant simplicity - timeless and easy to use.  Or it can incorporate stylized designs to support specific interior design schemes.  The choice is yours.  Let’s talk!

Tablets and smart phones have become ubiquitous, constantly adding new capabilities to our everyday life.  Your customers can control their home’s lighting, temperature, entertainment systems and more with their smart phone. Lumin Wireless lets passengers enjoy that same functionality onboard their aircraft.  Simply logon to the aircraft’s WiFi and control everything with a smart phone or tablet with a user interface that compliments the aircraft’s fixed touch screens and switches.

Passengers love their smart phones and tablets.  Let’s talk about how they’ll love Lumin Wireless, too.

Lumin® Wireless

Connectivity

Fiber Optic Router/Switch

Fiber optics for data transmission offers numerous benefits over copper including higher bandwidth, lighter weight and zero electromagnetic interference.  Lumin is native fiber optic, with a full featured fiber optic router/switch for the ultimate in flexibility.  No more point-to-point limitations.  Our router/switch is scalable for easy integration into any aircraft size.  Models with twelve (12), twenty four (24), and thirty six (36) optical ports are available.  Our design approach supports an even larger number of optical ports if required.  Up to six (6) Copper Ethernet ports are provided to support third party equipment.

Let’s explore fiber optics together!

Our HD Cabin displays are specially designed to interface directly the Lumin IFE sources via fiber optics.  No bulky HDMI cables!  We offer a variety of sizes to fit your bulkhead. Enjoy movies, moving maps and more!  Lets’s talk cabin displays!

Cabin Display Monitors

Our I/O concentrator converts fiber optic data signals to communicate with other aircraft electrical systems such as lighting, environmental controllers, window shades, hot water tanks, third party audio amplifiers, and more.  I/O concentrators are semi-autonomous, allowing fault tolerant operation.

I/O Concentrator

Heads Up offers 2D and FlightPath3D moving maps to keep passengers informed about their flight progress.  High resolution maps provide excellent terrain detail, geopolitical boundaries, major streets and highways and more.  Flight information, such as altitude, airspeed, time of arrival, and enhance the flight experience.  Cabin monitors display customizable slides shows or static views.  Using Lumin Wireless, passengers can interactively explore the maps and flight information with a variety of options.  Pinch and swipe to zoom and pan.  Choose Heads Up for your journey!

Moving Map

XM Satellite Radio revolutionized the radio entertainment business by teaming up with the world’s leading broadcasters and content producers to create a comprehensive and exhaustive offering of music, sports, talk, comedy, drama, news, traffic and weather, kids programming and more.

Our aftermarket solutions provide coast-to-coast accessibility of XM’s entire station lineup. With a subscription, your aircraft can replace a limited offering of CDs with a virtually unlimited supply of curated music and up-to-date broadcasting.  

Add XM Satellite Radio to your aircraft today!

Inflight Entertainment Components

Inflight Entertainment

Retrofit XM Satellite Radio

XM Satellite Radio revolutionized the radio entertainment business by teaming up with the world’s leading broadcasters and content producers to create a comprehensive and exhaustive offering of music, sports, talk, comedy, drama, news, traffic and weather, kids programming and more.

Our aftermarket solutions provide coast-to-coast accessibility of XM’s entire station lineup. With a subscription, your aircraft can replace a limited offering of CDs with a virtually unlimited supply of curated music and up-to-date broadcasting.  

Add XM Satellite Radio to your aircraft today!

OEM XM Satellite

Radio

Already have an CMS/IFE system on your aircraft?  Update it with an XM Satellite Radio from Heads Up.   Our IFE system compatible radios interface directly to your system.  Choose between one-, two-, four- or eight- receiver models that allow passengers to listen to different programming independently and simultaneously.  One passenger can listen to live sports, another their favorite curated rock genre, still another talk radio.  All at the same time!  Enjoy music, sports, talk, comedy, drama, news, traffic and weather, kids programming and more.  

Add XM Satellite Radio to your aircraft’s IFE system today!

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