Panasonic Avionics introduces 3rd generation satellite communications network



Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has introduced a major evolution of its satellite connectivity service with the introduction of its third generation communications network, the company said.

Panasonic´s third generation network is built to meet the growing connectivity demands of airlines and their passengers. Throughout the first quarter of 2018, aircraft from a number of airlines will be transitioned to Panasonic´s new network. In addition, Panasonic subsidiary, ITC Global, will leverage Panasonic´s new broadband network to deliver connectivity to its energy, maritime and enterprise customers.

The new communications network is built on Panasonic´s high throughput satellite service, which today covers all dense mobility traffic areas around the globe with high throughput spot beams and wide overlay beams that support Panasonic´s global inflight television service.

When combined with the rollout of the company´s new satellite modem, developed in conjunction with Newtec, Panasonic now offers bandwidth up to twenty times greater than previously available. This supports the provision of services such as fast Internet, video streaming, VoIP applications, improved TV picture quality and a broader channel choice, the capability to offer 3G phone services, and greater bandwidth for crew applications.

The network is backed by a range of new measures Panasonic has launched to provide higher levels of support to its customers. These initiatives are channelled through Panasonic´s new Customer Performance Center, which drives enhanced network performance, reduced outage times, and faster response and resolution times for all customer inquiries.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world´s supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company´s best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling its customers to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.

Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a US corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 5,000 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 9,000 IFE systems and 1,800 inflight connectivity solutions to the world´s airlines. For additional information, visit www.panasonic.aero