Posted on: 25 September 2018 by Alexander Preston
Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (CSC) has shipped more than 10,000 cabin wireless access points (CWAPs) to enable in-flight connectivity systems on aircraft.
“We started this product line in 2015 under the former company name of Telefonix, and in just 3 years have become the world leader in enabling entire fleets of aircraft to provide fast, reliable in-flight connectivity access for improved passenger experiences,” said Michael Kuehn, president of Astronics CSC. “We work with the major in-flight entertainment providers, and by listening closely, we’ve been able to deliver streamlined, high-performance CWAPs with the features they need to augment today’s advanced IFE systems.”
As the most broadly accepted 802.11ac CWAPs in the market today, the CabinACe-2 is the most recent version of its CWAP with a design that leverages the access point from Aruba Networks, Inc. The CabinACe-2 is currently in production and has undergone extensive testing in compliance with Boeing Line Fit (BLF), Airbus Interior Services (AIS), as well as DO-160G retrofit testing.
Linefit offerable for Boeing and Airbus aircraft, with FCC, ISED, CE and Chinese MIIT regulatory approval, the CabinACe-2 has exclusive worldwide radio support firmware, enabling the regulatory domains to be changed dynamically based on geo/location data.