Irvine, CA – August 17, 2012
Staco Systems has been selected by Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), to provide custom designed 64-key panel mount keyboards for Panasonic’s next-generation eX3 IFEC solution. This custom keyboard will be used with the IFE Remote Control Center that will be installed onboard the Airbus A350 aircraft series.

This compact USB keyboard has 64 keys and supports US and multi European language layouts. It is designed to meet stringent Airbus certification requirements for environmental, electrical, electromagnetic interference, and flammability. Our keyboard also has a complete environmental seal and has IP66 and NEMA 4X contaminant ingress protection ratings. It is also designed to meet all decompression, over pressure, and altitude requirements typically found in aerospace applications. The individual keys are LED backlit and the illumination levels are controlled by a 5 step dimming control circuit that will help to enhance the operator’s work efficiency in low light environments.

As a long-standing, qualified supplier of rugged keyboards and keypads for aviation, military, and industrial applications, Staco Systems is seasoned in designing, developing, and implementing custom design specifications. Staco Systems was selected for this contract due to its long history in the Aerospace industry and its reputation of building rugged and custom keyboards. Staco Systems capability of integrating mechanical and electronic designs to meet the ruggedness and functionally is critical to the success of this project.

About Staco Systems
Staco Systems is the preeminent provider of dependable, high precision Human-to-Machine Interface (HMI) solutions that assure the performance and protection of high-value, mission-critical assets and personnel. For over 50 years, Staco Systems has designed and manufactured LED pushbutton switches and control solutions for aerospace, defense, and industrial applications. Staco Systems is a 53 year Qualified Product List (QPL) military supplier as well as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified supplier with ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certifications. For additional information, call: (949) 297.8700; email: or visit our website: