Cabin Management Systems & In-Flight Entertainment

Cabin Management Systems (CMS) and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) are at the heart of the passenger’s air travel experience.  The user interface is the primary means by which the passenger interacts 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 OEMs a solution that is uniquely their own.  We create luxury, functionality and control.

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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 In-Flight 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.

Heads Up Innovation

Component Solutions

We offer 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

Cabin Switches

Aircraft seating is critical to passenger comfort and becomes even more important on long trips.  We offer switches for manual and powered seats that can adjust the lumbar support, leg rest, seat back angle, seat pan positions, and seat track and swivel.

Seat Switch
Seat Switch
Seat Switch

Seat Switches

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!

Touch screens offer the ultimate in user interface flexibility.  We work with aircraft OEMs and other CMS/IFE providers to create intuitive designs that seamlessly integrate into their larger systems. 

Cabin Touch Screens

Touch Screens

Lumin® Cabin Management System

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, 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.

Switch Panel

Lumin® Switch Panels

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.

Lumin® Wireless Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Our HD Cabin displays are specially designed to interface directly with the Lumin IFE sources via fiber optics.  We offer a variety of sizes to fit your bulkhead. Enjoy movies, moving maps and more!  

Cabin Display Monitor
Cabin Display Monitor

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

I/O Concentrator

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, twenty four, and thirty six optical ports are available. Our design approach supports an even larger number of optical ports if required. Up to six Copper Ethernet ports are provided to support third party equipment.

Fiber Optic Router
Fiber Optic Cable

We offer both 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, and time of arrival, enhances the passenger's experience.  Cabin monitors display customizable slideshows or static views.  

Moving Map

Moving Map

In-Flight Entertainment Components

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. 

Retrofit XM Satellite Radio

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.  

OEM XM Satellite Radio

OEM XM Satellite Radio