Kontron’s Cab-n-Connect Wireless Access Point Selected by Row 44 for its high-speed Wi-Fi installations

Kontron’s Cab-n-Connect Wireless Access Point Selected by Row 44 for its high-speed Wi-Fi installations

Kontron avionics solutions enable in-flight connectivity and Wireless IFE providers to improve the passenger experience

Poway/Anaheim, CA, September 9, 2013 –Kontron announced today that its Cab-n-Connect™ Wireless Access Point (CWAP) has been selected by Row 44 for its high-speed Wi-Fi installations. Row 44, a subsidiary of Global Eagle Entertainment (Nasdaq: ENT), is a leading provider of in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and device-based entertainment content for airlines around the world. Kontron is showcasing the Cab-n-Connect CWAP and its complete line of hardware solutions for commercial aviation connectivity and entertainment in its booth (#742) at the APEX/IFSA Expo in Anaheim, California.

"Kontron is already the exclusive provider of Server Management Units (SMUs) and the Modem Data Units (MDUs) to Row 44 for its In-Flight Broadband System deployments with its customers, including Southwest Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Mango Airlines," said Andy Mason, Commercial Avionics Business Line Manager at Kontron. "Cab-n-Connect is specifically designed to satisfy the increased connectivity expectations of today’s passengers while also meeting strict size, weight and cost restrictions of commercial airlines and we are happy to be providing this exciting technology to Row 44’s customers as well."

"Row 44 has found an excellent technology partner in Kontron. We selected the Cab-n-Connect CWAP for its connectivity performance and reliability," said Jim Costello, Vice President, Engineering at Row 44. "Our high-speed Wi-Fi equipment is the optimum solution for our customers around the world because Row 44 provides the only device-based service that operates over land and water to keep passengers entertained and connected."

With a proven history of engineering critical systems that operate in difficult environments, Kontron is uniquely qualified to fulfill the full breadth of connectivity and entertainment content delivery challenges in commercial aviation. Leveraging its extensive experience in the design of airborne servers, wireless networks and ruggedized hardware platforms, Kontron enables IFE solution providers to continue to improve the passenger experience. For more information on the Kontron Cab-n-Connect and the company’s full line of commercial avionics 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/

About Row 44, Inc.
Row 44, Inc., a subsidiary of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., is a satellite-based in-flight WiFi and entertainment content provider for commercial airlines. Row 44 enables airlines worldwide to provide their travelers with high-speed Internet connectivity, access to world-class entertainment content, including live television and streaming Video-On-Demand, and local activities that can be booked en route, all streamed directly to their WiFi-enabled devices. Row 44, through their airline partners, has a fleet of 500 high-speed WiFi-enabled planes that operate over land and sea. The Row 44 platform uses Ku-band satellite technology for connectivity to deliver airline passengers a quality travel experience, and airlines incremental revenue and growth opportunities. To learn more, please visit www.row44.com.

About Global Eagle Entertainment
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is the only full service platform offering both content and connectivity for the worldwide airline industry. Through its combined content, distribution and technology platforms, Global Eagle provides airlines and the millions of travelers they serve with the industry’s most complete offering of in-flight video content, e-commerce and information services. Through its Row 44 subsidiary, Global Eagle utilizes Ku-band satellite technology to provide airline passengers with Internet access, live television, shopping and travel-related information. Currently installed on 500 aircraft, Row 44 has the largest fleet of connected entertainment platforms operating over land and sea globally. In addition, through its AIA division, Global Eagle provides film and television content, games and applications to more than 130 airlines worldwide. Global Eagle is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and maintains offices and support personnel around the world. Find out more at www.globaleagleent.com.


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Kontron
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SAMS Network
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