Competition is essential to any industry, and it’s truly wonderful to see so many new players in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) space. Garnering some of the big news headlines these days are airline deals for wireless in-flight entertainment and seat-centric in-flight entertainment systems. Both solutions – offered together or in standalone form – are dramatically less expensive than the traditional embedded platforms flying on aircraft today.
But the leading providers of embedded IFEC systems are not sitting on their hands. Far from it. They are coming out fighting. Here is what market leader Panasonic Avionics is doing in a bid to remain the elephant in the room. Will it succeed?