Posted on: 08 November 2018 by Kimberley Young
SkyLights and Allomind have successfully merged companies to bring high-end cinematic VR entertainment to the travel industry.
Operating under the name SkyLights Inc. the companies say the new entity will combine Allomind’s expertise in nanotechnology, optics and consumer products with SkyLights’ premium content partnerships, proprietary software and commercial experience in the airline market.
“Allomind’s superior-design hardware has been instrumental in enabling SkyLights to focus on the premium passenger experience first,” said David Dicko, CEO of SkyLights. “In consolidating our expertise, we are now in the advantageous position to grow VR as in-flight entertainment and pursue our shared vision of enabling anyone to sit back and enjoy an immersive cinematic experience on demand. Essentially, we have come together to create the ultimate immersive media platform, 30,000 ft in the air.”
The partnership between SkyLights and Allomind began last year when they collaborated to develop and launch the Allosky cinematic VR system.
After the launch of Allosky in June 2018, SkyLights has focused on rapid commercial expansion around the world with airlines and also across other travel industry verticals such as airport lounges.
Abhijit Limaye, CEO of Allomind, said: “With access to a strong marketplace, we will continue to launch even more innovative products and rich experiences that will change the landscape of the travel industry.”
Limaye will be the new company’s chief product and technology officer and David Dicko will be SkyLights Inc’s CEO.
The company will operate with offices in Silicon Valley, California and Paris and Toulouse.