3GCN - CABIN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
This Specification defines general architectural philosophy and aircraft infrastructure for the proper use and interface of various cabin related IFE equipment. Compliance with ARINC Specification 808 allows each respective system to operate in concert when integrated with other relevant cabin equipment. ARINC Specification 808 defines standards for the aircraft 3rd Generation Cabin Network (3GCN), IFE Cabin Distribution System (CDS), wiring, connectors, power, identification codes, space envelopes, and mounting principles. Although some of these standards also apply to 3GCN wireless IFE systems, the overall 3GCN wireless IFE network specification is covered in ARINC Specification 820. The equipment itself is not a subject of this specification because it may be unique to the system manufacturer or marketplace-driven. Design guidelines are included for informational purposes as these guidelines impact the interfaces and installation of cabin equipment aboard the aircraft.