HAMBURG, Germany, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- (AIX, Booth #2C50) – Telefonix PDT, the aerospace team within Telefonix®, Inc. that is responsible for developing and manufacturing hardware solutions for the Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) market, announced today that it has signed a deal to complete the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Summit™ line of Hardware, which includes its Cabin Pinnacle™ General Purpose Server, Cabin Edge™ Onboard Content Loader, and Cabin ACe™ 802.11AC Wireless Access Point (WAP).
The STC will be wholly owned by Telefonix, Inc., will be applicable to Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft, and will include the already mentioned Summit™ products, plus a complete aircraft installation kit. This installation kit will include installation trays, cabling, antennas and control panels. To act as the STC applicant and designer of the installation kit, Telefonix PDT has selected Astronics Armstrong Aerospace (http://www.armstrongaerospace.com). Astronics Armstrong has completed a number of B737 STCs, which will greatly shorten the certification time. Telefonix PDT is extremely excited by the rapid progress it has made in bringing these new products to market. The Summit™ line of IFEC hardware products represents the latest wireless protocols and processor/chipsets available. This announcement comes one year from the initial launch of the product line, which was announced at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg last year. This rapid advancement is exactly what is needed to support the quickly emerging BYOD market. Alan Manns, Director of Business Development at Telefonix PDT says, "Receiving an STC and PMA for these products will mark a major milestone and will enable the adoption of next generation features for our customers' IFEC applications."
System Flexibility leads to Enhanced Customer Experience
Telefonix PDT Summit™ products are "agnostic" in that they interface with different IFEC systems, including air-to-ground, satellite connectivity systems, or traditional wireless Audio / Video on Demand (AVOD) entertainment systems. With today's announcement, Telefonix PDT is presenting new opportunities to the marketplace by operating as a true partner to all IFEC providers, including small and mid-size providers who may not have the resources to act as a prime contractor.
For more information on Telefonix PDT inflight entertainment and connectivity equipment, visit the company online at: www.telefonixpdt.com, or stop by and meet with the Telefonix PDT team at AIX 2016 this week at Booth #2C50.
About Telefonix PDT
Telefonix, Inc is a design, manufacturing and management company with more than 25 years of experience in highly regulated industries. Telefonix was founded on the strength of its retractable cabling technology, but with over 60 patents issued to date, the company has become a leader in technology development and execution for complex mechanical and electrical assemblies. In 2013, the Telefonix PDT team was created within the company to focus exclusively on product solutions for the aviation marketplace, offering a full suite of design services that leverage the Telefonix aerospace and manufacturing experience and the breadth of PDT's extensive design consultancy experience. By understanding the complex relationship between design and lifecycle management, Telefonix PDT excels at delivering aerospace products today that can be supported and upgraded tomorrow. Telefonix, Inc. is headquartered in Waukegan, IL and is an AS9100, ISO9000, and ISO 14000 certified manufacturer. www.telefonixpdt.com
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