Lufthansa Systems has used Kontron’s Cab-n-Connect A100 cabin wireless access point (CWAP) as the wireless connectivity platform for its innovative testbed on Lufthansa’s FlyingLab flight, from Munich to LAX (LH 452).

FlyingLab flights give passengers the ability to test and familiarise themselves first-hand with the latest technologies and services being developed for use on-board airlines.

Kontron’s Cab-n-Connect A100 CWAP features the 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol that substantially increases bandwidth efficiency for next-generation HD video on the aircraft. It allows both the client device and access point to seamlessly work together to provide an optimised communication path for faster data transmission.

The Cab-n-Connect A100 also provides best-in-class network security based on its WiNG 5 operating system and AirDefense software. There are a number of software and security threats for devices that use airline cabin Wi-Fi. These include client-to-client data theft, client-to-server data theft, unauthorised system access and denial of service attacks. The AirDefense software, working in conjunction with the WiNG operating system on the Cab-n-Connect A100, provides a multi-layered security suite with proactive monitoring and threat prevention. The specific security features provided consist of rogue detection, intrusion prevention, active countermeasures and forensic analysis.

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