APEX: Kontron introduces portable Cab-n-Connect P100 WIFE

Kontron Cab-n-Connect P100 server.
Kontron Cab-n-Connect P100 server.

Kontron has introduced its portable Cab-n-Connect P100 wireless streaming platform for the commercial airline industry.

The small form factor IFEC system utilises dual 802.11ac/abgn radios that deliver high-quality streaming for up to 100 client devices, enabling airlines to support an individual aircraft’s in-flight entertainment needs.

The Cab-n-Connect P100 is already being evaluated by several customers.

Measuring 9.8-inches (25cm) x 3.5-inches (9cm) x 12.6-inches (32cm), the portable Cab-n-Connect P100 system features dual hot-swappable batteries that enable more than 12 hours of streaming video.

The P100 platform offers up to eight terabytes (TB) of onboard storage giving almost unlimited capacity to add engaging content. In addition, the system’s removable storage device (RSSD) allows for quick content updates.

The Cab-n-Connect P100’s operating system supports docker applications and virtual machines to further simplify IFE content management system integration.

The unit provides an intuitive interface for the cabin crew to manage the system and it also provides status information via an OLED display.

Based on Kontron’s open-architecture COMe-bDV7R Computer-on-Module, the Cab-n-Connect P100 provides Intel Atom processor C3000 series server-grade processor performance with eight gigabytes (GB) of RAM.

Different C3000 series and Broadwell-DE series processors along with memory options are possible. Further options include an integrated 4G LTE cellular modem.

Kontron says there are currently more than 4,000 commercial aircraft and business jets operating worldwide with Kontron equipment on board.

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