|About AVID Products|
AVID Products was established as a division of the original AVID, which stands for Audio Visual Instructional Devices, in 1951. The airline division was an early manufacturer of airline passenger control units in our Rhode Island facility, which also produced premium consumer speakers, educational listening devices, and metal stampings for the three other divisions of the company. Because of this expertise, AVID was asked to produce the world's first IFE headset by TWA in 1961, and soon after was producing the first and only IFE headsets in the world. Today, AVID is a privately owned corporation in Middletown, Rhode Island, and among the world's leading manufacturers of inflight entertainment and comfort items.
Our product line has expanded since our start in 1951 to include comfort items such as amenity kits, pillows, pillow covers, blankets, hot towels, sleep suits, airsick bags, lavatory soap, RON kits and children's items. Catering items include disposable and rotable dishware, cutlery kits, atlas trays, plastic cups, salt and pepper shakers. Standard services consist of worldwide warehousing, distribution, and "vendor inventory management".
An early ad depicting a romantic shared
usage of AVID's pneumatic headset