Gore, Kontron work to increase Wi-Fi speed in-flight

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) and Kontron said they are working together to successfully meet the demands for quick and easy access to in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and for faster data transmission over longer distances.

GORE® Ethernet cables are engineered for the increasing data demands of modern airborne digital networks. These cables coupled with Kontron´s embedded computing avionic systems deliver reliable signal integrity for high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits over longer distances.

The lightweight construction and smaller gauge size of GORE® Ethernet Cables in Kontron´s system architecture also help to reduce weight on aircraft.

GORE® Ethernet Cables connected to Kontron´s hardware will be on display at APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) Expo in Portland, Oregon on September 28 through October 1, Booth 328.

Gore is well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric. Its portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than USD3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world.

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world´s embedded computing platforms.