Tailwind® 500 is the industry’s first Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) television system for medium to large business aircraft. Collins Aerospace's innovative system design, as well as the craft of customizing the system to your preferences, brings you a better viewing experience.
Features & benefits
Access to over 1,000 channels of entertainment programming, including a wide variety of digital music
Optional remote control
Receives high signal gain, providing excellent reception and a stable picture
Automatically switches to correct satellite
Broadcasts on up to eight customizable programming receivers in two digital formats
Tailwind 500 connects to virtually any cabin management system using industry-standard interfaces
Key benefits of the new RDUC-4000
Highly efficient data compression, enabling the Tailwind system to receive content in both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoded signals
Supports both HD and standard-definition broadcasted programming and coverage
Capable of providing content through HDMI video interfaces for HD-quality displays
Each Tailwind 500 system requires an IF Multiplexer Unit (IMU). To equip your system with HD-receiving capabilities in the CONUS region, an IFMU-1000 and at least one RDUC-4000 also need to be added to your system’s architecture.
One IMU and one IFMU-1000 are needed per system and can support multiple RDUC-4000 configurations. Sample block diagrams are available upon request to provision space and wiring for the IFMU-1000 and RDUC-4000, which are expected to be available in mid-2019.