VBH | NEWS
Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties has installed a state-of-the-art entertainment and IT system onboard MY Lady Britt to create the ultimate yachting experience for the Owners and guests. All Owner and guest areas are equipped with wireless 6” Crestron touch panels to control the audio and video on demand system, light, blinds, HD satellite TV, DVD player and central radio and can even be used to make a steward call. Furthermore, VBH took care of the IP telephony (Cisco), lighting control (Lutron) and VSAT communication systems on board.
The AV system on board is based on centrally placed sources distributed over fibre optic cable to all areas via a Full HD capable Digital Media system. A Blu-ray enabled Kaleidescape video-on-demand system is implemented and accessible from every cabin, including the Technogym exercise machines. To let the Owner and his loved ones enjoy the full cinema experience a professional 50” plasma screen has been installed where sound quality comes from surround sound speakers with subwoofers. A unique outside cinema has been created on the Sun Deck. The projector, the 100” cinema screen and cinema speakers pop down from the ceiling at the press of a button.
The Oculus YachtEye, a high-end information providing tool, gives the Owners and guests information about the current location of Lady Britt, the historical and planned route and points of interest along the itinerary. Live sensor data from the bridge is also presented like the current temperature, wind direction, speed and more. A real-time 3D graphic can be displayed on all TVs on board showing the yacht on its current position in Google Earth.
To be as less intrusive to the interior as possible, the majority of the equipment, like the large Full HD LCD and Plasma TV’s are placed on ceiling hinges or behind movable artwork panels. Brought along music stored on iPods can be enjoyed in all rooms by placing this user-device in the central iPod docking station or in local ones.
The Captain and crew have also been thought of; the crew cabins have been equipped with 10.2” flip-down monitors with a built-in DVD player. The Crew Lounge and Crew Mess are fitted with large Full HD LCDs with access to HD Satellite TV and Kaleidescape Video on Demand.
Once the Entertainment & IT system have been installed, your owner wants to take full advantage of it. In the fast-moving world of A/V entertainment and IT, regular updates, modifications and maintenance are essential to keep your system up-to-date and smoothly-running.
With our Service & Maintenance Agreement, we provide service visits for equipment checks, satellite swaps, software updates, control system modifications and crew training. In addition, we offer remote technical support for troubleshooting and questions and a number of service visits for on board troubleshooting are included in each package. Three different packages are available: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Click here for our Service & Maintenance agreement brochure.
Are you interested in our Service & Maintenance agreement or would you like to receive more information? Please contact Matt Gunther and Bas Nuijten: email@example.com.
MY Flying Eagle is currently undergoing a refit at Lusben, Azimut Benetti’s refit and repair facility. Nakhimov Yachts manages the refit of the 48m Bloemsma & Van Breemen built yacht. VBH has won the order for a refit of the AV system.
For MY Flying Eagle, which was delivered in 2005, VBH will replace the TV’s in all areas with the latest FULL HD plasma and LED TV’s and install region free Blu-Ray players. The owners areas will even be equipped with 3D. The owner and his loved ones will soon enjoy their favourite music and movies through their new Kaleidescape Audio&Video on demand system. They will also be able to watch the full range of the SKY HD channels and Russian HD channels via Platforma HD. On request of the owner, the control of the entertainment system will be done with the new iPad2 in combination with 3rd generation Crestron processors.
The pace of technological change in audio video technology is extremely high and yacht owners always want to have the latest and greatest systems on board. Once their yacht is in operation, it is in their interest that upgrades and refits can be performed in the most cost-effective way. For MY Flying Eagle, VBH has selected the equipment in such a way that the existing cable infrastructure can be re-used; current cabling originally meant for SD analog signals will now carry HD digital signals. As a result, the need for carpentry work and additional cable pulling can be minimized.
Time between project signing and completion date is short. With the right project management, supplier connections and effort of our commissioning engineers, VBH will carry out the project from project signing to commissioning in six weeks.
VBH | TECHNOVELTIES
iPad control: new features
Many yachts have just crossed the ocean to go to the Mediterranean and are getting ready for the new season. Others have moved to the Northern US. In order to keep your Entertainment and IT systems smoothly running and get them up-to-date for the new season, the VBH support team is ready to assist you. Different satellite receivers are needed for different geographical areas. VBH can take care of swapping your current satellite receivers for the ones applicable to the Mediterranean or Northern US. We recommend to combine a satellite receiver swap with a maintenance check of your Entertainment and IT system.
Are you interested in this service or would you like to receive more information? Please contact Matt Gunther and Bas Nuijten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s yacht Owners expect to Twitter about their daily activities and watch all the movies, TV channels and newspapers they are used to at home. Simultaneously, they want to communicate to the rest of the world, watch YouTube videos and share photos and videos with his friends on the shore. The same goes for guests and crew. This behavior places high demands on the availability and bandwidth of internet connections. VBH offers two solutions for Network Control and Bandwidth Control Optimization.
We all know that it can be hard to keep your new smartphone dry onboard a yacht. Especially for crew members that work outside, this can be a real challenge. VBH knows this and offers you a helping hand with DryCASE and DryBUDS. Simply put your phone inside the DryCASE vacuum seal, pump out all the air and insert your DryBUDS waterproof headphones. An armband is included to attach your phone to your arm. You can even go diving or snorkeling, since the DryCASE seal is waterproof to 100 feet.
Special offer! Buy DryCASE and DryBUDS now for €50,-. For more information, please contact Nathalie van Popering at email@example.com or call +31 6 29409811.
VBH | EVENTS & PRESS
Van Berge Henegouwen is preparing itself for exhibiting at the Hainan Rendez Vous, which will run from April 1 – 4 2011. The second edition of this event will take place at a unique location in the middle of Sanya, the booming capital of the Chinese Riviera.
The Hainan Rendez Vous is all about luxury lifestyle for the elite Chinese and overseas. Besides superyachts, the show offers private jets, helicopters, luxury cars, fashion brands and luxury properties.
As prominent system integrator onboard Feadship superyachts, VBH is assisting Feadship with technological solutions to strengthen the innovative image of the yard and give the audience a glimpse of the luxury yacht lifestyle. Movies of Feadship yachts, in combination with luxury lifestyle images, will be displayed on a large video wall. This wall can be controlled by means of iPads. VBH is also proud to present her latest innovation, TOPiC, to the superyacht industry. TOPiC is an interactive cocktail table where multiple people can play around with digital photos, videos and interactive effects and which gives each area a touch of elegance and attraction.
Visit Feadship and VBH at the Hainan Rendezvous, booth number G5.
Want to know more? Please contact Susanne Mensink at Susanne@bergehenegouwen.com or call +31 6 29069144.
Coping with Changing Media Preferences
In terms of onboard Audio/Video and IT systems, many different technologies have come and gone over the past years. To cope with those developments, the changing media preferences of the yacht Owner and deliver the ultimate yachting experience, Van Berge Henegouwen has developed a design model to provide the yacht Owner with a future-proof, luxury, personalized, but above all reliable entertainment system which can cope with all his needs and requirements. Now and in the future.
The AVIT Challenge – The case for proper system maintenance
AV entertainment and IT systems are more prominent on yachts than ever. Yet, while the integration of iPads, video on demand, satellite TV and the like has become a must have, it should not become an engineer’s nightmare. Good documentation, crew training, proper installation and a reliable technology partner are prerequisites for success, as Bas Nuijten from Van Berge Henegouwen explains.
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