“In-Flight Entertainment has become a huge focus for the aerospace industry because it gives airlines the opportunity to provide additional value to its passengers, and serves as a new medium to brand and promote their company,” explains Chris Gasson, Touch International aerospace program manager. “We are able to fulfill both passenger and airline expectations with our MulTI-Touch Projected Capacitive technology.”
The company insures that all Federal Aviation and airline regulations are met by using flame-retardant plastics and adhesives, low ohm shielding, and EMI suppression gaskets. Other display enhancements are often used to maximize screen brightness, minimize reflection, and reduce fingerprints.
The company has seen an explosion in IFE demand and anticipates exceeding year-over-year sales numbers by more than 30 percent; for 2012, officials expect that number to jump to 50 percent.
“The airline industry is really starting to emphasize comfort and design, and is examining how the passenger experience can be enhanced,” says Gasson. “We are excited to be part of the process, helping our customers to make history and continuing to change the way people and machines interact.”