DPI Labs, based in La Verne, California, specialises in crew and passenger control, LED cabin lighting and entertainment systems for business and large VVIP aircraft cabins. Ingenio, based in Montreal, Canada, is a technology firm that designs and builds products for the cabin and cockpit.
"Ingenio's products greatly complement DPI Labs' cabin systems. Our goal has always been to offer passengers a positive flying experience that stimulates all their senses, whether through cabin lighting, 4k video solutions, theatre-quality audio or intuitive cabin control," says DPI CEO Vicki Brown. "Ingenio adds even more comfort and convenience to the passenger experience with elegant tablet arms, the very latest in USB charging port technology and Bluetooth audio. We are delighted to be able to offer them as part of our solutions now."
Brown explains that equally as crucial as enhancing passenger experience is developing cabin systems that can stand the test of time or be upgraded and serviced well into the future. "DPI Labs still services, supports and upgrades our systems from as far back as three decades," she continues. "The systems we design and sell today not only include the latest audio-video technology such as Dolby Atmos and 4k video distribution and cabin displays, but they have built-in measures to ensure upgradeability in the future. Ingenio Aerospace shares this vision of future-proofing aircraft cabins."
"Ingenio is approved by Apple for both MFi development and manufacturing of electronic accessories," says Ingenio president and CEO James Bell. "When we design USB charging products and portable electronic device arms for aircraft cabins, we are not only looking at the consumer technology available today, we commit to developing for the future."
Bell notes the recent unveiling of the new Apple iPhone 15 Pro, which uses USB-C technology to charge, as a game changer for consumers but even more so for the aviation industry: "The fragmented connector market has inconvenienced consumers. However, it's been a high-cost issue in aviation, where products have been engineered, certified and installed only to become obsolete in a few years. The aircraft cabin can now be a completely USB-C-friendly environment, which allows us to fearlessly develop to the technology's full potential, including high-speed data transfer, audio and video distribution, and increased power output. DPI Labs' forward-looking approach to designing cabin management, lighting and entertainment systems is an excellent fit with our strategy, and we're excited to be working with it."