Alto Aviation introduces AV system solution using Innovative Advantage’s AVDS


Alto Aviation has entered into an agreement with Innovative Advantage to use its AVDS nodes as an integral part of a new fully integrated custom audio/video solution for business aviation. The AVDS video distribution system supports video switching to multiple monitors in either standard or high definition.

The aim is to provide business aviation retrofit customers with an advanced and cost-efficient IFE upgrade option. Alto Aviation will design each node for the aircraft’s specific system requirements. The integrated audio/video system combines Alto Aviation’s audio components with Innovative Advantage’s AVDS. The solution offers integrated audio/video control that is compatible with industry monitors, and suitable for single and multiple HD monitor upgrades. A cover bezel is available for the DECU replacement. This allows for new plating or the accommodation of a new flush-mounted panel.

Alto Aviation recently expanded its keypad offerings to add video selection functionality; this allows passengers to select video for viewing on any monitor, whether it is a local personal monitor or bulkhead monitor. Two basic keypad styles are available – proud or flush mount. These keypads interface directly with the AVDS node and Alto amplifiers to provide sequential video and audio control to the cabin audio system and monitors.

With the addition of the AVDS node and an onboard wireless wi-fi router, the audio and video system can be controlled via a personal Apple or Android device.

“By far, the Innovative Advantage AVDS is the most comprehensive and advanced high-definition video solution in the market,” said Kevin Hayes, vice president of sales and marketing at Alto Aviation. “Its ease of configuration and integration makes it an easy choice as our preferred method of video switching. We are thrilled to partner with Innovative Advantage to integrate our video button keypads and audio systems into one seamless package.”

August 28, 2015

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