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Astronics introduces the first Wi-Fi 6E enabled cabin wireless access point
Monday, 13 June 2022

Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, today announced the introduction of CabinAXe, the industry's first Wi-Fi 6E enabled Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP). CabinAXe introduces unparalleled Wi-Fi performance, marking the first time a CWAP will utilize the recently adopted Wi-Fi 6E standard. Astronics has shipped over 16,000 previous generation CWAPs, and CabinAXe continues the evolution of Astronics' CWAP firsts by offering the industry's first tri-radio CWAP integrating Wi-Fi 6E.

Wi-Fi 6E makes use of up to 1.2GHz of unlicensed spectrum in the 6GHz band. This new authorization provides less congestion and larger channel widths for greater connectivity throughput.

Wi-Fi 6E benefits include:

-Supports new additions for future IoT applications: Includes future classes of personal electronic devices. Separately, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Zigbee radios provide low-powered sensing device hosting and support remote sensors and beacons.

-Backwards compatibility: Supports all previously released Wi-Fi bands and standards, compatible with ARINC 628 CWAP installations, certified for retrofit applications and ready for line fit applications. Also, it is compatible with other Summit Line components.

-Passenger experience improvements: Provides multi-gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and dynamically steers traffic for improved user experience. Provides higher capacity with support for up to 513 associated client devices per radio.

Contact details from our directory:
Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (CSC) Passenger Control Units, Inflight Entertainment, Certification Services
Related directory sectors:
Cabin Interiors