|Airline passenger using Gogo. Photo: Gogo
[Avionics Today 02-04-2016] Gogo's wireless In-flight Entertainment (IFE) streaming technology, Gogo Vision, has now been installed on more than 2,000 aircraft.
Gogo Vision allows airline passengers to stream onboard IFE content strata to their Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs), without using Internet connectivity. The content is stored on a server on the aircraft and then delivered to individual devices through Gogo's in-cabin network.
"We know that passengers want entertainment on their own devices. We also know that almost everyone boards a plane with at least one Wi-Fi-enabled device. Gogo Vision was built to take advantage of this trend," said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief commercial officer. "It has become successful because weight matters in aviation. When compared to traditional in-flight entertainment solutions, Gogo is much lighter weight, requires less maintenance and is lower cost."
More than 2,200 commercial aircraft are outfitted with the technology and more than 1 million videos are being watched through Gogo Vision each month.