Posted on: 19 May 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Gogo is set to launch an enhanced version of its Gogo Vision wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution – which stores content in an on-board server and streams it directly to personal electronic devices – for business jet operators worldwide.
The enhanced version of the product will offer the business aviation market improvements including the ability to view content on iPhones as well as tablets and laptop computers and compatibility with a greater range of Cabin Management Systems.
“IFE is set to become the next competitive differentiator for charter and fractional operators. Passenger expectations are being driven ever higher by what they experience on airlines, which now offer a huge array of the latest movies and shows on demand. Business aviation shouldn’t be any different,” said John Wade, EVP and general manager, Gogo.
“Thanks to newly-expanded distribution agreements with entertainment rights holders, we are now able to offer Gogo Vision globally, bringing an entirely new level of IFE choice and convenience to many new markets,” Wade continued. “The system, which can be installed on business aircraft as small as light jets and turboprops, means passengers never need to think of bringing their own in-flight entertainment again.”
Recently chosen for a rollout across NetJets’ portfolio of aircraft, Gogo Vision serves up approximately 200 on-demand movies and TV shows as well as with moving maps, news, flight information and destination weather.
Content libraries can be updated monthly via removable USB flash memory drives issued by Gogo, and customers have the additional option of receiving automatic updates every time the aircraft visits a participating Gogo Cloud location in the US.