Posted on: 07 August 2014 by Mark Howells
Gogo has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by the FAA to provide commercial aircraft with its Gogo Vision in-flight entertainment (IFE) product, but without the connectivity service.
Previously, when installing Gogo Vision on an aircraft, Gogo had to also equip as mandatory its connectivity service. Now, however, Gogo can install the Vision on-board servers (pictured) as a standalone product. The servers are used to store movies and are configured to be able to update content regularly using a USB flash drive.
Weighing as little as 87kg, Gogo Vision is designed to offer a light-weight, low-cost alternative to seat back IFE.
Gogo's chief commercial officer, Ash ElDifrawi, remarked, "We definitely have seen demand for the standalone version of this product. Some of Alaska Airlines' Gogo Vision equipped aircraft will be configured this way and the service will launch later this year."