Enabling digital innovations on-board Lufthansa FlyingLab flights, Kontron supplies advanced wireless connectivity platforms

Enabling digital innovations on-board Lufthansa FlyingLab flights, Kontron supplies advanced wireless connectivity platforms

Kontron’s IFE&C solutions allow passengers to simultaneously connect to live video presentations and other unique content using their own smartphone, tablet or laptop

Los Angeles, USA, September 10, 2019 Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT) and a leading supplier of avionics systems for the Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFE&C) market, today announced that aviation IT specialist, Lufthansa Systems, utilized the company's Cab-n-Connect A100 cabin wireless access point (CWAP) as the wireless connectivity platform for its innovative testbed on Lufthansa's FlyingLab flight (https://www.flyinglab.aero/en/home/) September 7, 2019 from Munich to LAX (LH 452).

FlyingLab flights give passengers the ability to test and familiarize themselves first-hand with the latest technologies and services being developed for use on-board airlines.

Kontron's Cab-n-Connect A100 CWAP features the 802.11ac WiFi protocol that substantially increases bandwidth efficiency for next-generation HD video on the aircraft. It allows both the client device and access point to seamlessly work together to provide an optimized communication path for faster data transmission.

The Cab-n-Connect A100 also provides best-in-class network security based on its WiNG 5 operating system and AirDefense® software. There are a number of software and security threats for devices that use airline cabin WiFi. These include client-to-client data theft, client-to-server data theft, unauthorized system access and denial of service attacks. The AirDefense® software, working in conjunction with the WiNG operating system on the Cab-n-Connect A100, provides a multi-layered security suite with proactive monitoring and threat prevention. The specific security features provided consist of rogue detection, intrusion prevention, active countermeasures and forensic analysis.

Kontron's certified open-architecture solutions consistently offer the most cost-effective and shortest route to deployment. There are currently more than 4,500 commercial aircraft and business jets operating worldwide with Kontron equipment on board.

Kontron is showcasing its Cab-n-Connect A100 CWAP along with its entire line of rugged, open-architecture hardware platforms, software and services for IFE and IFE&C systems at the APEX Expo, September 9-12, 2019 in Los Angeles, booth #1647.

For more detailed information on Kontron’s full line of scalable open-architecture avionics platforms, please visit: www.kontron.com/industries/avionics

###

Follow Kontron:

###

About Kontron – Member of the S&T Group
Kontron is a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT). As a part of technology group S&T, Kontron offers a combined portfolio of secure hardware, middleware and services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. With its standard products and tailor-made solutions based on highly reliable state-of-the-art embedded technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best fully integrated applications overall.

For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com

###

For further information please contact:

Alexandra Habekost
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Kontron S&T AG
Tel: +49 (0) 821 4086 114
alexandra.habekost@kontron.com

 

All rights reserved. Kontron is a trademark or registered trademark of Kontron S&T AG. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks or copyrights by their respective owners and are recognized. All data is for information purposes only and not guaranteed for legal purposes. Subject to change without notice. Information in this press release has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate; however, no responsibility is assumed for inaccuracies.

back all news

Can't find what you are looking for.
Use our search function.


Stay connected