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April 28, 2000 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting its sights on capturing the nascent market for in-flight Internet access, Boeing Co. unveiled a service Thursday that will use a satellite-based communications network to provide passengers with high-speed online connections, television and other entertainment. Rockwell International Corp. said separately that it will buy Sony Corp.'s Trans Com unit in Irvine to increase its airborne communications and entertainment offerings.
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BUSINESS
September 28, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sony Trans Com Inc. of Irvine and two Hughes Aircraft Co. affiliates are teaming up to produce sophisticated in-flight entertainment and communications systems for passenger aircraft. The venture hopes to win a contract to provide the high-tech systems for the new Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The contract to outfit more than 700 planes is estimated to be worth $300 million to $500 million and is being sought by several companies.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In-Flight Videos: Two Orange County companies said Thursday they are joining forces to make videos that will be shown during USAir and Hawaiian Airlines flights. Irvine-based Sony Trans Com, a subsidiary of Sony Corp., and Perri Pharris Productions in Newport Beach will produce short "news" videos sponsored by various companies. Perri Pharris will create the videos, which will be sold to airlines by Sony Trans Com.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jokes about plane crashes or airline food are out. Ditto most rap and heavy metal music, though "classic" rock is in and the occasional rap-flavored pop tune squeezes through. New Age music is big, but nothing "too spacey." Douglas Boughter admits he has some restrictions on what he can program as executive producer of audio programming for Sony Trans Com, an Irvine-based company that provides in-flight audio entertainment for more than 50 airlines.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In-Flight Videos: Two Orange County companies said Thursday they are joining forces to make videos that will be shown during USAir and Hawaiian Airlines flights. Irvine-based Sony Trans Com, a subsidiary of Sony Corp., and Perri Pharris Productions in Newport Beach will produce short "news" videos sponsored by various companies. Perri Pharris will create the videos, which will be sold to airlines by Sony Trans Com.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2000 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting its sights on capturing the nascent market for in-flight Internet access, Boeing Co. unveiled a service Thursday that will use a satellite-based communications network to provide passengers with high-speed online connections, television and other entertainment. Rockwell International Corp. said separately that it will buy Sony Corp.'s Trans Com unit in Irvine to increase its airborne communications and entertainment offerings.
BUSINESS
July 19, 2000
* Jack Pouchet is the new marketing director of Racal Instruments in Irvine. He was previously director of sales and marketing at Switching Systems International, and spent 13 years with Lambda Electronics. * Diana Johnson has been appointed vice president of the Huntington Beach office of Eldorado Bank. He had been assistant vice president/retail manager. * Joseph B. Valencia has joined HNTB Corp. in Irvine as director of rail engineering services.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1997 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Airlines are spending more on in-flight entertainment, and technology companies are paying attention. Last month, for example, Sony Trans Com Inc. of Irvine announced that Continental Airlines signed up for its P@ves system, an interactive video system built into the seat. The system allows passengers to have a clear view of the screen during movie screenings and allows them to play trivia games. A remote control device is situated in each seat.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. of Japan said Tuesday that it has formed an avionics research company here to develop in-flight passenger communications equipment for the airline industry. The move strengthens Orange County's reputation as the center of the growing airline passenger entertainment equipment industry. The firm, Matsushita Avionics Development Corp., becomes the fourth major supplier of so-called avionics systems in the area.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jokes about plane crashes or airline food are out. Ditto most rap and heavy metal music, though "classic" rock is in and the occasional rap-flavored pop tune squeezes through. New Age music is big, but nothing "too spacey." Douglas Boughter admits he has some restrictions on what he can program as executive producer of audio programming for Sony Trans Com, an Irvine-based company that provides in-flight audio entertainment for more than 50 airlines.
BUSINESS
September 28, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sony Trans Com Inc. of Irvine and two Hughes Aircraft Co. affiliates are teaming up to produce sophisticated in-flight entertainment and communications systems for passenger aircraft. The venture hopes to win a contract to provide the high-tech systems for the new Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The contract to outfit more than 700 planes is estimated to be worth $300 million to $500 million and is being sought by several companies.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2000
Timothy M. Feeney has been appointed chief financial officer of Aspeon Inc. in Irvine. He succeeds Horace Hertz. Feeney was formerly vice president of finance for Aspeon's application service provider division. Before that, he was president of the Platinum Group, and served in senior financial management positions with several food service and restaurant companies, including Jeepers! Inc.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE
In Orange County, 1990 was a big year for international deals. There were deals to sell fuel-cleaning systems in Spain, hamburger franchises in Indonesia, computer hardware to China, Playboy and other magazines in the Soviet Union, and to mine gold in the Philippines. Some of the county's most noteworthy international deals are listed below: SPI Pharmaceuticals Inc., Costa Mesa, agreed to merge with Yugoslavia's largest drug company, Galenika Pharmaceuticals.
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