Global Eagle Entertainment has released its response to a post-COIVD-19 travel experience with the launch of the second generation of its Airconnect portable wireless inflight entertainment solution.
Airconnect Go 2.0 reduces touchpoints in flight as passengers do not need to engage with onboard screens, using their own smartphone, laptop or tablet to access over 3,500 hours of content including Hollywood movies, TV series, music, podcasts, digital publications, games, and the interactive flight tracker.
Mike Pigott, Senior Vice President Connectivity, Global Eagle, says: “Our upgraded solution is lightweight and robust, providing 15 hours of continuous service and expandable storage capacity, double that of the previous iteration. There is no hardware to install and it delivers instant results, offering curated content packages to relax, inform, and entertain travellers.
According to Pigott, airlines can benefit from an “affordable monthly subscription model, touchless cellular or Wi-Fi updates and comprehensive user-consumption behaviour data, enabling IFE managers to gain an in-depth understanding of passenger tastes.”
Global Eagle’s second generation of Airconnect Go has no hardware activation fee and can fit into the overhead bin of most commercial aircraft, weighing only seven pounds. Airconnect Go 2.0 uses the latest file encryption technologies to maximise content storage by 50%. Multiple units can be positioned throughout the aircraft, with only one connection point for passengers, smoothing their access to the entertainment portal.
New lower pricing for optional accessories is available, including: an aircraft powered solution, a PA Pause Dongle to automatically pause media playback during onboard announcements, a mounting tray, and a bag bin partition, enabling Airconnect Go 2.0 to be securely stored in the overhead storage bin.