Panasonic Avionics Corporation has conducted its first test flight of its eXTV service as part of a strategy to deliver live TV broadcasts.
This is of particular interest to completion customers of business aircraft such as Boeing Business Jets (BBJ’s) & Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ’s)
Panasonic AC has reported that during the flight the company used eXTV to successfully deliver a live television feed to a BBJ equipped with Panasonic’s eXConnect service.
Panasonic’s eXTV television network uses the Panasonic eXConnect in-flight communications service to deliver high quality television programming to passengers during their flight, providing live, uninterrupted content to aircraft flying all over the world, even over oceans, offering several channels in addition to optional, premium programming.
“We are very excited by the results of our first eXTV test flight because it clearly proves the concept and demonstrates the robust performance of our TV solution,” said David Bruner, Vice President for Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s Global Communications Services. “Not only can we deliver a quality, live television feed, but we can do it using the same antenna and using the same network as our global eXconnect service.”
Company web site link: Panasonic in-flight entertainment and communication