07.06.23 / Cabin and cockpit connectivity

Kontron Supports Eclipse Global Connectivity’s Aero+ Platform

Compatible with all the Kontron servers for aviation, Aero+ is a powerful software platform allowing the customer to enhance, secure and customize its on-board connectivity capabilities.

Paris & Linz, Austria June 7th 2023.

Eclipse and Kontron have developed a synergy allowing the two organizations to offer a unique, complete, and cutting-edge onboard network management solution, which several operators already use.

In addition to the commercial aviation market, this partnership allows Kontron to embed its products in Defense and Governmental programs. The close relationship means Eclipse Global Connectivity can rely on the powerful and robust hardware provided by Kontron.

“Our goal with Aero+ is to offer a reliable, smooth, and easy-to-operate tool to improve the on-board connectivity experience. Kontron’s robust, versatile and feature-rich equipment is ideal for these requirements. And the fact that our software is compatible with the broad range of Kontron servers helps us offer our clients a bespoke solution based on their specific needs while also maintaining their budget,” said Marc Pinault, CEO of Eclipse Global Connectivity.

Aero+ is primarily installed on Kontron’s ACE Flight 1600 Avionics Gateway Router but can also be implemented on a range of Kontron’s connectivity avionics, including the ACE Flight 905 Compact Airborne Cabin Server.

“The capabilities Aero+ offers enable an important entry into the defense market for Kontron’s versatile connectivity servers and routers. Our close relationship with Eclipse Global Connectivity gives users from all markets the ability to secure and control their airborne networks,” says Robert Courteau, EVP Kontron Canada.

Aero+ is a software platform developed by Eclipse Global Connectivity for commercial, business and defense aviation, and can be customized to fit the operator’s needs. It offers a wide range of services, such as:

– On-board bandwidth allocation, prioritization, securitization, and monitoring
– Voice over IP(VoIP)
– SATCOM channel bonding
– Payment portal for passengers internet access

Kontron Avionics solutions are designed to provide enterprise-class security and connectivity to and throughout the aircraft. Consolidating wireless connectivity, switching, routing, and security, means airlines, business jet operators and service providers can economically deliver new applications and services to the aircraft with-in a single securely connected platform. Kontron’s products provide high density and reliability, are exceptionally robust, and available long-term.

About Eclipse Global Connectivity
Eclipse Global Connectivity is an airborne-connectivity system-integration expert.
Decades of experience and a rigorous understanding of satellite communications (SATCOM) infrastructure and the aircraft ecosystem ensure the delivery of innovative communication solutions.

Government, military, business, and commercial aircraft operators rely on Eclipse and engineering division Eclipse Technics for solutions that help them accomplish operational and business goals.

Operators trust the company for its full range of services including engineering and system design, SATCOM hardware, innovative software applications, satellite airtime, Supplemental Type Certificates and installation kits, and operational support.

Established in 1996, with its headquarters in the Paris, France area, Eclipse offers flexible, bespoke solutions that meet requirements, are certified and maintain safety. Visit www.eclipseglobalconnectivity.com to learn more.

About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT). Kontron offers individual solutions in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 through a combined portfolio of hardware, software and services. With its standard and customized products based on highly reliable state-of-the-art technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a wide variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, lower total cost of ownership, extended product lifecycles and the best fully integrated applications.
For more information, please visit www.kontron.com.

Media contacts

Eclipse Global Connectivity/Eclipse Technics
Sylvain Thomas
+33 (0)1 56 34 27 19 ● +33 (0)6 48 50 71 89

Kontron Europe GmbH
Eleonore Arlart
+49 (0)821 4086 274