Mimi x Panasonic Avionics: to offer a personalized listening technology to airline passengers

Berlin, Germany, August 4, 2019 - Mimi Hearing Technologies has today announced a new partnership with Panasonic Avionics which will see the company bring its proprietary audio processing into airline cabins as part of Panasonic's Wellness solution set, a collection of care and comfort technologies that promote well-being and engage multiple senses.

Marking Mimi’s first expansion into the airline space, this move will see its audio processing solutions made available for use by passengers with access to Mimi in the Panasonic Avionics’ inflight entertainment and communication systems. As a part of Panasonic Avionics’ inflight wellness offering, Mimi’s audio processing technology adjusts audio output based on user-supplied demographic information to improve the user’s inflight audio experience. 

“In refining the technology behind our audio processing solutions, we recognized that there was a huge opportunity in the aviation space. Thanks to our partnership with Panasonic, we are now able to integrate our technology directly into an airline’s in-flight entertainment system,” says Philipp Skribanowitz, CEO and Founder, Mimi Hearing Technologies.

Mimi complements Panasonic’s existing wellness solutions - Active Noise Control, Premium Seat Lighting, and nanoe™ air cleansing technology to create a comprehensive approach to passenger wellness on any flight. Using a biologically inspired algorithm which emulates the listening process to some degree, Mimi’s technology tunes the listening experience to a passengers’ demographic profile. Integrating into both embedded and streaming entertainment experiences, the overall listening experience will be significantly improved. 

Panasonic Avionics provides inflight connectivity solutions and entertainment systems to the world’s leading airlines, allowing Mimi Hearing Technologies to offer features of its technology to millions of passengers worldwide. This increased reach will help Mimi’s technology become a global standard for sound enhancement. As part of this initiative, Mimi Hearing Technologies will be present at IFA 2019 to announce a series of other partnerships and to discuss the future of the ground-breaking science currently in development. 

About Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world's leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company's world-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling its customers 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 5,000 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 14,370 IFE systems and 2,200 inflight connectivity solutions to the world’s leading airlines.

Andreas Berglind