Recently launched seat manufacturer, Mirus Aircraft Seating, has teamed up with two cabin electronics suppliers to integrate technology within its Hawk lightweight seat. digEcor is working to provide in-seat USB power in conjunction with IFPL, a manufacturer of IFEC peripherals, to deliver a system that maximizes the physical space of the seat and seamlessly integrates the USB outlet with the seat arm.
The seat box fits within the seat pan itself rather than the floor and requires only three components: the high-power USB outlet, seat box and power supply unit. With a Hawk seat thus fitted, each passenger will be able to charge and power their personal devices in flight.
Phil Hall, CEO at Mirus stated, “digEcor and IFPL have done a fantastic job in helping to develop an elegant, fully integrated USB solution that delivers full functionality within an extremely tight envelope.”
“The innovative and open approach of Mirus, digEcor and IFPL has enabled a step change in the integration of peripherals into the seat”, added David Thomas, VP of business development at IFPL. “This solution demonstrates that ergonomics and aesthetics do not have to be compromised to deliver a low cost, low weight integrated solution. In fact, it provides a significant enhancement to the passenger experience and competitive advantage to an airline.”