Press Release: Kontron enables digital innovation on Lufthansa FlyingLab

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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, 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.

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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

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

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