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Apr 9, 2014

Kontron and Vantrix redefine multiscreen video transcoding performance

Virtual appliance enables highly scalable Live and VoD transcoders

Apr 2, 2014

Kontron AG: Arbitration committee confirms validity of social plan

Eching near Munich, 02 April 2014 – Kontron AG announces that the arbitration committee established by the Labour Court in Munich confirmed that the local works council of Eching has no autho ...

Mar 25, 2014

Kontron AG meets guidance for financial year 2013

  • Focus on core ECT segment through planned sale of energy project business
  • Revenues from continued operations of EUR 445.3 million (EUR 526.5 million including energy project business)
  • Operating profit (EBIT) of continued operations before special items of EUR 4.6 million (EUR 6 million including energy project business)
  • “New Kontron” measures yield first results

Mar 20, 2014

Kontron AG sells stake in ubitronix and plans the sale of its RTSoft share

Eching near Munich, 20 March 2014 – Kontron AG, a leading global provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), has sold its stake in ubitronix system solutions GmbH. Kontron also plans to d ...

Mar 20, 2014

Adhoc: Kontron AG sells stake in ubitronix and plans the sale of its RTSoft share

Eching near Munich, 20 March 2014 – Kontron AG has sold its stake in ubitronix system solutions GmbH. Kontron also plans to dispose of its share in Affair 000 with its further Russian partici ...

Feb 26, 2014

Kontron taps to propel the Internet of Things/Internet of Customers business model

Jointly-developed proof-of-concepts utilize industry-leading platform, Salesforce1, to drive greater interactivity and user data value for OEM applications

Feb 26, 2014

Kontron‘s first SMARC Computer-on-Modules with an x86 processor

Brand new SMARC modules with Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 series facilitate mini-computers with extremely low-profile and high graphics performance

Feb 26, 2014

Kontron launches two COM Express® compact Computer-on-Module families with Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 and Intel® Celeron® processors N2900/J1900

High scalability of the Kontron COM Express® Computer-on-Modules portfolio offers the right module for any application

Feb 26, 2014

Kontron launches two new embedded motherboards with Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 series

Kontron low power boards excel in graphics and CPU performance while also offering enhanced security and middleware functions

Feb 19, 2014

Kontron to integrate OpenStack cloud management components with SYMKLOUD Series to kick-start Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) roadmap

Early client demand and SYMKLOUD opportunities for mobile, cable and cloud providers validates business model using OpenStack

Feb 12, 2014

Kontron and Vantrix significantly advance solutions to optimize and monetize mobile video

High density transcoding solution reduces costs and cloud-based Big Data platform offers new insights into video usage patterns

Jan 23, 2014

Kontron AG hires new Chief Operating Officer and Head of Group Sourcing

Eching near Munich, 23 January 2014 – Kontron AG, a leading global provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), has appointed Ulf Harring (47) as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will lead the n ...

Dec 5, 2013

Kontron AG: agreement reached on reconciliation of interests and social plan

  • Transfer of operations to Augsburg und Deggendorf agreed
  • All measures to be implemented by November 2014
  • Total volume of social plan for Kontron Europe GmbH to amount to 8,2 Mio. Euro

Dec 3, 2013

Changes in Kontron AG‘s Executive Board

Eching near Munich, December 03, 2013 – Andrea Bauer (47), Kontron AG’s Chief Financial Officer since September 16, 2013, will leave the company amicably and by mutual consent on December 31, 2013 ...

