Astronics introduces USB Type-C in-seat power system

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), is expanding its existing EmPower® System product line with a new USB Type-C In-Seat Power System, the company said.

The new system supports the emerging standard of USB Type-C charging for the newest generation of passenger electronic devices (PEDs).

The new EmPower system is comprised of an in-seat power system and passenger outlets. The in-seat power system supplies up to four aircraft seats with up to 60W of power through USB Type-C outlets. The new outlets are available in a standalone Type-C configuration or in a dual USB Type-C and USB Type-A configuration, which supports both legacy and current PEDs, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. A state-of-the-art topology delivers the most efficient, lightest weight and smallest form factor Type-C in-seat power system available on the market.

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