The Cabin Management System (CMS) provides the interface for the cabin crew to monitor and control all aircraft functions related to the cabin. This includes cabin illumination, passenger signs and passenger calls, galley and lavatory controls and the cabin intercommunication devices.
The cabin management system usually interfaces as well with the fire protection and water waste systems. The innovative approach of Diehl Aerospace is a distributed architecture for modern cabin management systems, which is highly modular and scalable. It features a number of similar devices - the "Input / Output Distribution Node" (IODN) - to build the CMS backbone.
In addition, powerful tools for adaptation and configuration of the CMS are provided.