Aircraft passenger entertainment system
Wireless aircraft passenger audio entertainment system
Wireless audio passenger entertainment system (WAPES)
Amusement and information system for use on a passenger carrier
Aircraft passenger television system
Video system for passenger vehicles
Passenger entertainment system having direct coupled seat receivers
Method and apparatus for carrying out passenger-related and flight attendant-related functions in an airplane
Aircraft service system with a central control system for attendant call lights and passenger reading lights
ApplicationNo. 713545 filed on 09/13/1996
US Classes:725/76, Airplane725/77Seat-back terminal
ExaminersPrimary: Flynn, Nathan J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04N 007/16
AbstractAudio menuing for the visually impaired, closed captioning for the hearing impaired and graphical tab control user interface for an interactive flight entertainment system (IFES). With the preferred embodiment, passenger control handset (PCH) in Braille is utilized. Given inputs from the passenger through use of the PCH, the keystrokes are transmitted to a seat electronics unit (SEU) as keystroke signals and processed by a device driver. The device driver transmits the keystroke signals to the pre-existing user interface and to the present invention's audio menu module. For the audio menu module, the menu resource database makes available a file of various audio information corresponding to various passenger keystroke inputs. Once the appropriate passenger output information is retrieved from the menu resource database, the information is output to the passenger via a display device and a headset coupled to the SEU. A closed captioning capability is enabled when a passenger selects a closed captioning option icon on the screen of the display device. Once such selection is made, audio information is printed and displayed to the passenger on the screen of the display device. A touch screen user interface having graphical tab controls for paging is also provided.