AIX: Kontron announces new Cab-n-Connect wireless IFE

Kontron's RJ Mclaren and the new Cab-n-Connect P100.
Kontron’s RJ Mclaren and the new Cab-n-Connect P100.

Kontron has announced the production availability of its portable Cab-n-Connect P100 wireless streaming platform for the commercial avionics industry.

The P100 system supports both low-end or high-end processor solutions, various storage options, and integrated wireless technology including dual 802.11ac/abgn radios that support 100 streaming client devices, a 4G LTE Advanced Pro cellular modem and an ADS-B wireless receiver.

This entry-level platform provides many of the features and performance levels found in fixed IFE equipment, but without the need for a separate STC thereby eliminating additional costs and time for installation.

The portable Cab-n-Connect P100 system is a small, lightweight platform that features dual hot-swappable batteries that offer up to 12 hours of video streaming along with an optional power and mounting kit.

The optional power kit supports aircraft power to the system, which allows the P100 to operate while charging the batteries. With up to 8 terabytes (TB) of onboard storage, the P100 delivers almost unlimited capacity to add engaging content.

In addition, the system’s removable storage device (RSSD) allows for quick content updates.

The operating system in the Cab-n-Connect™ P100 supports Docker Applications and Virtual Machines to further simplify IFE content management system integration.

The platform’s onboard wireless ADS-B receiver is capable of receiving aircraft information without being directly hooked up to the aircraft, and can support applications such as Moving Map.

There are currently more than 4,000 commercial aircraft and business jets operating worldwide with Kontron equipment on board. Kontron has FAA, EASA, CAAC certified equipment and STCs with deployments all over the world.

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