Panasonic Aerospace ARC Maps was announced at Aircraft Interiors Expo in April this year. Now, at APEX Expo, the first customer has been announced – and it’s Vistara. T
hey will launch this and Games – part of the Panasonic Aerospace Theatre solution
Arc and Games are newly-launched entertainment solutions developed by Panasonic to create an immersive and engaging travel experience for the 4 billion passengers that fly each year. Panasonic Arc Maps are a new take on a personalized 3D in-flight map application, which will integrate into Panasonic’s in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems. The system can integrate into the Panasonic NEXT Cloud Platform, allowing to work with the Theatre and Market solutions.
What’s special about Arc? Personalisation remains the name of the game, with the maps delivered as a”Map-as-a-Service” technology that enables the development of applications utilising the map engine and feature set, premium destination and point-of-interest content, monetization opportunities for airlines through Panasonic’s Marketplace e-commerce platform, and the ability to integrate with airline advertising and promotions.
The Games platform was launched at the same time as Arc and again – integrates into the Pansonic Theatre and NEXT Cloud.
Arc can be integrated into all types of displays including seatback, overhead, handset, and within mobile apps, whilst able to work with different datasets, allowing for a customised experience.
David Bartlett, Chief Technology Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, says:
“We know that passengers who are entertained and engaged in flight are happiest with their travel experience. Arc has completely re-imagined and revolutionized what an inflight map experience can be and Games fully immerses people of all ages in-flight, reflecting the future of the passenger experience. Panasonic is honored to be working with such a forward-looking and award-winning airline as Vistara to launch these solutions.”
Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara said
“Innovation and thoughtfulness are the core values of Vistara. Introducing the Arc Inflight Map Platform and Games with Panasonic’s expert capabilities reinforces our commitment to leverage cutting-edge technology for providing a seamless and enjoyable travel experience to our customers.”
When can you see Arc+Games in action?
Panasonic Arc and Games will be installed on Vistara’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A321neo aircraft from 2020.
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