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


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(TM) A100 cabin wireless access point (CWAP) as the wireless connectivity platform for its innovative testbed on Lufthansa´s FlyingLab flight.

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(TM) 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(TM) 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(TM) 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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