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Hunter and Panasonic Extend Reach of the Internet to Canadian Skies


Alberta, Canada, February 26, 2015 – Hunter Communications Canada today and Panasonic Avionics announced that Panasonic Avionics has secured satellite capacity on the Hunter Canada Ku-band beam that is hosted on the E115WB satellite.  By procuring nearly one-third of the available capacity, Panasonic has further secured its position as the world’s pre-eminent service provider to commercial airlines and their passengers and crew, providing internet access, airline data services and live TV access to aircraft outfitted with Panasonic’s cutting edge satellite delivery service.

Brent Perrott, President of Hunter stated, “It has been a pleasure working with Panasonic these past six years, and we are very excited to help expand their reach in Canada with this latest agreement.  Panasonic has produced a significant advancement for aeronautical service applications, and we are pleased to have worked with such a professional team.  This announcement to use Hunter’s capacity over Canada significantly increases Panasonic’s coverage over an important region with many domestic and international flight routes.  And this also holds a personal element for Hunter – it validates our efforts over the past several years on our goal to provide more satellite access over Canada, our home-territory, and to see cutting edge technologies flourish here as a result.”

David Bruner expanded:  “We are thrilled to have enhanced our network with the Hunter beam on the E115WB satellite. Using this satellite, Panasonic will be able to provide connectivity services from central Canada to the West, including the Yukon gap, at levels that have previously been unavailable to any inflight connectivity provider.  We believe that working with Hunter Communications will enable us to provide the best inflight connectivity experience possible over Canada.”

About Hunter Communications Canada, Inc:  Formed in 2001, Hunter Communications has been providing global satellite solutions for a wide variety of clients, including the U.S. government, energy industry, maritime and aeronautical sectors.  The company focuses on bringing together satellite capacity from many space segment providers, the latest ground segment technology and customers to provide innovative satellite communications solutions.  You can see a brief introduction to Hunter Communications at www.huntercomm.net.  Hunter’s entrance into Canada is the culmination of a 5 year project that will ultimately result in the firm’s hosted payload on the Eutelsat E115WB satellite – which will prove to be the highest powered Ku-band service over the entire Canadian land-mass and surrounding waters.

About Panasonic Avionics Corp:  Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and communication systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling airlines to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.

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 4,100 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide, it serves over 200 customers worldwide and provides IFEC systems on over 3,700 aircraft. For additional information, please visit www.panasonic.aero.

 

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