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IFPL specialises in the design and manufacturing of products for passenger entertainment systems. Our aim is to provide passengers with the most reliable equipment and to provide you with easy to maintain products that keep your passengers entertained and happy.
Since 1996 IFPL has been supplying products to all the major inflight entertainment (IFE) systems suppliers as well as leading airlines in the world.
In 2008, IFPL began work within the train industry and is currently manufacturing a variety of products for in-train entertainment systems.
Passenger in-train entertainment products
Our skills in product design, coupled with our knowledge of the cabin environment, enable us to design and develop passenger products that are reliable and easy to use.
We have helped major companies with the whole development process from initial concepts, through to qualification testing and certification for the following products:
- Passenger control units (PCUs)
- Monitor arms
- Multi-media docking stations and iPod docking stations
- Audio jacks (including noise cancellation audio jacks)
- Dataports and multiport connectors
- Seat consoles
- Audio distribution systems
Audio jack products
The Rapid Fit Jack™ is unique to IFPL. A broken jack can be replaced in less than 30 seconds, without the need to remove the jack assembly from the seat. There is no need to dismantle the seat arm, and no need to disturb the seat cable-harness. The whole process can be undertaken in less than a minute.
Our ‘fit and forget’ Long Life™ audio jacks have been tested to over 100,000 insertions – for reliability nothing else comes close. This patented audio jack not only has a robust design, but also has a feature that allows broken headset tips to be pushed through the jack to the housing.
Integrated noise-cancelling audio jacks
The INCAM™ integrated noise-cancelling audio jack module provides the latest low-cost solution for audio noise cancellation. All of the electronics are housed within the jack module in the seat. This means that all you require in the headset are the speakers and microphones, which results in a far cheaper headset with the same performance.
INCAM is compatible with most types of non-noise cancelling headsets. This feature gives operators the option to offer low cost noise cancellation throughout the whole train.
Dual-purpose audio module for train coaches
The dual-purpose audio module is configured to accept dual pin headsets and single pin headsets. This is a major benefit to operators who no longer need to worry about matching specific headset types to specific carriages. Another great benefit is that passengers can use their own headsets with the audio module, without the need for an adapter plug.
Multi-media and iPod docking stations for train coaches
IFPL has developed multi-media docking stations and iPod docking stations designed to be compatible with all MP4, MP3, iPod, Zunes and DVD players, incorporating USB and audio output jacks as standard. IFPL has registered with Apple on the ‘Made for iPod’ programme and has a specific iPod docking station. This means passengers can dock and charge their iPods.
Monitor arms for in-train entertainment
IFPL builds rugged and adaptable Monitor Arms that have unique features allowing easy maintenance of cables which is ideal for the train environment.
Double and single-seat in-train entertainment consoles
IFPL has designed and built double and single seat consoles. Our strength is in offering custom design so that our customers can offer passengers a smart yet practical in-train experience.
We know that rail operators need the highest level of technical and project management support. IFPL can offer this service to you. We have worked with most of the world’s major seat suppliers, and having designed and developed the IFE equipment, we know what it takes to get it right – on both sides.
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