Kontron receives FAA PMA on its next-generation ACE Flight 600 airborne server

Kontron receives FAA PMA on its next-generation ACE Flight 600 airborne server

PMA assures customers that safety and standards regulations are met for commercial aviation installations worldwide

Poway/Anaheim, CA, September 9, 2013 – Kontron today announced that it has received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) on the company’s next-generation ACE Flight 600 general purpose airborne server. This milestone signifies that the airborne server meets the high safety and regulatory standards required for commercial aviation, and is suitable for aircraft installations worldwide. In addition to the ACE Flight 600, Kontron has already received FAA PMA approval for a range of avionics standard products, including the Kontron Cab-N-Connect wireless access point. Kontron is showcasing its ACE Flight 600 airborne server, and its complete line of system solutions for the wireless IFE and connectivity market in its booth (#742) at the APEX/IFSA Expo in Anaheim, California.

"The third generation Kontron ACE Flight 600 airborne server delivers a flexible application-ready platform that meets specific aircraft requirements for both processing and high-speed networking," said Alan Manns, Business Development Manager, Commercial Avionics Products Group at Kontron. "Based on feedback from our global customers, we have designed new features into the server that are essential in meeting airline operational needs."

Qualified to DO-160F, the Kontron ACE Flight 600 Server is based on modular building blocks, which support the insertion of new technologies soon after they become available. Since Kontron is a worldwide leader in embedded computer board-level products, the company is uniquely positioned to design and manufacture the CPU processor and Ethernet switch modules used in the server. This vertical integration capability gives the Kontron ACE Flight 600 a distinct advantage over competing airborne server products.

For more information on the Kontron ACE Flight 600 and the company’s full line of commercial avionics IFE and connectivity solutions, please visit: http://us.kontron.com/industries/commercial+avionics/

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About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 44% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/

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Kontron
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SAMS Network
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michael.hennen@sams-network.com

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