What if you could have top quality audio on a plane, without a headset and without disturbing others around you? Safran Seats believes its new Euphony offering can deliver precisely this.
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.– Quentin Munier, Safran Seats EVP Strategy & Innovation
With the new Euphony platform speakers are embedded into the headrest of a seat. This allows passengers to 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. The configuration also removes communication barriers with the cabin crew, enabling a more seamless on-board experience.
Euphony was developed in partnership with acoustic engineering company Devialet. The offering targets business class and first class cabins.
Euphony is made possible thanks to Devialet’s unique patented acoustic technologies and acoustic tuning expertise, coupled with Safran Seats’ innovation. The design calls for two Devialet bespoke loudspeakers on each side of a standard sized, premium cabin headrest.
Together, the companies promise passengers high-fidelity sound that is clear and full-bodied. 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.
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.– Franck Lebouchard, CEO at Devialet
And, while the offering may sound like science fiction, it will be reality soon enough. The company says it has a launch customer secured, with entry in service planned for 2023.
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