The recent launch by Kontron of the Ace Flight Server 4600 and its Cab-n-Connect A100 wireless access point (CWAP) has resulted in multiple planned aircraft installations, by commercial airlines and business jet customers.
The Ace Flight Server 4600 features a 4G LTE modem designed to offer enhanced ground connectivity. It is a highly integrated application-ready platform that is qualified to D0-160G. Kontron says the product provides an ideal platform for a whole range of services, including crew and passenger web, flight maintenance or manifest, connectivity, wireless content and IFE.
Meanwhile, the Cab-n-Connect A100 CWAP can form the backbone of onboard wi-fi systems. It is based on the IEEE 802.11ac wi-fi standard, and boasts 3X3 multiple-input multiple-output performance with dual integrated wi-fi radios (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and three spatial data streams per radio.
“As a premier supplier of avionics solutions, Kontron’s focus is on the integration of 4G LTE and 802.11ac high-speed connectivity technologies into our proven computing systems,” said RJ McLaren, Kontron’s avionics product manager. “These important building blocks allow our customers to deliver complete solutions that not only match today’s passenger connectivity and media expectations for an elevated entertainment experience, but also satisfy cockpit, maintenance operations and crew service communications needs from a single, trusted source.”
Both the Ace Flight Server 4600 with 4G LTE and the Cab-n-Connect A100 supporting 802.11ac are available now, with PMA certification planned by the fourth quarter of 2015.
October 2, 2015