Connected thinking for a connected world
Ecommerce has changed the way the world shops. But online retail has grown so fast, delivery infrastructure can’t keep up. Delays, urban congestion, incorrect addresses, package theft and other challenges make up 50% of delivery costs. At Panasonic, we’re tapping our integrated supply chain savvy to help retailers curb financial loss and overcome the logistics hurdles faced in the “Last Mile” before products make it from warehouse to home.
Hussmann, a Panasonic company and world leader in refrigeration and display systems, is bringing the power of IoT to the food industry with next generation food retail innovations like LastMile Hub. This cold chain end-to-end solution gives food retailers a revolutionary new way to deliver the convenience and value that today’s shoppers want.
Now customers can order groceries without worrying when they’ll be home – without paying a premium. LastMile pickup lockers with refrigerator and freezer storage guarantee food freshness, backed by a secure system that keeps customer data safe. And Panasonic expertise in system integration, service and support ensures that the future of delivery is, well, future proof.
Much of the technology needed to make smart roads and smart cars already exists—from infrastructure communication to multi-object detection using powerful sensors. In Japan, Panasonic has experience developing connected transportation systems to help make roads and cars safer. Some of its latest thinking is put to the test at its ADAS driving test course in Yokohama opened to prove out emerging ideas in machine vision, radar, “surround sensors,” and other communication protocols.
V2X, or vehicle-to-everything, is a technology that allows vehicles to communicate with other vehicles and the roadway infrastructure around them.
In Colorado, vehicle and road connectivity is at the center of efforts to improve traveler safety and reduce traffic jams. Panasonic has created a connected V2X vehicle ecosystem that integrates travel data, infrastructure data, and outside data sources and communicates that information to vehicles and external systems.
The system comes out of a collaboration between Panasonic and the Colorado Dept. of Transportation to create the first commercial-grade, U.S. connected vehicle platform in which real-time data will be shared across vehicles, infrastructure, and people with a goal to improve safety, lower fuel consumption and reduce congestion.
Connecting everyday devices to a network transforms what we can do with them—if there’s a network solution to accommodate bandwidth needs.
Everest Network Solutions marks a massive upgrade to high-density Wi-Fi. Until now, the best-known network solutions for ultra-dense venues were built on outdated technologies designed for small-scale needs. Everest is the first solution engineered from the ground up specifically for sold out arenas, teeming stadiums and packed exhibition centers, providing significantly better throughput with only 25% of the hardware.
When it went looking for a provider of a robust network to handle the needs of a professional sports stadium, the Philadelphia Eagles picked Panasonic’s Everest Network Solution. That’s because the team was confident the platform would support the high on-demand traffic of mobile users and enhance the overall stadium experience for guests.
Ultra-high-density Wi-Fi is something large venues—and their patrons—are demanding, as a connected social experience helps make stadiums the best place to watch the game.
Everest offers increased throughput, the greatest number of simultaneous engagements per access point and a significant reduction in hardware and installation costs.
Offering personalized customer service solutions is like orchestrating an elaborate ballet dance. Everything has to be in the right place at the right time to ensure performance goes off without a hitch.
Today, and looking forward into the future, that orchestration most definitely relies heavily on aircraft connectivity — a powerful base that can enrich the passenger experience, empower cabin crew and build customer loyalty to airline brands through quick, considerate service and personalization.
Connectivity also gives airlines a competitive edge, not just by offering hyper-connected flyers what they want most (Wi-Fi, according to research), but also by giving the customer what they need most before they realize they need it. And if done right, it allows airlines to curate a personalized experience for each of their passengers. Panasonic supplies the world’s most award-winning inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) systems to over 300+ airlines, and lead the industry in aviation innovation. Many of Panasonic’s connectivity customers are looking to them as a partner in developing customized solutions.