Posted on: 30 January 2015 by Mark Howells
Gogo has announced that over half the world’s commercial aircraft flying with wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) are doing so as a result of being equipped with its Gogo Vision solution.
The company has now installed Gogo Vision on more than 1700 commercial aircraft across six major airlines and continues to roll out the product across the business aviation market.
Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief commercial officer, commented, “Gogo's wireless IFE product has become a popular way for airlines to deliver content to passengers because it's lightweight, inexpensive and easier to maintain when compared to seat-back solutions. We also now have the ability to install the Gogo Vision product on aircraft with or without our connectivity product.
“We know that the vast majority of passengers are carrying their own Wi-Fi enabled device on a plane and this technology leverages that trend," ElDifrawi continued. “As we continue to develop the
capabilities of our seat selection technologies, we expect to eventually be able to distribute entertainment customised to the preferences of each passenger on the plane.”
Gogo Vision uses content which is stored on the aircraft’s server and delivered through wireless access points to passenger’s personal electronic devices. Gogo has already licensed more than 200 films and nearly 200 television shows, including early window Hollywood content.