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WAEA/APEX2010: AP Avionx, Row 44 in new deal

Row 44 has contracted with AP Avionx, recently acquired by Kontron, for production quantities of the server management unit (SMU), a key component in the Row 44 inflight broadband system providing wireless connectivity, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2011.The order is a follow-on to the original 2006 order which was part of a deal to design and manufacture the subsystems. The SMU and Modem Data Unit (MDU) are elements of Row 44s satellite based broadband system connecting passengers through wireless hotspots around the cabin.Kathryn Creedy, US correspondent, Inflight and Inflight-Online.comLong Beach, CA

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