Gogo selects modem manager for 2Ku


April 4, 2017 – Embedded computing technology and IFEC avionics supplier, Kontron, has announced that Gogo will deploy its next-generation MODMAN (Modem Manager) unit  in its 2Ku IFC system in both retrofit and OEM line-fit programs.

MODMAN is based on the Taurus Ku-band modem from Gilat Satellite Networks and utilizes the technologies from the Kontron ACE Flight server range, which includes processor and Ethernet Switch building blocks. The MODMAN will support simultaneous inflight Internet connectivity and IPTV to users of the Gogo 2Ku system.

This is not Kontron’s first collaboration with Gogo, as they worked together on the first air-to-ground deployments in the US. “Gogo is constantly looking to innovate throughout the entire ecosystem of our network solutions, including the hardware,” said Anand Chari, chief technology officer at Gogo.

The MODMAN leverages the standard product features of Kontron’s ACE Flight 4780 server and is compliant to the ARINC 791 standard, which covers airborne Ku-band and Ka-band SATCOM systems. Conformance to ARINC 791 combined with the ACE Flight open architecture platform, means that Kontron can easily adapt the MODMAN product to other installations and a range of modem solutions.

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