A new line of Bluetooth audio products for aircraft cabins has been unveiled by Alto Aviation. With the Bluetooth Audio Receiver BTR‐300, passengers can play audio from their smartphones or PEDs over the cabin IFE, by connecting their devices via a wireless connection. Meanwhile the Bluetooth Audio Transmitter BTT‐400 enables wireless Bluetooth headphones to be connected to the cabin IFE, with audio streamed via A2DP.
Both products include an AptX Low Latency codec to prevent lip sync problems while watching videos. Other features include smart auto connection settings, provision for external indicator light and pairing switch, and signal mixing to allow concurrent wired audio input and headphone outputs. All Alto products are fully DO‐160 qualified and optimized for the highest possible sound quality and reliability in the aircraft environment. The company says these products will also feature FAA TSO approval.
“As industry leaders in budget‐friendly CMS and IFE, we know this is a perfect product fit to implement these customer‐friendly interface methods to the aircraft,” said Kevin Hayes, vice president of sales and marketing at Alto Aviation.
“Just like pairing to your home audio, automobile or PED, our Bluetooth products allow the same level of flexibility with your aircraft audio system.”