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Panasonic’s Wi-Fi and Entertainment Solutions Enhance SIA’s KrisWorld

By Tai Nichols | September 27, 2013
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

[Via Satellite 09-27-13] Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken to the skies with its first eight new Boeing 777-300ERs equipped with Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s true broadband Wi-Fi, mobile phone service and in-flight entertainment experience. With partners Deutsche Telekom and AeroMobile, Panasonic will deliver broadband Wi-Fi, mobile data and services.

Passengers will be able to use their own devices to connect to their social networks, access real-time news and information, and communicate with their family and friends. Using HDMI and USB interfaces, passengers can also integrate their personal device with KrisWorld and view their own content on large, high-definition displays.

Enabled by high performance 24-inch, 18-inch and 11-inch high-definition displays, SIA’s KrisWorld inflight entertainment system will feature Panasonic’s open platform technology that delivers a more personal experience and intuitive navigation similar to tablets and smartphones, including multi-tasking using the video touch screen handset as a “second screen.”