Astronics receives STC from Transport Canada for “Edge” cabin network platform

Astronics Corporation has received the supplemental type certificate (STC) for its latest cabin network platform, branded as “The Edge™”.

The Edge offers airlines, IFE suppliers, MRO’s and system integrators an extremely cost-effective platform for full-featured in-flight entertainment (IFE) with reduced time to market. The Edge takes advantage of a distributed network architecture that utilizes Smart WAPs. The solution combines an industry-first Wi-Fi6 wireless access point and server functionality as compute nodes that minimize installation wiring and provide a redundant and fault tolerant system.

LiFE in the Air has partnered with Astronics to use The Edge to host LiFE in the Air’s digital inflight solution. The Edge system is designed to be installed overnight with installation certifications owned by Astronics and reusable for future airline customers. Through this collaboration, LiFE in the Air is offering trial and demos to airlines.

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