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[November 26, 2012]

Emirates Airlines Leverages HP ElitePad

Nov 26, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- HP and Emirates Airlines announced the HP ElitePad 900 tablet as the primary interface for the airline's new Knowledge-driven Inflight Service (KIS), making the airline the first global customer of the tablet.

An in-flight communication and customer relationship management (CRM) system, the groups said that KIS on the HP ElitePad 900 enables Emirates' pursers to work more efficiently with cabin crew to deliver the personalized service and attention to detail that the airline is known for.

"Emirates constantly seeks ways to enhance our customers' experience," said Kevin Griffiths, senior vice president, Cabin Crew, Emirates Airlines. "We selected the HP ElitePad 900 to power KIS because of its sleek design and light weight, which allows our staff to provide the highest levels of service to our customers, whilst maintaining the ruggedness and security measures needed from an Enterprise class device." The HP ElitePad 900 is expected to be widely available to customers in the United States in January.

"For its advanced KIS concierge service, Emirates Airlines needed an enterprise-grade tablet," said James Mouton, senior vice president and general manager, Personal Computer Global Business Unit, HP. "In the HP ElitePad, it found a compact, powerful and stylish business tool ideally suited to meet the needs of its staff and customers, both on the ground and at 40,000 feet." Emirates operates services to 126 destinations in 74 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Asia-Pacific.

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