Nov 26, 2013

Kontron launches the new control cabinet IPC product family for automation

Kontron’s KBox family for industrial control and visualization delivers outstanding scalability

Nov 26, 2013

Kontron’s performance-per-watt champion for low-power class of CompactPCI® systems features Intel® Atom™ E3800 processors

Kontron CP3010-SA boosts the performance of the low-power class of CompactPCI® systems without exceeding thermal budgets

Nov 26, 2013

New Kontron industrial multi-touch monitor series extends scalability of panel PC portfolio

Kontron OmniView monitors offer multi-touch performance in a durable industrial design

Nov 26, 2013

Kontron launches broad COM Express® mini Computer-on-Module portfolio for entire range of embedded Intel® Atom™ E3800 and Intel® Celeron® processors

New Kontron COM Express® mini module family maximizes graphics and processing performance – even for extended temperature ranges from -40 up to +85°C

Nov 26, 2013

Kontron extends Mini-ITX portfolio with a motherboard featuring soldered 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors

Kontron launches long-term available KTQM87/mITX motherboard - a vibration- and shock-proof ‘mini powerhouse’ for harsh environments

Nov 26, 2013

Kontron COM Express® Computer-on-Modules extend usage model of 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors to rugged fanless options

New Kontron Computer-on-Modules are tailored for most robust and maintenance-free system designs in the high performance class of embedded systems

Nov 20, 2013

Kontron premieres medical motherboards in series production

Kontron´s medical motherboard is powered by the complete range of 3rd generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors to meet the diverse performance needs of medical applications

Nov 18, 2013

Kontron next-generation COBALT system gives OEMs additional I/O options to meet specific edge application requirements

Next-generation system offers dramatically enhanced processing capability, multiple advanced I/O features in a smaller highly rugged form factor

Nov 18, 2013

Kontron offers rapid shutdown circuitry in latest extended temp, high-performance COM Express® module

Designed for harsh environments, new COMs provide increased processing, graphics performance and advanced features at an improved performance/power ratio

Oct 24, 2013

Kontron AG reports results for the third quarter of 2013

  • Quarterly revenues of EUR 124 million
  • Operating profit (EBIT) before special items of EUR 1.4 million
  • Positive operating cash flow of EUR 4.8 million

Oct 22, 2013

Kontron extends distribution agreement with Arrow to include Communication Servers

Enhanced sales channel to improve penetration of high-availability Kontron telecom and cloud infrastructure COTS equipment in EMEA

Oct 8, 2013

Kontron announces Intel® Silvermont microarchitecture support on six new boards

The new Kontron System-on-Chip designs based on the new Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 product family will offer powerful x86 computing and graphic performance in a very small footprint

Sep 23, 2013

Kontron AG hires new Head for its Military, Avionic and Rail Business

Eching near Munich, 23. September 2013 – Kontron AG, a leading global provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), has appointed Eric Sivertson as new head of its business unit Military, Avionic ...

Sep 19, 2013

Kontron Pico-ITX™ motherboard with Ti Sitara™ 3874 boosts efficiency when developing rugged SFF appliances

Kontron‘s low-power embedded motherboard for the extended temperature range accelerates the development of ARM-based SFF designs

Sep 10, 2013

New 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch from Kontron enhances data throughput in network-centric OpenVPX applications

Kontron VX3920 switch achieves an enormous performance boost, reduced costs, and long-term system availability

Sep 9, 2013

Kontron is named preferred provider of Airborne Servers and CWAPs for Rockwell Collins’ Wireless IFE systems

Relationship expands as Kontron system solutions are proven to be de-facto standard for wireless IFE and connectivity deployments

Sep 9, 2013

Kontron’s Cab-n-Connect Wireless Access Point Selected by Row 44 for its high-speed Wi-Fi installations

Kontron avionics solutions enable in-flight connectivity and Wireless IFE providers to improve the passenger experience

Sep 9, 2013

Kontron receives FAA PMA on its next-generation ACE Flight 600 airborne server

PMA assures customers that safety and standards regulations are met for commercial aviation installations worldwide

Sep 5, 2013

Kontron to stage scalable cloud HEVC delivery and transcoding with Intel, Vanguard Video and Vantrix

Live IBC demonstration to make compelling case for video workloads in the cloud using standard hardware provisioned with OpenStack

Sep 4, 2013

Kontron and partner Vantrix at IDF to showcase live cloud demo in the Software Defined Infrastructure Community

Integrated video transcoding platform features cloud provisioning and graphics engine virtualization using OpenStack

