Human Machine Interface

Kontron launches all-in-one portable Cab-n-Connect P100 wireless streaming platform


ontron has launched its portable Cab-n-Connect(TM) P100 wireless streaming platform for the commercial avionics industry. Providing a complete, flexible and

robust solution, the P100 system supports both low-end or high-end processor solutions, various storage options, and integrated wireless technology including dual 802.11ac/abgn radios that support 100 streaming client devices, a 4G LTE Advanced Pro cellular modem and an ADS-B wireless receiver. This entry-level platform provides many of the features

and performance levels found in fixed IFE equipment, but without the need for a separate STC thereby eliminating additional costs and time for installation. Adding the P100 portable open platform into Kontron's comprehensive avionics product portfolio provides customers with a full range of IFE&C options enabling airlines to uniquely tailor an individual aircraft's in-flight entertainment needs with the right equipment. The portable Cab-n-Connect(TM) P100 system is a

small, light-weight platform that features dual hot- swappable batteries that offer up to 12 hours of video streaming along with an optional power and mounting kit. The optional power kit supports aircraft power to the system, which allows the P100 to operate while

charging the batteries. With up to 8 terabytes (TB) of onboard storage, the P100 delivers almost unlimited capacity to add engaging content. In addition, the system's removable storage device (RSSD) allows for quick content updates. The operating system in the Cab-n-Connect(TM) P100

supports Docker Applications and Virtual Machines to further simplify IFE content management system integration. The unit is designed with an intuitive interface enabling maintenance teams to easily manage the system, and it also provides status information via an OLED display. The platform's onboard wireless ADS-B receiver is capable of receiving aircraft information without being directly hooked up to the aircraft, and can support applications such as Moving Map. Kontron's ongoing strategy is to support partners

and airline customers with critical system components that meet the connected aircraft wireless and network backbone requirements. With this commitment, Kontron has built a strong reputation for providing reliable open system platforms that help accelerate development for quick time-to-market at the lowest cost of deployment. There are currently more than 4,000 commercial aircraft and business jets operating

Phoenix Contact now offers operation terminals for harsh ambient conditions


ased on the new generation of Intel Atom x7-E3950 processors and featuring a high-end design,

the terminals have been specifically developed for the target markets of logistics as well as agricultural and construction machinery. The devices are characterised by their particularly compact and robust design, ensuring that they will function reliably even in the harshest environments. In the IP66 protection class, users can opt for a full- fledged industrial PC with a 10inch to 15inch heavy-duty touch display with resistive or PCAP touch technology. The displays can even be read in direct sunlight. Four freely configurable function keys also simplify integration into existing customer applications. The device can therefore also be used in harsh industrial environments over several years as an operator interface on vehicles or in machine-oriented applications. Furthermore, the operation terminals are characterised by their wide range

power supply unit (9 - 60 V DC), flexible WLAN or Bluetooth connection, and use in extreme temperature ranges from -30°C to +60°C. Other features,

worldwide with Kontron equipment on board. Kontron has FAA, EASA, CAAC certified equipment and STCs with deployments all over the world.

Manchester airports select new Rohde & Schwarz security scanners


ew R&S QPS201 security scanners have been selected by MAG (Manchester Airports Group) for its

Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports. Thanks to their fast scan cycle and open architecture, the scanners will assist in enhancing the passenger experience and future-proof security operations at MAG airports Rohde & Schwarz has secured a five

year Framework Agreement with MAG to supply the latest generation of R&S QPS201 security scanners to Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports. MAG is the UK’s largest airport group, welcoming over 60 million passengers every year to its three airports. The contract will commence with an initial six scanners at London Stansted Airport from April 2019, as the airport prepares to welcome passengers over the busy Easter and summer periods. It is expected up to 100 R&S QPS201 security scanners will be deployed across the three airports over the next five years. “At MAG, our emphasis is on providing a

such as user recognition via RFID, an integrated UPS for uninterrupted operation even if the forklift truck battery is replaced, and an LTE/GPS module are also available.

positive experience for all passengers that visit our airports,” says David Quayle, Manchester transformation programme terminal design and operations lead, Manchester Airports Group. “With this in mind, we selected the R&S QPS201 for its open architecture design and scanning efficiency. We concluded that Rohde & Schwarz will be a responsive and professional partner, and that their product will assist our security operations.”

Frank Mackel, VP Europe at Rohde &

Schwarz comments, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with MAG. The new scanners aim to put passengers at ease, featuring a more relaxed pose position, a more open design and a faster scan time. The new scanners also benefit security staff, giving them greater visual access to passengers. With this package of benefits, we hope more airports can benefit from the QPS201 to help them further increase the flow of passengers passing through their security channels.” Components in Electronics May 2019 43

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