November 8 2018  |  Inflight Entertainment

SkyLights and Allomind announce merger

By Rachel Debling

Credit: Ingrid Barrentine - Alaska Airlines

Cinematic VR technoloy company SkyLights announced today it has merged with VR headset maker Allomind under the name SkyLights Inc.

The companies first worked together last year on the standalone VR system Allosky, which launched in June 2018. The new company will be lead by David Dicko, current CEO of SkyLights, and Allomind’s co-founder and CEO, Abhijit Limaye, will be named the new company’s Chief Product and Technology Officer.

Dicko commented in today's statement: “Allomind’s superior-design hardware has been instrumental in enabling SkyLights to focus on the premium passenger experience first. In consolidating our expertise, we are now in the advantageous position to grow VR as inflight entertainment and pursue our shared vision of enabling anyone to sit back and enjoy an immersive cinematic experience on demand. Essentially, we have come together to create the ultimate immersive media platform, 30,000 ft in the air."

Abhijit Limaye, CEO of Allomind, also noted: “Rapid, lean innovation is what we do best. With access to a strong marketplace, we will continue to launch even more innovative products and rich experiences that will change the landscape of the travel industry."

“Alaska Airlines has enjoyed working with the SkyLights team to become the first carrier to bring SkyLights’ new Allosky Cinematic VR entertainment to North American airspace,” said David Scotland, Alaska Airlines’ manager of inflight entertainment and connectivity. “We look forward to the enhanced innovation and increased expertise resulting from the newly expanded SkyLights Inc."

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