Satcom router offers higher speeds and 4G LTE growth

April 30, 2015

A new aircraft router from Honeywell offers higher Wi-Fi speed potential and growth to 4G LTE on-ground capability, among other benefits to both passengers and crew.

The CNX-250 Cabin Gateway is a multi-port network router that acts as the communications hub for all aircraft data links, enhancing the performance of both Honeywell's current Aspire 200 and MCS Series SwiftBroadband and the forthcoming JetWave Ka-band Satcom systems.

Because of the stronger Wi-Fi signal inside the aircraft, passengers will immediately gain faster data transfer rates. In addition, using the wired gigabyte Ethernet port capability, passengers and crew can gain even higher speeds for certain devices.

Another advantage of the CNX-250 over its CNX-200 predecessor is "smart routing" to obtain the best available network through the system's multi-WAN (Wide Area Network) capability.

While on the ground, the upgraded router give passengers the same 3G/4G service they currently enjoy with their cell phones and this will transition to the latest 4G LTE when available.

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