Global Eagle Selects Kontron ACE Flight(TM) 4608 Server as Next-Generation Platform

11 APRIL 2018

Kontron's latest Airborne Server used to support Connectivity and Wireless IFE applications

Kontron, a leading global provider of embedded computing inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFE&C) equipment, today announced the selection of the company’s ACE Flight(TM) 4608 server by Global Eagle Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT). Starting in 2018, Global Eagle will deploy the ACE Flight(TM) 4608 as a key component of its next-generation Airconnect(TM) system, which provides high-speed KU Band connectivity services to airline customers throughout the world. Airconnect supports delivery of Internet connectivity, IPTV and wireless IFE services to passengers and crew, while the ACE Flight(TM) 4608 acts as the Server Management Unit (SMU) in the Global Eagle system.

The ACE Flight(TM) 4608 Server is the latest airborne server product offering from Kontron. Its 8-core Intel® Xeon® processor D-1539 with 32GB RAM delivers data center-grade performance. Other server features include L3 managed Gigabit Ethernet switching, dual 4G modems with worldwide coverage, and an advanced cooling design that maximizes reliability. The ACE Flight(TM) 4608 was launched in 2017 and has already been installed on more than 100 aircraft.

Kontron will showcase the ACE Flight(TM) 1600 and company’s complete product line for the commercial aviation market at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, April 10-12, in Kontron’s booth #E24, Hall 2.

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