Automatic, in-hangar wireless update capabilities are now available for Gogo Vision in the business aviation market – along with several other new features. Gogo Vision, selected earlier in 2015 by NetJets, serves up a licensed library of Hollywood movies and TV shows. Other features include news, a flight tracker, flight progress information, destination weather information, screen sharing and in-cabin file transfer.
With Gogo Vision, customers can receive automatic content updates via the Gogo Cloud 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. Gogo Cloud capabilities are already available at select Signature Flight Support facilities. Now customers can bring Gogo Cloud capabilities to their own hangars by installing a simple, no-charge equipment package available from Gogo.
“Since the dawn of digital content, keeping aircraft entertainment libraries up to date has been a challenge for the business aviation industry,” said John Wade, executive vice president and general manager at Gogo Business Aviation. “Transmitting extremely large media files over airborne connections isn’t practical and manual update processes are labor-intensive. Today’s announcement further reinvents the process, giving passengers an always-current content library without flight departments having to worry about it.”
In other news, from December 2015, Gogo Vision will be available for viewing on cabin monitors, in addition to personal wi-fi devices such as iPhones, tablets and laptops. The inflight experience can be configured to display Gogo Vision content by seating zone, on specific monitors or on all monitors at once.
Gogo Vision no longer requires integration with an inflight connectivity system to complete its DRM verification. The company says this simplifies the installation and configuration process, and makes Gogo Vision a fully global, standalone IFE solution that’s accessible any time during a flight.
Gogo Vision has also been updated to enable increased customization of its flight tracker, and to incorporate additional ‘smart viewing’ features. For example, if passengers want to return to a program later, Gogo Vision allows them to pick up where they left off.
November 23, 2015