Astronics

THE EDGE CABIN NETWORK PLATFORM

A Scalable Architecture

A Nimble, Scalable Alternative Architecture

The Edge is an installed full-cabin network IFE platform that can scale to accommodate installations on RJs, single aisle, or long range aircraft.

The Edge system does not require a headend server as the multi-core application processor and 802.11ax access point are co-resident in a crown-mounted LRU. It satisfies Aircraft I/O by connecting a small flange mount box in the EE-Bay and content can load wirelessly or via a large format SSD content loader. The Edge offers a redundant system that can install in an overnight. You can add applications to the Edge via virtual machines or containers.

AVAILABLE Q2 2020

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Edge modularity

Modularity

Distributed architecture allows platform to be flexible for any number of devices

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Security

Building blocks can be configured for redundancy, high availability, and distributed computing.

Decentralized design is more secure

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Cost Effective

System installed in an overnight

No rack space required

Elimination of ARINC 600 architecture

A Platform Built for Your Needs

The Edge is a solution that surpasses non-decentralized systems as it is scalable, modular, and more secure. It requires lower power CPUs and it puts the processing power where it belongs.

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Platform Installation

The Edge is designed with a simple, overnight installation in mind.

  • No rack space required
  • With the elimination of a 4 MCU server, only a Small Flange Mount Box (AIO) is needed in the EEBay
  • Elimination of ARINC 600 Architecture
  • SmartWAP is installed above ceiling panels, just like a CWAPModularityDistributed
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