Wireless networking

January 29, 2007 - 9:47am

Securaplane Technologies and Luminator have signed an agreement to offer a wireless cabin LED lighting system for use in business aircraft and airliners.

The companies expect to capitalize on the growing popularity of the so-called “mood lighting” that allows a change in cabin ambiance through a wireless controller for the shifting of colors and lighting intensity.

January 29, 2007 - 9:01am

Although the use of in-cabin wireless networking has grown rapidly since the 1999 release of the IEEE 802.11b Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) standard, wireless networking in the hangar to support maintenance functions has been slow to catch on, mainly for cultural and regulatory reasons.

November 9, 2006 - 5:15am

AirCell displayed the newly certified wireless function of its Axxess flagship satcom system at last month’s NBAA Convention. Axxess was certified in April and hardware already exists in systems currently in service to allow a field software upgrade that will activate the wireless function mode.

November 8, 2006 - 6:55am

AirCell (Both No. 2085) is displaying the newly certified wireless function of its Axxess flagship satcom system. Axxess was certified in April and hardware already exists in systems in service that will allow a software field upgrade that will activate the wireless function mode.

November 8, 2006 - 4:54am

Blue Sky Network of La Jolla, Calif., has launched a wireless airborne router extending access to its satcom data or for surfing the Internet. The unit manages not only secure wireless standards but also wired Ethernet via its built-in, four-port duplex hub. The wireless airborne router supports features for multiple cabin passengers–ranging from mapping to multi-player games–and pilots, who can exchange files with electronic flight bags.

November 8, 2006 - 4:45am

AirCell displayed at the NBAA Convention the newly certified wireless function of its Axxess satcom system for business jets. With the wireless function enabled, Axxess provides an 802.11bg wireless hotspot aboard the airplane.

November 1, 2006 - 8:57am

Boeing has selected Broadbeam, a New Jersey-based mobile communication specialist, to develop wireless electronic flight bag (EFB) technology for airlines.

 
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