Panasonic Aerospace launches their new mapping solution today at Aircraft Interiors Expo, with their next generation mapping solution called ARC.
ARC brings tougher the Map application – and with the ability to add rich content layers and services
With others in the market, Panasonic is entering the market with their own 3D inflight platform. It will tie up with Panasonic’s NEXT platform, as well as the X Series IFEC solutions
As well as the traditional map functionality, it will integrate with different data layers (such as Loyalty, Marketplace and Panasonic NEXT analytics.
As you may (or may not know), the moving map is one of the most used things on an aircraft. ARC will bring HD graphics, personalisation to allow you to personalise the map to a passengers requirements,
It also brings “Maps-as-a-service”, allowing providers to plug into the platform.For example, one feature is a fleet view (Powered by FlightAware)
Different world views will be available. Because we all want to dream we were flying on a Pterodactyl.
It will be able to integrate with content providers (such as Raleigh & Drake who will launch with this).
Arc will be available across all inflight displays including seatback, overhead, handset, and within mobile apps and web portals.
Gaston Sandoval, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, says
“Moving maps have long been one of the most popular features of any inflight entertainment system but we believe the opportunities to expand the basic map concept, and revolutionize its role in the overall inflight experience, are greatly underleveraged.
“By re-imagining the map experience based on its full potential, and integrating it as a core service of our NEXT and X Series IFEC systems, we can greatly elevate the passenger experience and the value of maps for our airline customers.
“Arc will offer everything that our airline customers have come to expect in a contemporary map application with the addition of many innovative features and tools, made possible only through our ‘Map as a Service’ approach. We believe this is one of the most exciting advances ever for inflight maps.”
Ready for flight in 2020
Panasonic will deploy ARC in Q1 2020, with the order book now open.
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