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.