Telefonix Selected By Gogo To Develop The ACPU-2 Advanced Airborne Server – Apr 10, 2014– Waukegan, USA (Techreleased) – Telefonix, Inc, a design, manufacturing and management company, announces today that is has been selected by Gogo, Inc. (Itasca, Illinois) to develop the ACPU-2 for Gogo’s connectivity service. Gogo is the preeminent provider of airborne connectivity solutions enabling airline passengers to stay connected.
The ACPU-2 includes all the original interfaces of the original ACPU, and is designed to plug & play in the same aircraft tray and with the same interface cabling as the original ACPU.
New ACPU-2 features include advanced processing capabilities offered by dual– Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i7 quad core processors, ARINC 429, expanded Gigabit Ethernet ports supported by a Layer 2/3 Gigabit Ethernet switch, avionic discretes, onboard WiFi radio, GSM Terrestrial modem, and extended onboard multi-Terabyte SSD mass storage capability.
Other enhancements were included as part of the learning curve afforded by Gogo’s experience with over 2,000 ACPU aircraft installations. Some of these enhancements include a persistent E ink type display to show the software revision to maintenance personnel even when the power is removed from the unit. The ACPU-2 also includes an autonomous microcontroller to monitor the health state of the internal processor cards.
Pat Walsh, Sr. Vice President of Engineering at Gogo, states, “In our search for a company to develop and manufacture the ACPU-2, we focused on companies that not only offered a history of developing airborne certified hardware, but companies that could offer real design innovation and an eagerness to do whatever it takes to meet our mutual goals. We felt we got the best of both worlds with our selection of Telefonix.”
Michael Kuehn, Telefonix, Inc. President underlines the faith that Gogo has placed in Telefonix to develop the ACPU-2 as a cornerstone of their ABS system offering. “Telefonix is extremely happy and proud to have been selected by Gogo for the ACPU-2 program. It underscores Gogo’s confidence in our capabilities and our commitment to this important program and to meeting the expectations of Gogo’s customers going forward.” Currently, the ACPU-2 is in the final stages of its DO-160G qualification program, in preparation for early Q2 deliveries to Gogo. Michael Kuehn adds, “Our development team has worked jointly with Gogo’s engineers and are on schedule to meet Gogo’s development and installation schedule. We look forward to a very successful launch of the ACPU-2.”
Telefonix will be exhibiting at the Aircraft Interiors Expo April 8-10, 2014 in Hamburg, Germany at Booth 6C43.