The latest addition to Alto Aviation’s range of system interfaces and controllers is the Alto System Master Controller (SM-1070). The module is designed to link aircraft CMS components with various communication protocols together seamlessly. Available for retrofit, the product was engineered in-house to enable wireless remote control of components, via PED or touchscreens, using existing wi-fi or LAN systems.
Supported devices include – but are not limited to – Alto’s Forte amplifiers, Acapella speaker and headphone amplifiers and Relay temperature and cabin-call controllers; Rosen Blu-ray players; Innovative Advantage’s AVDS Node; and infrared remote controls.
The product also provides control of a variety of digital devices using Alto’s Cadence keypads, supports PED-based remote control with iOS or Android operating systems, and acts as a universal bus translator. The unit provides bus interface connectivity between existing Alto products and those from other manufacturers. The RS-485/RS-422, RS-232, Ethernet, CAN, Infrared Control and ARINC 429 communication protocols are supported.
“Alto’s new System Master Controller will play an integral part in our CMS offering moving forward as a serial gateway to Alto and non-Alto controlled devices,” said Kevin Hayes, vice president of sales and marketing at Alto Aviation. “Also, this System Master Controller allows PED wireless control and touchscreen options to our Cadence CMS, enhancing the available offerings to our customers.”