Safran Seats reveals Euphony, an innovative passenger experience 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 contributing with its world class expertise and innovation to this joint effort.
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. With no more communication barriers with fellow travelers nor the cabin crew, Euphony enables a seamless on-board experience.
Euphony is made possible thanks to Devialet’s unique patented acoustic technologies and acoustic tuning expertise, coupled with Safran Seats’ invention which consists of two Devialet bespoke loudspeakers on each side of a standard sized headrest. Together, they provide the passenger with a 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.
Available across the Safran Seats Business class & First class product portfolio, Euphony is an intelligent solution that was selected by a launch customer and will enter into service in 2023.
“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.
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.”
Safran is an international high-technology group operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and annual revenues of EUR 15.3 billion in 2021. Alone or in partnership, it holds world or regional leadership positions in its core markets.
Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Seats is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft seats, for both crew and passengers. 1 million Safran Seats-manufactured aircraft seats are currently in service with air fleets around the world.
Devialet is a French acoustical engineering company operating at the intersection of luxury and cutting edge technology. Devialet is on a mission to elevate sound to its rightful place in people’s lives by delivering uniquely meaningful audio experiences through iconic products.
By coupling unrivaled sound quality with a sleek and modern design, Devialet’s world-class engineers set a high standard for innovation and push the boundaries of what can be achieved with audio engineering.
The foundation of Devialet’s success is built upon a series of radical innovations in the audio world, from hardware to signal treatment, improving audio experience, embedded in all Devialet products: Expert Pro amplifiers, Phantom speakers, true wireless earbud Devialet Gemini and Devialet Dione soundbar.
Since 2017, Devialet has also strengthened its licensing activity portfolio alongside its first-party range, offering partners custom-made acoustic solutions that leverage the company’s know-how & tech.
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