Panasonic Avionics has kicked off the Aircraft Interiors Expo with its new ASTROVA IFE screen.
On board Astrova-equipped aircraft, every passenger will immerse themselves in cinema-grade 4K OLED screens with High Dynamic Range (HDR).
And it is very thin – with @airlineflyer checking the details too.
A 13″ and 16″ have been revealed in the first instance, with larger screens up to 22″.
Passengers also will enjoy high-fidelity audio through traditional wired connections or via Panasonic Avionics’ award-winning Bluetooth technology. By seamlessly interfacing their personal devices to the IFE system, passengers can create a multi-screen, multi-purpose environment which they are accustomed to at home.
As an industry first, Astrova by Panasonic Avionics will provide dedicated 67W of USB-C power to fast-charge passenger devices including notebooks and laptops.
The system also features programmable LED lighting that enhances passenger experience and enables airlines to optimise the cabin environment. Airlines can easily change the lighting to complement various phases of flight like food and beverage service.
They also have the option to let passengers customize the lighting experience to their own personal preferences.
Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said,
“The launch of Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, reflects a transformation in our business, how we develop our products, and how we engage with our customers. Astrova is the first in-flight entertainment solution to truly recognize the untapped potential of seatback IFE and provides airlines with a powerful and targeted way of engaging with their passengers every time they fly.”
And Masson, Vice President of Product & Portfolio Development at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said,
“Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, not only redefines in-flight entertainment but does so using a modular architecture that enables airlines to tailor it to support their individual commercial needs. The engaging, immersive, and connected experience it creates for passengers is matched by an operational ease of ownership that makes Astrova a win-win for airlines.”
The product is available both on single and wide-body aircraft, with deployment due in 2024. T
The first customer has been announced – we’ll be covering it shortly.
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