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OmniAccess teams with Panasonic



OmniAccess, a leading supplier of integrated communications solutions to super yachts and cruise ships, has entered into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the industry’s leading provider of inflight entertainment and communications systems. OmniAccess will participate in the development of Panasonic’s unique XTS “extremely high throughput” satellite-network program, and also foresees extensive cooperation in the areas of entertainment systems and content provisioning.


Panasonic has already announced major commitments to two Intelsat Epic® satellites and Eutelsat’s 172B satellite, and is in the process of contracting for XTS high-throughput satellites, which will bring unprecedented levels of capacity and performance to its customers in aeronautical, energy, maritime, and mining.  Through this agreement OmniAccess has secured access to Panasonic’s existing capacity, currently contracted capacity and the future XTS satellite network, bringing that same capacity and performance to its yachting and cruise ship customers.


Bertrand Hartman, OmniAccess’ CEO, said: “This is an important agreement for both OmniAccess and our customers. By leveraging Panasonic’s unique XTS solutions and scale of operations, we can guarantee our clients will remain at the very forefront of the exciting new technology developments that lay ahead, for all regions of the world, for many years to come. Furthermore Panasonic’s unparalleled expertise in aeronautical entertainment systems and content-delivery solutions offers many promising prospects to further expand our industry-leading Plexus-TV yacht and cruise services-portfolio.”


Paul Margis, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “We are very excited to team with OmniAccess to extend our network to their markets.  OmniAccess has built an outstanding reputation for providing extremely reliable service to its customers.  We believe together we can establish a new standard of high bandwidth services for our respective customers.”