April 17 2018  |  Partnerships, Collaborations & Acquisitions

Mirus and KID-Systeme ink USB power deal

By Rachel Debling

KID-Systeme and Mirus announced at this year's AIX Hamburg that the SKYpower system will be used on the Hawk seat as part of Mirus' newly signed contract with AirAsia, spanning 300 aircraft for a minimum of 10 years.

According to an April press release from Mirus, using this form of in-seat power supply will minimize "both weight and intrusion into the passenger space" while at the same time providing a better passenger experience in cabins equipped with WiFi.

Jens Markworth, VP Sales KID-Systeme GmbH, commented in an April 10 statement: “Today we celebrate a striking success in Asia together with Mirus and we are pleased to announce our new relationship with Mirus and IFPL, offering an innovative, low-cost, low-weight and high-power USB solution. The system can be installed on Airbus line-fit aircraft as well as on all types of retrofit programs."

“The innovative and open approach of Mirus, KID-Systeme and IFPL has enabled a step change in the integration of peripherals into the seat," noted David Thomas, VP Business Development at IFPL, in the same news release. "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.”

Phil Hall, CEO of Mirus, also stated: “We are excited to be working with KID-Systeme GmbH to deliver a line-fit offerable power system. Along with the integrated USB port in the armrest (developed in conjunction with IFPL) we are proud to be offering such an elegantly integrated solution that brings quality power to passengers."

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