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APEX Insight: Panasonic Avionics is branching out into new territory with the evolution of its NEXT IFEC platform. APEX Media spoke to Jon Norris at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg to learn more.

Panasonic Avionics’ chief technology officer, David Bartlett, unveiled what he described as “the full story” of the company’s NEXT in-flight entertainment and connectivity platform at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. Additionally, he announced partnerships with companies including Amazon and gategroup.

“We’re at a point in time where we can invest in the next-gen of in-flight experiences. We’re moving from world-class IFE to digital solutions,” said Bartlett. APEX Media caught up with Jon Norris, Panasonic Avionics’ senior director, Marketing, to learn more about how and why the company is using NEXT, cloud-based data and new partnerships to expand its PaxEx footprint.

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Ari is the news editor at APEX Media.