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Aircell launches US digital content delivery network

US in-flight connectivity equipment and services firm Aircell (NASDAQ: GOGO) said it has launched the company´s new nationwide wireless content delivery network called Gogo Cloud.

Gogo Cloud allows customers of Aircell´s new in-flight entertainment service, Gogo Vision, to automatically receive the latest updates whenever they visit a Gogo Cloud location.

When an aircraft arrives at a Gogo Cloud location, Aircell´s UCS 5000 system automatically connects to the Gogo Cloud Wi-Fi signal and does a complete content update all without any intervention from the flight crew.

The transfer takes place at ultra-high speed typically less than 60 seconds to load a 30-minute TV episode, and about three minutes for a feature-length movie. Aircell´s UCS 5000 system is business aviation´s first all-in-one smart router/media server.

Beginning in January 2014, Gogo Cloud will be available at select Signature Flight Support facilities, and equipment packages will be available to individual flight departments that want to bring Gogo Cloud capabilities to their own hangars.

Signature Flight Support has been selected as the exclusive FBO launch partner for Gogo Cloud. Initial facilities are already equipped with the service at IAD, MCO and LAS and approximately 15 key business and resort Signature locations are expected to be live by the end of 2014.

Aircell, a Gogo company, is a provider of in-flight connectivity and entertainment to the business aviation market.

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