SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2017
On 26th September SkyLights will reveal its 2nd generation immersive-IFE solution at the Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo in Long Beach. It combines the new, premium AlloSky headset, and freshly signed content partnerships with Warner Brothers, National Geographic, Lionsgate and BBC. Air France and its new airline Joon, gategroup, AccorHotels, Corsair and Jetfly are among the launch partners for the new solution, which is tailored towards upgrading and differentiating the business class experience.
The AlloSky headset is the latest addition to SkyLights’ portfolio, and was co-created through the company’s new partnership with immersive headset producer Allomind. AlloSky brings a host of new features, including full HD resolution (1080p each eye), a 60% weight reduction to its predecessor (the Bravo Theater), and dioptric correction to cater to the eyesight of all passengers. Furthermore, it can be connected in-seat; meaning reduced cost and logistical complexity for airlines.
In terms of content, the new partnerships compliment SkyLights’ longstanding supporters, 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks, to offer a strengthened selection of films, series and documentaries in 2D, 3D and carefully curated 180°.
“Our new solution is guided by our learning from thousands of flights commercially deployed with our first generation. We have identified what matters most and have kept this knowledge at the core of the 2nd generation solution. It’s more premium, more comfortable and has streamlined logistics. We believe this is a breakthrough, making the future of in-flight entertainment a reality today. For the first time, airlines will introduce an entertainment experience which is better than anything else yet available on the ground.” said David Dicko, SkyLights’ CEO.
SkyLights is running an early-access launch program as part of the solution’s inauguration. Among the participants are Air France, gategroup, AccorHotels, Corsair and Jetfly. Air France will start the deployment early next year through its new airline Joon, which focuses on a new generation travel experience. Around the same time, Corsair will launch the solution in their new, full-flat business class cabins. More members of the early-access program will be announced in the near future.
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