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Improved In-Flight Entertainment

Virgin America Will Install Surround Sound on Planes Via Dysonics

— June 15, 2015 — World
Delivering better experiences to travellers while still remaining economical is a challenge for many airlines, yet Virgin America might have figured out a solid solution for their recently improved in-flight entertainment. The airline has partnered up with startup Dysonics to introduce surround sound for a more enjoyable entertainment experience. Not to mention Virgin America is also bringing new touchscreens, more storage capacity, more games and improved maps to flyers.

In regards to the improved in-flight entertainment audio, Dysonics co-founder and CTO Robert Dalton Jr. says, “Airlines in general are always looking to be as economical as possible, that’s one of the realities one of the industry. So we have to identify what will be the things that will really drive the guest experience, something somebody will notice and will be impactful, whether you’re on a short flight or you’re going to be with us for five and a half or six hours.”
Trend Themes
1. Improved-in-flight Entertainment Audio - The trend of airlines partnering with audio technology startups like Dysonics opens up opportunities for improved surround sound experiences that enhance the overall in-flight entertainment for travelers.
2. Enhanced Touchscreen Displays - A growing trend in the airline industry is the integration of advanced touchscreens, which provides airlines an opportunity to offer more interactive and engaging content for passengers during flights.
3. Augmented Storage Capacity for In-flight Entertainment - With the increasing demand for more entertainment options, airlines can explore the trend of expanding storage capacity, allowing passengers to access a wider array of movies, shows, and games.
Industry Implications
1. Airlines - Airlines can benefit from partnering with audio technology companies to provide enhanced in-flight entertainment experiences, boosting customer satisfaction and loyalty.
2. Audio Technology - The audio technology industry can capitalize on the opportunity of partnering with airlines to develop innovative solutions that deliver immersive surround sound experiences for in-flight entertainment systems.
3. Electronics Manufacturing - The manufacturing industry can explore the trend of producing advanced touchscreens and storage devices tailored for in-flight entertainment systems, catering to the growing demand for better passenger experiences.
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