|Gogo Vision user. Photo: Gogo
[Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Gogo is launching an enhanced version of its Gogo Vision wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and information service. This version brings a wider range of Hollywood entertainment to business aircraft and the ability to view content on Personal Electronic Devices (PED).
Gogo Vision serves up approximately 200 on-demand movies and TV shows — along with moving maps, news, flight progress information and destination weather. Content is stored in an on-board server and streamed directly to PED such as tablets.
For the system's worldwide roll-out, Gogo is offering many performance improvements, including the ability to view content on iPhones as well as tablets and laptop computers.
"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. 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," said John Wade, Gogo's executive vice president and general manager.
Gogo's UCS 5000 all-in-one smart router and media server powers the Gogo Vision service. The unit uses fully certified, DO-160-compliant aviation componentry. Gogo Vision customers can update their content libraries monthly via removable USB flash memory drives issued by Gogo.