Global Eagle Entertainment Selects FlightPath3D Moving Map for Its Wireless Solutions
07 Nov, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT), a worldwide leading provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to airlines, has selected the FlightPath3D Moving Map & City Destination Guide service from Betria Interactive to deliver a next generation moving map and geotainment service on its wireless inflight solutions.
Available with GEE's connectivity portal and WISE™ wireless inflight entertainment solution, the new service offering will support both an HTML5 browser-based moving map as well as a fully interactive 3D application solution.
"The moving map is an essential content feature of our digital media wireless solutions and we're delighted to have a strategic partnership with Betria to utilize what we believe is the most innovative inflight map solution on the market today," commented Alexis Steinman, SVP Software and Development at GEE. "Beyond the map's infotainment features and attractive look & feel, the rich media features of Betria's map enable us to extend our sponsorship and advertising strategy by using the map's built-in, customizable points-of-interest."
"We are excited about our partnership with GEE. We share a vision of the IFE future driven by engaging passenger experiences and are committed to delivering game changing solutions together," commented Boris Veksler, President of Betria Interactive. "We believe that FlightPath3D on GEE's wireless platforms creates a strong, value-added offering available to the largest possible segment of the IFE and connectivity market."
The FlightPath3D integrated inflight moving map service includes a flight broadcast/preview "auto-play" mode and an in-seat interactive 3D map application both with detailed satellite imagery and integrated street maps. The service boasts an impressive 25,000 named locations in over 20 languages. The City Destination Guide catalog is expanding to include hundreds of the top destination cities around the globe all with detailed street-level city maps and rich, multi-media point-of-interest data. The new Themed Map service also allows airlines to create a wide variety of engaging, travel-related content experiences as an alternative to the traditional inflight entertainment (IFE) media options available today.