Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced today that it has partnered with Delta Air Lines and Delta Flight Products, Delta’s subsidiary aircraft interiors company, to launch Gogo Vision Touch.
Gogo Vision Touch is our new seatback product that allows for wireless streaming of in-flight entertainment content like Delta Studio, Delta’s suite of onboard entertainment, to a tablet permanently mounted to the back of a seat, in addition to a customer’s personal device.
Gogo Vision Touch will be installed by Bombardier in conjunction with Gogo’s industry-leading 2Ku connectivity
technology on Bombardier CS100 aircraft.
“Bringing the latest in-flight entertainment technology to our customers is a part of our ongoing effort to enhance the customer experience through innovation,” said Gil West, Delta’s Chief Operating Officer.
“The new system from Gogo that our Delta Flight Products team played a key role in designing will feature all free in-flight entertainment via Delta Studio, wirelessly.”
“Delta and Bombardier brought a lot of ingenuity to this program and have enabled it to come to life,” said Jon Cobin, Gogo’s chief commercial officer. “We’re pleased to work so closely with our largest partner to help them realize their goal of redefining the business of inflight entertainment with a cost effective solution.”
“Delta’s CS100 will be the first C Series aircraft to offer in-flight connectivity to passengers as of 2018. This new feature will be a great addition to the unparalleled passenger experience the C Series already offers,” added Rob Dewar, Vice President, C Series aircraft program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
Gogo Vision Touch is installed in concert with Gogo’s 2Ku solution and leverages Gogo’s in-cabin network technology – server, modem and wireless access points – to wirelessly bring entertainment to the seat. The system is engineered to be simple, inexpensive, lightweight and modular, prioritizing ease of use and maintenance for our customers.
Today, Gogo is the leader in wireless in-flight entertainment through its Gogo Vision product, which leverages the same technology to wirelessly bring content to a passengers’ own device. That product is installed on more than 2,500 aircraft. Gogo Vision Touch will provide a similar experience to Gogo Vision but, rather than streaming content only to a passengers’ own device, the in-flight entertainment content will also be delivered to a fixed tablet in the seat.