Open-source online video platform Kaltura has been tapped to power in-flight connectivity provider Gogo's new streaming video product, Gogo Vision.
Gogo Vision initially will be available on American Airlines' fleet of Boeing 767-200s, as well as on select Delta Airlines flights. Passengers will be able to browse, select and view premium video content from the comfort of their own laptops and devices.
Gogo said Kaltura was chosen because of its flexible technology that allowed it to tweak the platform to fit its needs. Kaltura developed a custom solution that uses an on-premise version of its software, installed on the airplane alongside Gogo's receiver and router. Gogo's entire video catalog is stored by Kaltura in encrypted form and served over the craft's Wi-Fi network. Gogo's ATG Network is used only for the purchase and DRM license transaction.
Kaltura developed a custom solution that uses an on-premise version of its software, installed on the airplane alongside Gogo's receiver and router. Kaltura stores the entire video catalog in encrypted form and serves the video over the plane's Wi-Fi network. Gogo's ATG Network is used only for the purchase and DRM license transaction.
Gogo said it "tweaked" Kaltura's platform to meet its needs and "enjoyed low implementation costs, a short time to market and advanced technology."
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