Panasonic Avionics makes South America in-flight connectivity advance with Telesat
Sep 11, 2013 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --
Japanese electronics firm Panasonic's (OTC: PCRFY) US-based Panasonic Avionics Corp unit said that it has significantly enhanced the coverage and capacity of its in-flight connectivity service over South America through the use of Telesat's new Anik G1 satellite.
Anik G1, which began commercial service in May, increases capacity over South America with greater power than earlier generation satellites covering this rapidly growing region, the firm said.
Panasonic said that the increased capacity will allow more growth for in-flight broadband services and greater support for the firm's eXTV live in-flight television service.
Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corp., a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corp. of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corp. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 3,100 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide, it serves over 200 customers worldwide and provides in-flight entertainment and communication systems on over 3,700 aircraft.
Panasonic Avionics is a supplier of IFEC systems. The company's solutions, supported by maintenance services, integrate with the cabin enabling airlines to deliver a variety of entertainment choices.
Telesat is a global satellite operator. Privately held, Telesat's principal shareholders are Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc (NASDAQ: LORL).
Find out more at www.panasonic.aero and www.telesat.com.
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