Gogo, a global provider of network and broadband connectivity for the business aviation market, has introduced Gogo Vision 360. The enhanced service offers unlimited streaming of on-demand movies, TV programming and news, along with digital magazines and a state-of-the-art 3D moving map, at a fixed monthly price.
Available with the newly released AVANCE 4.2 software update, Gogo Vision 360 is available for activation as a new service or as a free upgrade for existing Gogo Vision business aviation customers that have a Gogo AVANCE L5, L3 or SCS system installed on their aircraft. Activation will occur automatically over the air with no downtime.
Content is updated automatically each month through Gogo Cloudport, either in a customer’s own hangar or at Gogo Cloud locations throughout the US and in Europe. Gogo Vision is the only IFE service that delivers content updates over-the-air. Currently, there are nearly 900 active users online.
The 3D moving map, delivered through a partnership with FlightPath3D, features flight and travel information that is interactive and can be displayed in a variety of views. Other features include:
• 3D interactive experience with high resolution satellite imagery
• Virtual reality window seat views, cockpit head-up-display and aircraft 360
• Historical information about landmarks, attractions, and places as they’re flown over
• Points of interest that auto-play en route with distance and direction indicator
• Real-time flight data such as ground speed, altitude and heading
Vision 360 users also have access to more than 150 Hollywood movie releases and TV shows and 30 digital magazine titles. A variety of current news topics from Bloomberg News have been added including global business, investing, technology, automotive, energy and top business and finance stories from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States.
Gogo Vision 360 is configurable for Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Audio tracks for movies and TV episodes are offered in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
Gogo has been widely known as a provider of inflight connectivity products and services to major airlines such as Delta and American. However, Gogo’s business aviation products are also aboard thousands of private aircraft. In September, the company announced the sale of its Commercial Aviation business to Intelsat.