Kontron is named preferred provider of Airborne Servers and CWAPs for Rockwell Collins’ Wireless IFE systems

Kontron is named preferred provider of Airborne Servers and CWAPs for Rockwell Collins’ Wireless IFE systems

Relationship expands as Kontron system solutions are proven to be de-facto standard for wireless IFE and connectivity deployments

Poway/Anaheim, CA, September 9, 2013 – 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.

For more information on the Kontron ACE Flight 600, Cab-n-Connect and the company’s full line of commercial avionics solutions, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/industries/commercial+avionics/

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About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 44% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 19,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.


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Kontron
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Kontron
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Annette Keller
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Kontron
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Michael Hennen
SAMS Network
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michael.hennen@sams-network.com

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