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Next Gen Panasonic IFE. 3D And More.  
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3058 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4861 times:

http://www.thefutureofifec.com/#ape
I don't think there has been another thread about this, if so, please direct me.

Looks good. Which airline will be the first to implement Panasonic's new systems.

I don't expect airlines to integrate all of the offerings, which are plentiful.

Some quick things I saw:

  • HD/3D
  • Broadband Internet (seat back and connectivity to laptops/smartphones/tablets)
  • Camera (for video conferencing)
  • Capacitive Touch
  • "Business Platform" (to cater for onscreen duty free purchases [can take credit cards right into system], and food purchases, etc.)
  • Google Android - Now this I love, there will be a panasonic app store, so airlines can add just about any app produced by Panasonic or any other developer, so new features can be added quite easily, etc.
    [List/]

    What do you guys think?

    -CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
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User currently offlinesplitterz From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

My best bet is on WN

User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4434 times:
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Delta is already signed up for the new integrated seat and has many new IFE installations upcoming, so I could very well see them going with eX3.

User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4382 times:
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Somehow, I suspect that this will not be available in coach class, at least not on any US or European carrier, which tend to be rather stingy when it comes to their coach IFE offerings.

It sounds great though, and such an offering in coach would definitely sway me towards an airline that offered it, especially if it were offered free and not dumbed down in coach.



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User currently offlineNZdsgnr From New Zealand, joined Jul 2008, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Look great...

just had look at the presentation video, it reminded me so much of the Apple ipad/iphone video presentations in the style. I just got bored half way through watching it though haha


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4327 times:

This sounds great- HD, etc. But please, no 3D! I hate it with a passion. It running Android is great; this will give the airline great flexibility about running their systems.


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4301 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Thread starter):

I think it's a logical next step and could be an excellent system for a while. But, overall, I still believe that IFE as part of the plane has a shelf life. Given a decade or two, I think that IFE as we know it today will largely be a thing of the past, being replaced by worldwide inflight internet and whatever gadgets and technology pax bring with them. There may be some wildcard technology that could change that, but that's where I see IFE going in the long term.

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 5):
It running Android is great;

It's taking over the world. I don't want to be the "I was doing it before it was cool" guy, but I was doing it before it was cool.



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User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 2):
Delta is already signed up for the new integrated seat and has many new IFE installations upcoming, so I could very well see them going with eX3.

The first 747 refit should occur in September I believe.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 3):
Somehow, I suspect that this will not be available in coach class, at least not on any US or European carrier, which tend to be rather stingy when it comes to their coach IFE offerings.

Panasonic are marketing the product as a cost-saving approach as well. It will be maintainable from the ground through the use of broadband, etc. Also, they market it as revenue creating through duty free purchases and food purchases through the system.

So, if an airline gets the system to install into premium class systems, I would imagine them installing it into economy as well (assuming there is some sort of IFE in econ from before).

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 5):
This sounds great- HD, etc. But please, no 3D

If it becomes an option, it would be great. I can't imagine passengers being forced to see content in 3D, so if you don't like it, don't use it.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

I'll never understand the people who surround themselves 24/7 with this type of entertainment. You can't relax and read a book or look out the window for 2-3 hours? 3d? Seriously? Ugh I can't wait to get a headache from trying to sleep when there are a hundred of these all going around me.

User currently offlinedavs5032 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Quoting 413X3 (Reply 9):
I'll never understand the people who surround themselves 24/7 with this type of entertainment. You can't relax and read a book or look out the window for 2-3 hours?

For 2-3 hours, sure, but around hour 3+, it's nice to have some entertainment to make the time go by a little faster. As for "looking out the window," that just makes a 4 hour flight feel more like a 6 hour experience...no thanks!


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Quoting 413X3 (Reply 9):
I'll never understand the people who surround themselves 24/7 with this type of entertainment. You can't relax and read a book or look out the window for 2-3 hours? 3d? Seriously? Ugh I can't wait to get a headache from trying to sleep when there are a hundred of these all going around me.

I get that there is no need for less than 2-3 hours. However, living in PER, the shortest flight I do take regularly, is 4 hours to MEL. Other than that, it's long-haul to Asia and Europe, where the lack of IFE would really be a problem for me, that is why this is exciting (for me).

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
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