Sept 27, 2017: Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the world leader in inflight entertainment and connectivity, partners with Tascent, Inc., to bring biometric passenger identification to every stage of the passenger journey both on the ground and in the air.
The companies will combine Tascent’s biometric identity devices, software and services with Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s in-flight entertainment and communications systems to offer streamlined, easy-to-use identity recognition before departure, during flight, and upon arrival.
Together, Panasonic and Tascent will bring additional value to Panasonic’s aviation customers through enhanced personalisation and convenience for passengers, helping to reduce friction points for passengers and airlines from the journey’s start to finish.
Chris Lundquist, vice president Corporate Strategic Initiatives at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said, “Our partnership with Tascent is yet another example of our vision for the connected aircraft and its benefits for the commercial aviation community becoming reality. With this agreement, Panasonic and Tascent will create unique offerings that use biometrics to personalize the in-flight experience and beyond. We look forward to working with Tascent on a host of capabilities that will take the traveler journey to new heights.”
Alastair Partington, founder and co-CEO of Tascent, said, “We are excited to combine our specialist knowledge of biometrics with Panasonic Avionics’ outstanding track-record of air travel innovation. Tomorrow’s air travelers will be best served by an aviation industry that adopts biometrics technologies in an intelligent, personal and thoughtful way. Tascent and Panasonic share a joint vision of an exciting future in which biometrics technologies improve the air traveler experience for all.”