rockwell collins inc (COL) Key Developments
Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant Selects Rockwell Collins' ARINC Advanced Information Management Security Platform
Aug 26 15
Rockwell Collins' ARINC Advanced Information Management platform has been selected by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District to provide physical security for the Rancho Seco nuclear facility's Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) site. Rockwell Collins' ARINC AIM software will serve as the facility's primary command and control platform, providing a full range of intrusion detection, video surveillance, site situational awareness, and other security functions mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The ARINC AIM platform is a proven physical security solution and one of the only that meets the Code of Federal Regulations mandated by the NRC. The ARINC AIM security platform is used for security command and control applications for a majority of U.S. NRC facilities.
Rockwell Collins Announces Executive Changes
Aug 25 15
Rockwell Collins announced that Rick Schmidt has been named as vice president, Mergers & Acquisitions, effective immediately. He reports to Jeff MacLauchlan, senior vice president, Corporate Development. Schmidt has spent his entire career with Rockwell Collins and has extensive institutional knowledge and aerospace and defense industry experience. In his most recent position as senior director, Mergers & Acquisitions, he played a significant role in the company’s acquisition of ARINC in 2013. He succeeds Steve Belland who will retire from the company on October 2.
Rockwell Collins Unveils ARINC UrgentLinkTM
Aug 17 15
Rockwell Collins unveiled ARINC UrgentLinkTM, the first national disaster communications network for public safety that enables first responders, public health, public safety and critical industry officials to communicate with each other when traditional networks are damaged or destroyed. The new solution will be demonstrated for the first time at the Annual Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2015 in the Rockwell Collins exhibit booth #2233. When a disaster destroys local communications infrastructure, ARINC UrgentLink(TM) enables first responders to communicate with one another as well as with public health, public safety and critical industries users within the disaster zone and other organizations outside the impact area. The new ARINC UrgentLink network removes the limitations that affect the reliability of traditional HF radio point-to-point communications, such as time of day, ionospheric fluctuations, sunspot and frequency selection. In addition, ARINC UrgentLink does not rely on electric power in the affected area, which often makes traditional communication vulnerable during a disaster.
Rockwell Collins Introduces DF-500 Direction Finder
Aug 6 15
Rockwell Collins has introduced its new DF-500 Direction Finder. The highly capable DF-500 system pinpoints distress signals with unmatched accuracy and reliability. It enables aircraft to receive and immediately locate activated 406 MHz Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) signals, allowing crews to go directly to people in distress. The next generation DF-500 direction finder replaces the DF-430, which serves government and military SAR operators in all domains worldwide. The DF-500 is fully backwards compatible with the DF-430 direction finding system. Additionally, the system's all solid-state antenna is designed to easily drop into mounting provisions for the widely used DF-301E direction finding antenna system. Software defined radio technology developed for the DF-500 enables higher sensitivity, immunity to interferences, and stability of bearing indications. New features include multi-channel scanning and real-time monitoring, as well as fast scanning and interoperability with maritime digital selective calling (DSC) and automatic identification system (AIS) distress protocols. Its unique multi-channel architecture enables key frequencies to be monitored simultaneously allowing rapid detection of emergency beacons and distress or safety calls over V/UHF radios. The DF-500 provides full compatibility with all existing and all future identified frequencies for the International COSPAS-SARSAT Program, a satellite-based SAR distress alert detection and information distribution system, and can be upgraded to new waveforms.
Rockwell Collins to Exhibit Innovative Solutions for Business Aviation at LABACE 2015
Aug 5 15
Rockwell Collins announced that it will be featuring its latest advancements for the flight deck, cabin and flight support services at LABACE 2015, taking place Aug. 11 to 13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Exhibit highlights include Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion advanced avionics, Venue cabin system and ARINCDirectSM flight support services. Pro Line Fusion offers a broad range of capabilities that spans across all business aircraft. The system provides essential flight information through easy-to-use, graphically rich interfaces, including high-integrity head-up guidance featuring synthetic and enhanced vision and the industry's first touch-screen flight displays. Rockwell Collins has earned a number of industry awards for the innovations it is bringing to Pro Line Fusion, including a Gold Edison Award for synthetic vision on head-up display; Rockwell Collins' Venue HD cabin management and entertainment system for business aircraft includes the features and functionality of the most advanced home entertainment systems and executive suites, including wireless cabin controls and audio-video on-demand. More than 550 Venue HD systems have been installed, more than any other HD system in the industry. Business aviation turns to Rockwell Collins for a wide range of flight support services; ARINCDirect-Rockwell Collins' ARINCDirect provides business aircraft operators with the most comprehensive set of solutions for managing flight operations, including: high-speed, global cabin connectivity; best-in-class flight planning applications; international trip support; flight Operations System (FOS) that integrates with flight planning and international trip support tools.