Expanding the two companies’ successful relationship, Kontron today is named as the preferred provider of Airborne Servers and Cabin Wireless Access Points (CWAPs) for Rockwell Collins’ new wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.
Rockwell Collins is a premier innovator of integrated electronic solutions for commercial aircraft, and 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 PAVES family of in-flight entertainment systems and the Skybox wireless cabin solutions from Rockwell Collins. Kontron’s airborne servers and CWAPs are scheduled for multiple Rockwell Collins deployments in business jets, VIP and air transport installations.
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, said Andy Mason, Business Unit Manager, Commercial Avionics Products Group at Kontron.
We are committed to helping innovators such as Rockwell Collins improve the passenger experience and further expand and enhance in-flight broadband services for the commercial airline and business jet market.
With a proven history of engineering critical systems that operate in mobile environments, Kontron is able to leverage its extensive experience in networking, wireless communications and other processing platforms as viable IFE system solutions.
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 in its booth (#742) at the APEX/IFSA Expo in Anaheim, California.