APEX 2013: Kontron named preferred provider by Rockwell Collins

Kontron has been named as the preferred provider of airborne servers and cabin wireless access points (CWAPs) for Rockwell Collins’ new wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.

Kontron has been supplying computing, IFE and connectivity system solutions to Rockwell Collins for almost five years. The Kontron ACE Flight 600 general purpose airborne server and the company’s Cab-n-Connect CWAP are currently designed into the PAVE family of in-flight entertainment systems and the Skybo wireless cabin solutions from Rockwell Collins.

Kontron’s airborne servers and CWAPs are used for multiple Rockwell Collins deployments in business jets, VIP and air transport installations.

Andy Mason, Business Unit Manager, Commercial Avionics Products Group at Kontron, said: “Kontron brings a unique understanding from its more than 20 years of experience in building mission-critical computing systems. This knowledge aligns and complements the integrated technology requirements Rockwell Collins has set for its new wireless IFE systems."

Kontron is showcasing its ACE Flight 600 airborne server, the Kontron Cab-n-Connect CWAP and its complete line of system solutions for commercial aviation connectivity and entertainment at its booth. It has also announced that Global Eagle subsidiary Row 44 has selected Kontron for its "Cab-n-Connect" wireless access point (CWAP).

This new agreement builds on the existing relationship Kontron has with Row 44 as a supplier of server management units (SMUs) and modem data units (MDUs).

Steve Nichols, Inflight / Inflight-Online.com
Anaheim, CA, USA

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