UC in Mid-Air Even Easier With FAA Rules Change

    Using Unified Communications at 35,000 feet is easy. Flying across the U.S. on Virgin America and I’m still able to keep in contact and stay productive leveraging ShoreTel Communicator over Gogo in-flight wireless.

    Although streaming media like voice over IP is highly discouraged by the provider (as is streaming the NHL from my Slingbox), I am able to use Instant Messaging for real-time communications. Sure I can still email, but for an interactive conversation instant messaging is much more effective.

    And now that the Federal Aviation Commission is changing some rules on using electronics, approving use of devices in all stages of flight, I don’t have to worry about powering down for takeoffs and landings!

    Now if I could just power off the screaming child in aisle 14.

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