Lufthansa Systems chooses rugged wireless routers from Kontron for test and measurement flights

AUGSBURG, Germany – aviation IT specialist Lufthansa Systems in Kelsterbach, Germany, needed rugged wireless routers for the company's testbed on Lufthansa´s FlyingLab test and measurement flights. They found their solution from embedded computing specialist Kontron in Augsburg, Germany.

Apr 13th, 2017
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

AUGSBURG, Germany – aviation IT specialist Lufthansa Systems in Kelsterbach, Germany, needed ruggedwireless routers for the company's testbed on Lufthansa´s FlyingLab test and measurement flights. They found their solution from embedded computing specialist Kontron in Augsburg, Germany.

Lufthansa Systems is using the Kontron Cab-n-Connect A100 cabin wireless access point (CWAP) to deliver simultaneous access of HD video streaming in dense multi-client applications on Lufthansa FlyingLab flights.

Lufthansa started its FlyingLab flights to help passengers test and familiarize themselves with technologies and services being developed for use on airlines as well as to showcase stimulating types of live content and digital trends.

FlyingLab enables Lufthansa to introduce technology and collect feedback in a real-world commercial aircraft environment. The IT subsidiary Lufthansa Systems is responsible for the technical infrastructure enabling the WiFi connection onboard.

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The WiFi network is based on the technology of the Lufthansa Systems digital platform BoardConnect.

Kontron’s Cab-n-Connect A100 wireless access point with 802.11ac WiFi substantially increases bandwidth efficiency for HD video on the aircraft. The A100 helps the client device and access point work together to provide an optimized communication path for strong and fast data transmission.

Lufthansa Systems chose Kontron for the job based on Lufthansa's history with previous Kontron equipment where these certified open platform solutions gave them the most cost-and shortest route to deployment, Kontron officials say.

For more detailed information contact Kontron online at www.kontron.com/industries/avionics.

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