Aircell, a provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services, and a division of Gogo, has unveiled Gogo Vision, an on-demand in-flight entertainment (IFE) and information service for the business aviation market. Gogo Vision offers a library of movies and TV episodes, along with news, flight progress information and destination weather. Gogo Vision content is stored in an on-board server and streamed directly to personal electronic devices such as tablets and laptops. The library of content aboard the aircraft can be refreshed as often as the aircraft owner chooses.
Aircell has also rolled out
In addition, the company launched its UCS 5000 smart router and media server. It provides 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi service with access to in-cabin wireless services with a single log on. It permits simultaneous use of voice, connectivity and entertainment services, simultaneous management of multiple voice and data networks and management of on-board Iridium, Gogo Biz and SwiftBroadband services. The smart router is designed to manage services such as Ku-band, Global Xpress Ka-band and Iridium Next in the future. The UCS 500 features an integrated 3G/4G mobile modem, PBX functionality and optional data compression (WAN optimisation). UCS is also an optional media server that powers Gogo Vision.
Both Gogo Vision and the UCS 5000 will be available in
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