Panasonic Avionics Corporation will offer a new global communication service which will provide broadband data communications services to aircraft.
Panasonic’s new antenna system will provide superior bandwidth in a smaller, lighter and lower drag configuration. The broadband antenna system can also be paired with a direct broadcast television antenna.
The new service will support both data and digital voice communications. Panasonic plans to support AeroMobile’s aircraft mobile phone service. This new Pico-cell technology will use the Inmarsat satellites and Panasonic’s own broadband network. Panasonic will also introduce a new Wireless Access Point (WAP) to provide broadband data connectivity to passengers over a high-speed secure wireless distribution network.
The Panasonic DBS TV service allows reception of the many channels of regional television programs from direct broadcast television satellites all over the world. The new broadband services will be integrated with Panasonic’s entertainment systems to bring new real-time communication and content capability to each passenger seat.