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Onboard Entertainment: The Top 5 Yacht Tech Updates for 2020

Let our top five superyacht technology updates take your onboard entertainment to a new level.

In today’s age of constant innovation, technology undeniably has a significant impact on our time spent on board a yacht. Keeping the kids (and adults) entertained inevitably involves some screen time – from catching the game and watching the latest movie releases, to video calls and service enhancements, new technology advances now enable the same “on-demand” experience on your yacht that you have at home.

Working with onboard connectivity partner Icon Connect, we’ve highlighted some of the latest yachting tech to look out for in 2020.  Whether planning a new yacht build or refit, or simply looking for high-tech yacht charter options, our top five superyacht technology updates will take your cruising entertainment to a new level.

1

THE WALL

Samsung

Bigger is ALWAYS better! This latest generation LED video wall provides the ultimate 8K large screen experience thanks to a seamless modular microLED design. Advanced processing enables the display for digital artwork, multi-screen video conferencing or a good old-fashioned huge TV.

Samsung the wall TV

2

INFOTAINMENT

Yacht Eye

Yacht Eye provides an interactive yacht “Infotainment” system to enhance your time onboard. 3D maps, itinerary, weather, real-time data and the new interactive “explore” module are just some of the applications available.

Yacht eye infotainment system

3

DESIGN YOUR OWN CONTROL

Icon Connect

Icon Connect can now provide you with a theme-based iPad control for your yacht entertainment and room controls. Set themes for different times of day, or simply refresh the graphics on a whim – the room control is now truly customisable.

Icon connect control

4

MULTI-FUNCTION STEWARD CALL

Gest

GEST provides an elegant wireless service call solution with an innovative, multi-function touch interface. Subtle sound and light indicate the state of the call. When an attendant confirms the call, the GEST button turns green, seamlessly informing the user that service will arrive shortly.

Gest service call

5

4/5G BONDED DATA

MIMO CONNECT

Yachts spend a large proportion of their cruising time within sight of the coast. 4G LTE and soon 5G networks are now more accessible than ever, providing cost-effective high bandwidth connectivity through bonded 5G compatible data systems. Now you can truly stream HD video on board!

Mimo connect 5G

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