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Rockwell Collins introduces CISS-2100 Integrated Surveillance System


FARNBOROUGH (July 17, 2006) - Rockwell Collins announced the introduction of its CISS-2100 Configurable Integrated Surveillance System. A key element in Rockwell Collins’ new Premier Series, this new, highly integrated system combines weather detection, traffic alert and collision avoidance, Mode S surveillance and terrain awareness and warning functions into a single system. CISS 2100 also provides the platform for Rockwell Collins’ next generation cooperative surveillance operations and applications.

“The CISS-2100 significantly enhances safety of flight, lowers airline operating costs, and enables seamless integration of future surveillance and hazard detection functions,” said Kelly Ortberg, vice president and general manager, Air Transport System for Rockwell Collins. “Our expertise in advanced flight deck design enables us to offer our customers a comprehensive solution for improved situational awareness and operational efficiency.”

Rockwell Collins CISS-2100 uses 40 percent fewer parts than traditional federated aircraft surveillance systems. This results in reduced weight, volume and power consumption. Simultaneously, the integrated system offers the most advanced weather, traffic and terrain surveillance functions.

“The CISS development is the cornerstone of Rockwell Collins’ new surveillance and hazard detection product line,” said Bryan Vester, senior director of marketing, Air Transport Systems. “The new product line is being developed to address evolving airspace requirements and airline demands for improved efficiencies.”

One highlight of the new system is the integration of Rockwell Collins MultiScan Hazard Detection System™, which provides fully automatic weather hazard detection up to 320 nautical miles, ground clutter suppression, geographical weather correlation, Overflight™ protection and Enhanced Turbulence detection capabilities.

As the platform to provide cooperative surveillance functions, CISS-2100 supports improved situational awareness, for both airspace users and ground-based system managers. ADS-B, TIS-B, traffic computing functions, and decision support applications are all integrated into the configurable system.

The CISS-2100 will debut on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and type certification is expected in 2008. It is one of the major subsystems within Rockwell Collins’ comprehensive communications and surveillance development for the 787.

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications and information management is strengthened by 17,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit

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