IFPL has revealed the latest addition to its connector family, The audio power jack (AP jack).

The module has an audio jack and a USB port. The AP jack is aimed at train and aircraft seat passengers. With the increase in carry-on personal electronic devices comes the need to recharge everything from the laptop to the iPod, all of this can be done via the appropriate cable by plugging it into a simple USB port.

“This jack takes care of many of your passengers’ needs in one simple module,” said Neil Thomas, IFPL’s business development manager.

The AP jack features IFPL’s popular integrated noise cancelling audio module (INCAM™). The jack has the expensive noise cancellation electronics housed in the jack, thus allowing train operators to offer noise cancellation without needing to provide expensive headsets.

The jack is also IFPL’s Rapid Fit™, which has a removable cassette, this allows the jack to be replaced in a matter of seconds, without removing the whole module.

IFPL is planning a second module which will use a cassette USB to bring the same easy to maintain feature that has proved so popular with the Rapid Fit audio jacks.

“Audio and power in one module has got to be a simple, but effective way forward for rail operators wanting to cover all the bases,” said Thomas. “We offer the module in a number of finishes to show how operators can incorporate the module into their livery.”