Kontron and CarlisleIT announce strategic partnership for inflight WiFi and connectivity

Kontron announced a strategic partnership with Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) to provide turnkey Cabin WiFi system hardware solutions, aircraft installation kits and Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to the rapidly growing IFE&C market.

Kontron and CarlisleIT have been collaborating for some time, and the partnership agreement that has now been signed enables the two companies to work together more closely to offer a unified solution to global customers.

This "One Stop Shop" approach makes it easy for a variety of customer profiles to launch and deploy inflight systems for wireless IFE, connectivity, retail, aircraft operations and other applications. Target customers include not only airlines, but also system integrators, connectivity service providers and software media companies.

Kontron and CarlisleIT already have an approved STC for cabin WiFi system installation on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, and STC approval for Boeing 737 is anticipated by mid-2018. The  Kontron/CarlisleIT business model is to offer use of the cabin WiFi installation design and STC to customers at no charge, minimizing both time to deployment and up-front investment costs.

The integrated WiFi system solution consists of industry-leading Kontron ACE Flight server and several Cab-n-Connect wireless access points. Kontron provides an application-ready solution with an integrated software package, including the Linux OS, drivers, libraries and APIs needed to control and operate the system. Test software is provided with the system to validate all functions once installed on the aircraft. Kontron also optionally offers its AirDefense WiFi security software and extended service contracts.

CarlisleIT provides the aircraft installation design, engineering/certification services and is the manufacturer of aircraft installation kits for the A320 and B737. CarlisleIT is also experienced in SATCOM connectivity installation designs.

Latest News from Kontron - an S&T Company

Kontron: KISS V3 CFL rackmount systems in 2U and 4U for demanding industrial applications
Kontron adds TRACe B40x-TR platform to its line of EN50155-certified transportation computers
Kontron to present IoT and Embedded systems for smart and secure transportation
Kontron: mission-ready COBALT 901|400 series ideal for airborne applications
Kontron: COBALT 901|400 series helps speed compute and graphically-intensive defense designs
Kontron: compact KBox B-201 with numerous mounting options and interfaces
Kontron: VM6062 server class blade computer brings secure technology to VME legacy applications
Kontron: rugged, fanless, IP67, gateway computing platform for in-vehicle applications
Kontron: EvoTRAC G102 provides control unit for Hyliion hybrid solution for trucks and trailers
Kontron: EvoTRAC G102 gateway for smart next generation in-vehicle systems
Kontron: COM Express Type 6 module with 8th Gen Intel Core/ Xeon E processors
Kontron: XMC mezzanine card features 1.2TFlop GPGPU from AMD
Kontron and CarlisleIT announce strategic partnership for inflight WiFi and connectivity
Kontron: secure wireless and network router for airlines and business jet operators
RECAB partners with Kontron on 3U VPX Secure Information Gateway
Kontron and NXP collaborate on edge computing for the IIoT
Kontron: new embedded server ZINC CUBE C232 at embedded world 2018
Kontron brings AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors to COM Express and Mini-ITX
Kontron: KBox A-250 with pITX-2.5
Kontron: new DIN Rail industrial computer series KBox A-15x

Keysight's Joachim Peerlings talks about the new UXR series Oscilloscope

In this video Keysight's Joachim Peerlings talks about the new UXR series Oscilloscope with Alix Paultre at their launch event in Munich. The Infiniium UXR-Series of oscilloscopes has models rangi...


BrainChip explains their new Neuromorphic System-on-Chip

In this video, Bob Beachler of BrainChip talks to Alix Paultre about their latest single-chip neural network technology.  Spiking neural networks (SNNs) are inherently lower power than traditiona...


Vincotech – EMPOWERING YOUR IDEAS

In this video the Vincotech team walks us through the most important topics displayed on their booth at PCIM Europe 2018. It also explains why Vincotech is First in SiC Modules. Being very flexible in...


Microchip talks about their latest secure microcontroller

Microchip's new SAM L10 and SAM L11 families of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) address the growing need for security in Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints by protecting against the increasing the ...


E-Mail Newsletters

nlsc240

Our 3 E-Mail Newsletters: EETimes/EDN Europe, Embedded News and Power Electronics News inform about the latest news in technology and products, as well as technical know-how like white papers, webinars, articles, etc.


B & S / ECE Magazine

- latest issue is online now -

June 2018

Content Highlights

Cover Story

The challanges of IoT security and how to harden the edge

Download now