Kontron's inflight connectivty system selected by Gogo

5th April 2017
Source: Kontron AG
Posted By : Lanna Cooper

Kontron has announced that Gogo will deploy Kontron's next gen MODMAN (Modem Manager) unit in its 2Ku IFC system in both retro-fit and OEM line fit programmes.

The Kontron MODMAN is based on the Taurus Ku-band modem from Gilat Satellite Networks and utilises the advanced technologies from the Kontron ACE Flight server family of products, which include processor and Ethernet Switch building blocks. The MODMAN will support simultaneous inflight internet connectivity and IPTV to users of the Gogo 2Ku system.

"The selection of the Kontron MODMAN for the Gogo 2Ku IFC system is a significant milestone for us," said Andy Mason, Vice President Technology at Kontron America. "The Kontron team has a long history of collaboration with Gogo, going back to the first air-to-ground deployments in the US. Kontron's global footprint allows us to fully support the Gogo 2Ku system and its worldwide customers."

"Gogo is constantly looking to innovate throughout the entire ecosystem of our network solutions including the hardware," said Anand Chari, Chief Technology Officer at Gogo. "Kontron has been a great partner in helping us continue to improve on our already industry leading technologies."

The Kontron MODMAN leverages the standard product features of the company's ACE Flight 4780 server and is compliant to the ARINC 791 standard, which covers airborne Ku-band & Ka-band SATCOM systems. Conformance to ARINC 791 combined with the ACE Flight open architecture platform, means that Kontron can easily adapt the MODMAN product to other installations and a diverse range of modem solutions.

Kontron will demonstrate its complete line of avionics products at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017 held in Hamburg, Germany April 4th to 6th 2017 in the Kontron Booth #D50, Hall B2.

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