Rockwell Collins selects Cobalt media server


November 16, 2015 – Embedded computing specialist, Kontron, has announced that Rockwell Collins has selected the company’s Cobalt 904 as the media server that will host its new Stage content service, and it will also be integrated with its Venue cabin management and entertainment system.

According to Kontron, the server is powered by its COM Express (COMe) Type 6 computer-on-module that delivers Intel Dual Core i5 performance and a specialized carrier board assembly. This platform provides not only airborne applications such as HD video streaming, but also enhanced connectivity for crew services or fast content updates via the system’s high-speed USB 3.0 data transfer capabilities.

“As an Open Certified Platform, we designed the Cobalt 904 Avionics Server to help accelerate our customer’s time-to-market using the latest in embedded technology”, said Jim Vandesteeg, avionics business line manager at Kontron.

Certification to the DO-160G avionics standard for the server is underway and Kontron anticipates it will be complete in early 2016.

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