As the 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 and Kontron – a global manufacturer of embedded computer modules, boards and systems – are working together to successfully meet these growing demands.

GORE® 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® Ethernet Cables in Kontron’s system architecture also help to reduce weight on aircraft. Adrian Milne, Global Product Manager with Gore, 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 provide an optimal interconnect solution for our high data rate systems.”

GORE® Ethernet Cables connected to Kontron’s hardware will be on display at APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association)Expo in Portland, Oregon on September 28 through October 1, Booth 328. For more information about GORE® Aerospace Cables, visit, or contact a Gore applications specialist at