LAKE FOREST, California – 18 August 2008 – Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has achieved a major milestone in surpassing one hundred eX2 IFE systems installed and flying on commercial airliners. Having already announced in April that eFX has reached the 1000th order milestone, this news points to a growing trend among airlines worldwide to choose Panasonic when considering high quality, reliable inflight entertainment systems for their passengers’ comfort and convenience. “We are extremely proud of eX2’s success,” said Paul Margis, Chief Executive Officer for Panasonic Avionics Corporation. “Through our total dedication to in-flight entertainment innovation and extreme customer and passenger satisfaction we have seen both existing and new customers worldwide upgrading to eX2.”
Panasonic eX2 provides passengers with individual seatback smart monitors, hundreds of movie and song titles, interactive games, moving map, seat-to-seat texting, and other content. The following are some of the capabilities of eX2:
In addition, it can easily integrate with in-flight mobile phones, broadband connectivity, live television, Internet-browsing and Internet-based video calls.
Panasonic develops and manages in-cabin content and services that help airlines attract passengers and differentiate their brands. Panasonic’s X Series product suite of in-flight entertainment systems includes eX2, eFX, eXpress, and Digital MPES. The eX2 features a powerful network, high-speed communication tools, state-of-the-art entertainment content and award-winning peripheral devices. This system’s impressive level of reliability and maintainability further enhances profitability and passenger enjoyment which is essential to optimizing passenger entertainment. Furthermore, Panasonic eX2 saves room and is lighter in weight than previous generation systems, making the aircraft even more fuel-efficient.
With more than 900 in-flight entertainment systems ordered and delivered to airline customers worldwide, Panasonic eX2 is the world’s best-selling long-haul premium entertainment option for airlines.
About Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and communication systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrates with the cabin enabling airlines 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 serves over 200 customers worldwide and provides systems on over 3,700 aircraft. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, the company employs over 2,600 employees with operations in 80 locations worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.panasonic.aero
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC). Additional information on Matsushita Electric and Panasonic is available at www.panasonic.com
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