Panasonic is set to allow owners of an iPod or iPhone plug their device into a new inflight entertainment system which can be found on new Qantas aircraft.
Called the iPod Merge, the new system will allow travellers to plug their iPod, iPhone or digital camera into the screen in front of them.
The Panasonic iPod Merge is an inflight entertainment system designed for commercial airlines that lets you pop Apple’s MP3 player into the system, or a digital camera via USB port.
Several airlines already offer playback of iPods on the seat in front of you, but Panasonic iPod Merge goes one step further, hauling up all the metadata in your media and letting you browse through it and control it on screen through its own GUI.
Panasonic says the set up should be out by September. The new Qantas A380 already has the Panasonic inflight entertainment system and so will new aircraft coming into the fleet in the future.