Gogo is introducing Gogo Vision 360, a premium IFE product that features a comprehensive suite of services, including an upgraded 3D moving map. Available with the newly released Avance 4.2 software update, Gogo Vision 360 is available for activation via a call to Gogo customer care as a new service or as a free upgrade for existing Gogo Vision customers with a Gogo Avance L5, L3 or SCS system installed on their aircraft. Activation will occur automatically over the air with no downtime required.
Vision 360 offers unlimited streaming of on-demand movies, TV programming and news, along with digital magazines and a 3D moving map, all at a fixed monthly price, eliminating the unpredictability and often high costs associated with inflight streaming video and audio.
All Gogo Vision content is updated automatically each month via 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 Gogo Vision users online.
“Gogo Vision has become an essential part of the inflight experience for many of our passengers and operators,” says Sergio Aguirre, Gogo's president. “Passengers want to be productive during their flights, but they also need downtime. The addition of a new 3D moving map will provide a new interactive experience for passengers that we're excited to offer. Vision 360 is an important next step in our commitment to deliver the best inflight connectivity and entertainment experience to business aviation.”
Gogo's 3D moving map, delivered through a partnership with FlightPath3D, features engaging flight and travel information that is interactive and can be displayed in a variety of views. Additional highlights include a game-like 3D interactive experience with high resolution satellite imagery; immersive virtual reality window seat views, cockpit head-up-display and aircraft 360; historical information about landmarks, attractions and places; entertaining points of interest that auto-play en route with distance and direction indicator; and real-time flight data such as ground speed, altitude and heading.
In addition to the Gogo 3D interactive moving map, Vision 360 users will have access to a host of additional content including an entertainment lineup that includes unlimited viewing of more than 150 of the latest Hollywood movie releases and popular TV shows, including popular Disney movies and TV programming; eMagazines and news clips; and, coming soon, destination weather.
There are 30 digital magazine titles available on Gogo Vision 360 from well-known titles including Golf Digest, Forbes, Wine Spectator, Newsweek, Wired, People and Town & Country. Customers onboard will get the most current issue as well as the previous issue for each publication.
“In the ongoing COVID-19 environment in which we're living, digital publications have proven to be very popular with passengers because they no longer have to worry about who else might have been holding a magazine like they do when it is printed on paper,” Aguirre continues. “eMagazines are not only convenient and up to date, but they offer a safer option that helps ensure passenger health.”
For those interested in global news, a wide array 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.