Posted on: 16 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
tGogo has introduced automatic, wireless in-hangar update capabilities for its Gogo Vision wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) server in the business aviation market.
tCustomers now have the ability to receive content updates via Gogo Cloud, the company's nationwide content delivery network. The system uses ‘machine to machine’ Wi-Fi technology to automatically load fresh content when the aircraft arrives at a Gogo Cloud location, with no interaction required from the flight crew or maintenance personnel.ttGogo Cloud capabilities are already available at select Signature Flight Support facilities, but customers can now employ the technology in their own hangars by installing a simple, no-charge equipment package available from Gogo.ttJohn Wade, Gogo Business Aviation's executive vice president and general manager, explained, "Since the dawn of digital content, keeping aircraft entertainment libraries up to date has been a challenge for the business aviation industry. Transmitting extremely large media files over airborne connections isn't practical and manual update processes are labour-intensive. Today's announcement reinvents the process, giving passengers an always-current content library without flight departments having to worry about it."ttGogo has also announced other updates to Gogo Vision at the NBAA exhibition in Las Vegas, stating that from December 2015, Gogo Vision will be available for viewing on cabin monitors in addition to personal electronic devices. The in-flight experience can be configured to display Gogo Vision content by seating zone, on specific monitors or on all monitors at once.ttFurthermore, Gogo Vision no longer requires integration with an in-flight connectivity system to complete its Digital Rights Management verification, making it a fully stand-alone IFE solution that's accessible anytime during a flight.ttFinally, Gogo Vision now includes increased customisation for its flight tracker and incorporates additional smart viewing features, allowing passengers to pick up where they left off if a certain programme needs to be interrupted.