New Product Enables Wireless Device Charging On Aircraft
EAST AURORA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 9, 2018--
Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), a leading provider of advanced
technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor
industries, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Astronics
Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), is introducing a wireless
charging module (WCM) to enable
passengers to charge the latest personal electronic devices (PEDs)
wirelessly while on board an aircraft.
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Optimized for aircraft, this innovative product provides safe, fast,
wireless charging for devices, such as smartphones. The WCM easily
integrates into the cabin environment with placement options in
passenger seats, furniture or galleys, and provides an industry-leading
output of up to 15W in support of quick charging enabled devices.
Through innovative technology, Astronics’ design ensures a wide
placement radius for the PED to receive the charge, making it
Mike Hettich, Vice President of Cabin Electronics at Astronics AES,
commented, “Over 70 models of smartphones are now enabled with Qi
wireless charging. As airline passengers carry these devices on board,
wireless charging will be an expected amenity. Providing passengers with
this cable-free convenience will create a positive experience and help
airlines cultivate a loyal customer base. Astronics envisions the WCM as
an additional method of charging PEDs along with the existing EmPower®
products. It’s one more convenient option for airlines to consider when
making decisions to support their passengers’ power requests.”
For more than 20 years, Astronics has developed and delivered
intelligent power management systems to the world’s aerospace industry.
With more than one million outlet units delivered, the patented EmPower®
in-seat power system is currently in service with over 230 airlines.
Located in Kirkland, Washington, Astronics AES is an industry-leading
manufacturer of aircraft electrical power systems, including power
generation and distribution. For more details on aircraft electrical
power, visit Astronics.com.
ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION
Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace,
defense and semiconductor industries with proven, innovative technology
solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its
array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors and test
technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has
delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional
responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military
branches, completion centers and Fortune 500 companies rely on the
collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.
For more information on Astronics and its solutions, visit Astronics.com.
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