Posted on: 18 September 2014 by Mark Howells
Kontron has opened an avionics Systems Integration Lab (SIL) at its HQ in Poway, California with the purpose of offering customers a full simulation testing facility for new avionics, in-flight entertainment (IFE) and wireless connectivity technologies.
Kontron’s new facility aims to reduce the time it takes to deploy a new IFE system.
The lab has many personal electronic devices (PEDs) available to test customer apps alongside the ability to test the full range of in-flight Wi-Fi, 3G/4G cellular and satellite broadband services including internet access, HD video streaming, content loading and retail applications.
Andy Mason, head of systems and programme management at Kontron, commented, “Technology changes so rapidly that it is more important than ever to help our customers minimize deployment risk and efficiently roll out of their systems on the aircraft. Kontron’s SIL is a valuable test bed for new technologies as well as providing an accurate simulation of the Wi-Fi cabin environment and applicable aircraft interfaces.”
The Kontron SIL will also act as a training facility for technology partners onsite as well as remotely via webcast.
Kontron is known for its Cab-n-Connect cabin wireless access point (CWAP).