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Gore and Kontron Collaborate to Meet Passenger Demands for Faster Access to In-flight Entertainment on Civil Aircraft

Macrovision, Inc.
GORE® Ethernet Cat6A Cable  Photo: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
GORE® Ethernet Cat6A Cable Photo: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

LANDENBERG, PA, July 7, 2016 — As passenger demand for quick and easy access to in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) increases, aircraft IFEC systems need to provide faster data transmission over longer distances. W. L Gore & Associates (Gore) and Kontron, a global manufacturer of embedded computer modules, boards and systems, are working together to successfully meet these growing demands.

GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables are engineered for the increasing data demands of modern airborne digital networks. These cables coupled with Kontron’s embedded computing avionic systems deliver reliable signal integrity for high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits over longer distances. The lightweight construction and smaller gauge size of GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables in Kontron’s system architecture also help to reduce weight on aircraft. Adrian Milne, Global Product Manager says, “Our goal is to provide Kontron with interconnects that are lighter, smaller, and more efficient to help their leading-edge connectivity systems perform at the optimum level.”

RJ McLaren, Kontron Avionics Product Manager added, “Ecosystem collaboration is critical when developing next-generation solutions, and Gore’s innovative materials expertise provides an optimal interconnect solution for our high data rate systems.”

GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables will be on display at Farnborough International Airshow in London on 11-17 July 2016, Hall 1, Stand B111. For more information, visit, or contact Gail Smith-Berry at to request an appointment to speak to a Gore specialist during the airshow.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at

About Kontron

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology. Learn more at

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Source: Macrovision, Inc.