This week, we’re taking a closer look at the Internet of Things. This new wave of technology is rapidly changing the way we interact with things around us. From basic remote controlled lights to advanced security systems, IoT is everywhere. If IoT hasn’t (yet) entered your life, we’re here to help change that with a prize package containing virtually everything you need to connect your home, your car and even your luggage.
In the package, you’ll find tablets for 2, an Android phone, Bluetooth speakers, a complete Nest package, a Samsung SmartThings home monitoring kit, Tile tracker tags, the Automatic car monitoring dongle, Google Chromecast, Ring doorbell, Chamberlain garage door connection kit and several Anker chargers and cables.
Entering this amazing contest is simple – just follow the steps below in our contest widget, and take advantage of the bonus entry methods! Once you have entered, be sure to read the rest of this article for a brief introduction to IoT and aviation, and how Gogo is leading the way in developing and enabling aviation IoT products and services.
IoT isn’t just something that makes life on the ground easier; there are also incredible developments in the skies. Airlines all around the world are taking their first steps to connect their aircraft. IoT on a plane can connect everything from the cockpit to the engines and even maintenance logs. Imagine crews on the ground knowing that something on the plane isn’t working right, before the plane even starts its descent into the airport. Crews can be waiting for the plane with spare parts ready to use.
Applications in connected aircraft solutions can even provide pilots with Wi-Fi connected electronic flight bags, replacing the large leather briefcases filled with paper charts. In the cabin, IoT is also quickly expanding; flight crews are equipped with connected handheld devices that can provide them with passenger information, up to the minute gate details and process real-time credit card transactions from passenger purchases.
Of course, without connectivity, there is no IoT. As the largest provider of in-flight Internet connectivity, we are what puts the I in IoT. To spark a conversation about the technology, we recently unveiled a book that dives into what happens when the Internet of Things meets aviation. Later this week, you’ll be able to download an electronic version of the book, so you too can become an expert on what Cisco claims will see 50 billion devices connected by 2020. In the meantime, enjoy our contest – good luck!