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Singapore Airlines launches new IFE system, broadband connectivity and mobile data

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Singapore Airlines launches new IFE system, broadband connectivity and mobile data

Passengers can use USB and HDMI ports to connect their personal electronic devices to the new KrisWorld IFE system, which allows them to view their own content on the high-definition screens.

Singapore Airlines has launched its next-generation cabin products on its B777-300ER service between Singapore and London, the first of eight aircraft to be equipped with the next-generation in-flight entertainment (IFE) and connectivity services.

The airline has invested nearly $150 million in these new products, as well as more spacious and comfortable seats in First, Business and Economy classes.

The new KrisWorld IFE system – which is delivered on 24-inch (First Class), 18-inch (Business Class) and 11-inch (Economy Class) screens – features Panasonic Avionics’ open platform technology that allows passengers to use the video touch-screen handset as a ‘second screen’. Passengers can also use HDMI and USB interfaces to connect their personal devices and view their own personal content on the high-definition display screens.

Meanwhile, the onboard broadband Wi-Fi and mobile data is provided by Panasonic alongside Deutsche Telekom and AeroMobile.

Paul Margis, President and CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “By combining our latest IFE solutions with our Global Communications Services, Panasonic and Singapore Airlines have transformed the entertainment experience. Passengers will be captivated by in-flight entertainment on high-performance HD monitors, while they simultaneously stay connected, surf the web, text and email – all at 30,000 feet.”

Future Travel Experience Up in the airIf you are committed to enhancing the onboard passenger experience, make sure you attend the FTE Up in the Air conference, which will take place at our flagship event, FTE Global 2014, in Las Vegas from 24-26 September 2014. The theme of the event is 'Redefining the end-to-end passenger experience'.

The Up in the Air conference will focus on all things in-flight – including IFE&C, passenger and crew connectivity, cabin design, passenger comfort, personalisation and ancillary revenue generation – and we look forward to playing an important role in shaking up the passenger experience in the air, which has evolved very little in the last 20 years, unlike on the ground.

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