- High availability to ensure access to IFE system
- Passengers can use their own single pin headset
- High quality audio
- Rapid on-wing replacement
- Minimises support costs
- Low cost replacement cassettes
- Easy retrofit
High availability with minimum cost was the focus when designing the 1056. The 1056 Dual Rapid Fit Audio Jack has been designed with a simple replacement cassette that houses the pins and electronics making them easy to replace in the event of failure due to damage or breakage. The removable cassette is replaceable by simply undoing one ‘hex’ screw, eliminating the need to remove the whole module from the seat. This ensures that the replacement cassette can be changed during the aircraft turn-around allowing the next passenger access to their In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system. The cassette can typically be replaced in less than 30 seconds.
The 1056 jack fits a standard ARINC oval cut out making this an easy retrofit and an upgrade option, and provides an excellent opportunity to replace old pneumatic transducers by a simple one for one swap-out. The Dual Rapid Fit complies with traditional A2/B2 headsets (via dual mono plugs).