The Captain & Owner employed Global Marine to update their entertainment and IT systems onboard the beautiful Fiordland Jewel.
The installation involved updating some systems and implementing some new components. Since the build there have been some major advancements meaning there was plenty of space for improvement. We were tasked with improving connectivity, security and entertainment, as well as updating the vessels documentation as appropriate.
Ubiquiti Unifi network system
Axis camera system
RTI Control System, Apple TV & Plex
RTI iPad Remote Control System
Update systems documentation
LINK System Monitoring & Integration
A full rebuild of wiring, power, and cabling was also required to ensure stability and performance onboard.
The vessel has quarters for up to 6 crew and 8 guests and this can be demanding on the network. With Ubiquiti we were able to improve the users online experience by creating a robust, reliable network to serve these demands.
With this came tidying up the systems installation, re-running cables and creating a workspace that allowed for ease of use, and ease of access. Guests and crew alike can now enjoy seamless connectivity to the yachts internet connection and entertainment systems.
Security is key for vessel like this, and the cameras also serve purpose in monitoring guest movements, as well as machine areas. We installed 6x new Axis cameras on the network which are available for crew to view in any location onboard and away. This means the Engineer can monitor the engine room, the captain is able to see on deck, and the Interior Staff are able to keep an eye on VIP guests to provide top class service.
RTI Entertainment System
The vessel runs Apple TV throughout and required a new control system. We used RTI app for iPad as remotes for this. This remote controls the Apple TV, TVs, audio system and can also view both Camera systems and quick link to the onboard monitoring system LINK.
With all these changes and updates, it's always important to make sure the vessel documentation is kept up to date. Out with the old and in with the new, all the manuals, instructions and documentation is updated to be relevant for serving and upkeep.
We compiled a list of all the systems and created a folder in their network for crew access only, a hard copy, and supplied a backup on a USB key.