Thales has selected INCAM, the noise-cancelling audio jack designed and manufactured by Inflight Peripherals (IFPL), as a standard offering for the TopSeries IFE system. It is being supplied to most of their A380 and B787 customers.
The INCAM reduces unwanted cabin-noise by creating ‘anti noise’ and then feeding it to the headset. All of the electronics are housed within the jack located in the seat, which helps reduce the total cost and improves overall reliability. INCAM features a unique cassette jack, which allows the jack to be replaced in 30 seconds, leaving the electronics untouched in the module.
More and more airlines are recognising the value of offering noise cancellation throughout the aircraft without the need for purchasing expensive headsets, and IFPL can supply them.