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Press Release: Bluebox, Global Onboard Partners deploy Jambojet IFE

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueAs announced to passengers last week, Jambojet has launched an innovative travel platform in conjunction with Global Onboard Partners to provide unique destination experiences in the air and on the ground, as the digital passenger experience takes flight in Kenya.

Customised for Jambojet, Global Onboard Partners’ destination platform Global Destination Explorer provides Jambojet passengers with the opportunity to explore exciting destinations across their route network. Branded Jambojet Destination Explorer, it provides information and the best travel tips across the customer journey, before, during and after the flight with helpful real-time notifications in each destination.

On board, Jambojet Destination Explorer is the highlight of the new JamboPlay IFE service which can be accessed via a browser on passengers’ own devices over a wireless network provided by Bluebox Aviation Systems’ award-winning portable wireless IFE platform, Bluebox Wow. Bluebox Wow provides a captive wireless network on board and integrates Global Onboard Partners’ Global Destination Explorer service into the bespoke Jambojet digital experience that passengers see.

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Jambojet Destination Explorer created by Global Onboard Partners. Image: Global Onboard Partners

With exclusive offers, rewards and dynamic maps to help passengers find the best places to stay, food to eat and attractions to visit, passengers can use Jambojet Destination Explorer to make the most out of their travel experience and see the best of each incredible destination in Jambojet’s network.

“We are excited to welcome Jambojet as our latest airline partner,” said Kirk Adams, CEO, Global Onboard Partners. “Our innovative platform has been designed to provide a win-win for everyone through the delivery of the best destination experiences and special offers to passengers through important new revenue streams to airlines and at the same time, providing greater access to tourism and hospitality partners to participate at affordable prices and receive direct contact with passengers.”

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“With the deployment of Jambojet Destination Explorer on Bluebox Wow, we’re demonstrating yet another new application for IFE – tourism and destination promotion. Our digital platform is being used to excite passengers about their destination ahead – engaging them via their own devices and establishing a foothold from which Jambojet itself can explore adding further revenue-generating features to the service as it evolves,” said Paul Rayson, Business Development Director, Bluebox. “Whether more traditional movies and TV, onboard retail, or this kind of unique destination-focused engagement, Bluebox Wow offers so much scope for creativity and innovation, enabling our airline customers an opportunity to explore how best to enhance their own unique passenger experience on board.”

Bluebox Wow is a discrete, lunchbox-sized unit, typically stowed securely in overhead bins. With a remarkably low cost of ownership, it provides wireless content streamed to passenger devices in any aircraft cabin, including a wide range of film, TV, audio, games, and other digital content, such as Global Destination Explorer.

Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd.

Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd. specialises in software solutions for the aviation industry. The Bluebox in-flight entertainment (IFE) portfolio provides airlines the latest technology to enhance the passenger experience with cost-effective and revenue-generating alternatives to seatback IFE systems.

Bluebox wireless IFE software is available on a range of hardware platforms to provide services on passengers‘ own devices, including on-board retail and IFE content (movies, TV, audio, games and other digital content), in any aircraft cabin. As part of any wireless IFE deployment, Bluebox also provides user interface development, content integration, and highly-rated ongoing system support.

Headquartered in Dunfermline, Scotland, Bluebox has a global support network in Europe, the US, Australia and Singapore.

About Global Onboard Partners

At the request of some of the world’s largest airlines, Global Onboard Partners has successfully created Global Destination Explorer as a platform to provide bookable best in-class destination experiences for passengers and generate significant ancillary revenue for airline partners. By unlocking the airline brand and offering a highly targeted and captive audience, hospitality and tourism operators can promote their destination product for a small advertising fee relative to the historical cost of advertising in inflight magazines or paying expensive commissions.

Featured image credited to Bluebox Aviation Systems