AP Avionx, which provides critical system components to enable in-flight broadband services, has launched a new 802.11n cabin wireless access point called Cab-n-Connect.

The solution "takes advantage of the recently adopted IEEE 802.11n specification, which increases maximum throughput to wireless clients from 54mbps to over 300mbps", says AP Avionx.

"Based on Motorola's award-winning AP-7131 enterprise class access point, Cab-n-Connect provides secure wireless connectivity for commercial airlines and general aviation. The unit supports simultaneous dual radio operation (2.4GHz and 5GHz), is compliant to the I/O requirements of ARINC 763, and can operate in the cabin wireless LAN or terminal wireless LAN modes."

The product has been tested on a widebody aircraft cabin environment, where it simultaneously streamed video to over a hundred client laptops.

AP Avionx is showcasing its offering at the annual World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Palm Springs, California.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news