ALTO Aviation Introduces New System Master Controller
ALTO Aviation, a provider of premium cabin in-flight audio and entertainment systems for business aviation, expands its cabin solutions product line by introducing its new ALTO System Master Controller (SM-1070). The unit is an intuitive module designed with simplicity in mind to seamlessly link aircraft cabin management system components with various communication protocols together.
The SM-1070 has been engineered in house by ALTO Aviation cabin systems engineers to provide wireless remote control of components via PED or touch screens, using the existing Wi-Fi or LAN system on board the retrofit aircraft. Interconnectivity between devices provides a more intuitive, flexible and capable user-experience. Devices supported include but are not limited to:
- ALTO Forte amplifiers
- ALTO Acapella speaker and headphone amplifiers
- ALTO relay, temperature, cabin call controllers
- Rosen Blu-ray players
- Innovative Advantage AVDS node
- infrared remote controls
The unit provides control of a variety of digital devices using ALTO’s Cadence™ keypads, as well as supports PED-based remote control with IOS or Android operating systems.
ALTO’s new System Master Controller also acts as a universal bus translator. The unit provides bus interface connectivity between existing ALTO products and products from other manufacturers. The following communication protocols are supported:
- CAN (Controller Area Network)
- IR control (infrared)
- ARINC 429
“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. Also, this System Master Controller allows PED wireless control and touch screen options to our Cadence Cabin Management System, enhancing the available offerings to our customers,” says Kevin Hayes, ALTO Aviation VP Sales and Marketing.