AIX 2018: SkyLights tackles VR IFE safety head-on

SkyLights, the American-French company that leverages cinematic Virtual Reality (VR) as premium passenger entertainment, has demonstrated its commitment to safety announcing DO-160 certification of its Allosky headset during this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.

Commenting on the accreditation, SkyLights’ CEO, David Dicko said: “Bringing disruptive innovation to a safety first industry is a challenge. While airlines are becoming increasingly dynamic in their approach to new technology, safety will always play a fundamental role in air travel. As such we are proud to adhere to the highest standards when it comes to passenger safety.”

The cinematic VR headsets feature cutting-edge characteristics, such as full HD (1080 pixels per eye) resolution, focus adjustment, Bluetooth and a sleek lightweight design. The new accreditation puts the headset well above the minimum safety requirements set out by the FAA and EASA regulating bodies.

Complementing this certification, SkyLights is also developing a passenger announcement integration system that enables cabin crew to engage with passengers using the headsets. When they want to make an announcement, cabin crew simply push a button to pause content and display a pre-set message.

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