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TMCNet:  Rockwell Collins and Panasonic Avionics take off with the moving map of the future

[September 12, 2013]

Rockwell Collins and Panasonic Avionics take off with the moving map of the future

Sep 12, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Panasonic Avionics and Rockwell Collins have joined forces to deliver a best-in-class 3D moving map designed to set a new standard.

Voyager 3D, backed by Rockwell Collins' industry-leading Airshow ® Moving Map and tailored specifically for Panasonic Avionics and its customer airlines, will be fully integrated and powered with Panasonic's next generation in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems, including eX3, and takes advantage of its leading technologies.

Key features of Voyager 3D include: - Navigable 3D Earth with high-resolution terrain elevation data and satellite imagery - Full touch-and-zoom gesturing capabilities allowing interaction in every view taking advantage of Panasonic's high-performance capacitive monitors - 360-degree panoramic views enable passengers to explore and discover the world - Passenger customizable settings, including menu view placement, ticker information and unit of measure preferences - Meeting airline's unique requirements for branding and flight path scripting The map will also leverage the Panasonic global broadband in-flight connectivity network to provide a wide range of connected features, including connecting gate, live news, social media, along with destination and point of interest advertising.

"This joint effort with Panasonic delivers a whole new 3D moving map experience for airline customers," said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. "Passengers will be wowed by the sharp imagery and new gesturing capabilities enabled by the new touch screen. Airlines benefit from the system's extensive customization and the reliability and support expected from Rockwell Collins." Paul Margis, CEO of Panasonic Avionics, stated, "Working with Rockwell Collins, we have brought to market a truly immersive, innovative 3D moving map experience which we believe will delight passengers around the globe." About Panasonic Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 3,100 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide, it serves over 200 customers worldwide and provides in-flight entertainment and communication (IFEC) systems on over 3,700 aircraft. For additional information, please visit www.panasonic.aero. About Rockwell Collins Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 19,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com .

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