Jul 24, 2013

Kontron AG reports moderate profit for second quarter of 2013 and announces a set of measures to raise efficiency further

  • Second-quarter revenue of EUR 140.2 million at previous year's level
  • Operating profit (EBIT) of EUR 5 million before restructuring costs
  • Measures to lead to EUR 40 million of total cost savings from 2016
  • Augsburg site to be expanded to become central technology campus
  • Andrea Bauer to become new CFO from September 16, 2013

Jul 24, 2013

Ad-Hoc: Kontron AG fleshes out cost reduction program

Eching near Munich, 24 July 2013 – Today, Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Kontron AG have agreed specific measures with regard to the company’s cost reduction program, originally announce ...

Jul 11, 2013

Kontron AG hires new Head of Industrials

Eching near Munich, 11 July 2013 – Kontron AG, a leading global provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), has hired Marcel van Helten (47) as new head of its business unit Industrials. Marcel ...

Jul 10, 2013

Kontron and Avnet Embedded grow channel relationship in the Americas

Channel clients to be better served with expanded portfolio of integrated, carrier grade platforms for 4G LTE and Carrier Cloud networks

Jun 19, 2013

Kontron’s new VPX graphics card with AMD Embedded Radeon processor for GPGPU applications in avionics and military technology

Kontron’s new 3U VPX graphics card VX3327 boasts performance of 576 GFLOPs for superior situational awareness

Jun 18, 2013

Kontron StarVX HPEC system brings supercomputing datacenter bandwidth and performance directly to the field

Offering 10x the bandwidth, the application-ready Kontron StarVX ruggedizes mainstream technology to speed deployment of 3D reconstruction-based applications

Jun 14, 2013

Kontron at GigaOM Structure to talk about cloud efficiencies with partners Vantrix and Sensinode

Kontron workshop takes an inside look at two use cases for achieving a new order of magnitude of efficiency with cloud infrastructure applications

Jun 11, 2013

Annual General Meeting of Kontron AG approves all agenda items and elects high-calibre Supervisory Board

  • All proposals put to the vote were approved with a clear majority
  • Top-class industry experts appointed to the Supervisory Board

Jun 6, 2013

Kontron AG announces new Global Head of Sales & Marketing

  • Michael Väth joins Kontron AG as Global Head of Sales & Marketing
  • He is tasked to drive profitable revenue growth and to deliver the strategic transformation of Kontron’s client interface

Jun 4, 2013

Kontron announces 4th generation Intel ® Core™ processor support for a broad range of systems, boards and modules

Kontron’s four new embedded platform designs improve processing and graphics performance as well as energy efficiency of intelligent systems

Jun 4, 2013

Kontron drives costs down, performance densities up for content delivery applications in the cloud

Next generation SYMKLOUD Media platform is more energy efficient and supplies more than double the performance for video transcoding in the cloud

Jun 4, 2013

Kontron COM Express® Computer-on-Module accelerates individual implementation of 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors

COM Express® basic Computer-on-Module offers application engineers increased performance density and twice the graphics performance

Jun 4, 2013

Kontron’s embedded Mini-ITX motherboard with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor delivers leading-edge performance in compact size

New Mini-ITX motherboard from Kontron sets new performance benchmark for thermal design-restricted, embedded high-end applications

Jun 4, 2013

Kontron’s 6U CompactPCI® board with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors increases performance density and data throughput

Applications with high performance demands benefit from state-of-the-art processor efficiency and optionally PCIe 3.0 and 2x 10 Gigabit Ethernet over backplane, while still PICMG 2.16 compliant

May 28, 2013

New Power Architecture® based Kontron VPX board fulfills demanding embedded computing requirements

Kontron’s new 3U VPX board with quad-core Freescale™ QorIQ™ CPU supports hypervisor technologies to consolidate multiple applications into a single platform

Contact our sales team to learn more about this product family and about product customization by contacting us at:

Kontron America Sales
Phone: 888-294-4558

Contact our support team for any technical inquiries by contacting us at:

Kontron America Support
Phone: 800-480-0044

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