GoMedia, Europe’s leading onboard infotainment systems developer, is announcing Greyhound as its first North American customer.
GoMedia will launch its onboard platform with Icomera, Greyhound’s onboard Wi-Fi provider, on the motorcoach operator’s fleet of buses, providing passengers with access to the latest Hollywood blockbusters including Black Panther, Justice League and Wonder Woman, TV boxsets and much more as the service rolls out.
Matt Seaman, CEO, GoMedia, says: “The United States provides amazing opportunities for GoMedia to boost the onboard experience for even more public transport users. The bus and motorcoach industry is a huge market in the US, with long-distance bus travel a key operative in interstate travel, and we are proud to be providing Greyhound with Europe’s industry-leading infotainment platform.
“GoMedia’s launch into the US market comes off the back of our successes in the UK and Europe, where we have worked with some of the continent’s leading transport operators to increase passenger satisfaction and turn previously dead time into entertaining and productive time. We are looking forward to this new chapter, helping Greyhound create enjoyable and memorable experiences for its passengers.”
As well as delivering the onboard Wi-Fi technology, Icomera will host the GoMedia Infotainment content as a virtual application on its high-performance mobile access and application router. This eliminates the need for additional onboard hardware such as a dedicated media server.
Magnus Friberg, Senior VP of Icomera’s activities in the Americas: “Having supplied onboard Internet solutions to Greyhound since 2010, we are very pleased to be continually serving both operator and passengers with our industry-leading onboard connectivity platform. By working with GoMedia to provide premium entertainment, the passenger experience will evolve and push further ahead of the curve. We are looking forward to seeing how our partnership can deliver further functionality through 2019 and beyond.”
Todd Koch, VP of Strategy and Business Development, Greyhound Lines, Inc. says: “We are dedicated to ensuring that our passengers receive the most complete experience possible when traveling with Greyhound. Working with GoMedia and Icomera means more of our passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy world-class content from leading studios. We are showcasing ourselves as industry innovators, which has been a part of our DNA throughout our long history.”
Greyhound joins GoMedia’s portfolio of world leading transport operators, including First Group, Eurostar, Virgin Trains, National Express and Abellio.
Icomera is the world’s leading provider of open Internet connectivity and application platforms for passenger transport and public safety. Its award-winning products are deployed on rail, road and sea, serving millions of Wi-Fi users every week across the globe and providing high-speed access for fleet tracking and mission-critical onboard systems. Icomera is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France. www.icomera.com
GoMedia creates industry-leading infotainment platforms for rail, coach and transport companies, including First Group, Eurostar, Virgin Trains, National Express, c2c, Abellio, and Greyhound, helping customers monetise their existing on-board Wi-Fi infrastructure and revolutionise their passenger experience with world-class entertainment, information and advertising content, hosted on-board and delivered to passengers’ own mobile devices.
With outstanding content offerings, from blockbuster films from major Studios, catch-up TV from ITV, reality TV from Hayu, boxsets from HBO, the latest must see content from NOW TV, as well as games, digital magazines and newspapers, GoMedia gives passengers fantastic entertainment packages that reflect and extend brands.
GoMedia also generates significant ancillary revenue opportunities for customers, including sponsorship, enhanced data, passenger upgrades and at-seat ordering, among other options. www.gomedia.io
Greyhound, a FirstGroup plc company, is the only national provider of scheduled intercity coach services in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Dallas, Greyhound provides scheduled passenger services to 3,800 destinations carrying approximately 18 million passengers a year. The company’s point-to-point service, Greyhound Express, serves more than 135 markets and also operates brands for local markets including BoltBus, Lucky Streak casino service and Greyhound Connect. Greyhound is the first U.S.-based intercity bus company to operate domestic service within Mexico as well as international connections to Texas. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com