We’re going to be kicking off our AIX22 coverage early, kicking off Safran Seating unveiling reveals Euphony, a headset-free sound solution for aircraft seats.
Euphony is targeted as a solution for Business and First class seats that provides passengers with a headset-free and high-quality individual sound experience.
The solution, which will be revealed at the Aircraft Interiors Exhibition, has been developed in partnership with Devialet, an acoustic engineering company.
With Euphony, each individual passenger can enjoy high-quality sound in every position of the seat, enabling them to make the most of the entertainment content provided by the airline free from headsets and cables. It will also allow for reduced communication barriers with fellow travellers or the cabin crew,
Euphony is enabled thanks to Devialet’s patented acoustic technologies and acoustic tuning expertise. The consist is made up of two Devialet bespoke loudspeakers on each side of a standard-sized headrest. This will deliver the sound to the passenger.
Euphony also enables the system to adjust in real-time to the audio content and the ambient cabin noise to offer an optimum listening experience without affecting other passengers on board.
Quentin Munier, Safran Seats EVP Strategy & Innovation said:
Bringing Euphony to the market aligns with Safran’s vision to innovate and offer the best passenger experience. Our partnership with Devialet, a world leading acoustic company, brings one more option for our airline customers to customize their seat out of a wide range of options available across our full range of products.
Franck Lebouchard, CEO at Devialet says:
“We are incredibly excited about our partnership with Safran Seats, bringing Devialet’s world-class technology to aircraft through this unique innovation. We believe great sound should be available at every moment, whether on the ground or in the sky, and with Safran Seats we are one step closer to that goal.”
Deployment and availability
Euphony will be available across the Safran Seats Business class & First class product portfolio. Entry into service will be during 2023, with a launch customer confirmed – but not announced at this time.
Given its Aircraft Interiors Expo next week, I’m sure we’ll have some answers sooner rather than later.
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