Rosen Aviation is to instal the Qualcomm QCS8550 Processor in its IFE and cabin electronics technology, to bring improved picture quality and rendering capabilities, smart functions and dynamic system architectures. It will also significantly reduce the power consumption as well as the weight of displays and other cabin technologies, improving aircraft efficiency. The product line being developed by Rosen is next-generation IFE displays with advanced processing, connectivity and networking capabilities.
Lee Clark, senior vice president strategy, says: "We knew the direction we needed to head; we simply didn’t have the right tools or the right collaborator to get us there as quickly as we wanted. Now, through support and collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, we’re not only going to exceed our own expectations from a capability standpoint, but time to market as well. We’ve already begun developing the next generation hardware and software, and have radical approaches to IFE system architecture that will ultimately change what’s possible in an aircraft cabin."