Lantic launches major upgrade of entertainment functionality

Entertainment leader Lantic has released Software Suite 2.9 to existing owners of current-generation Lantic systems and new clients. The list of new capabilities and system enhancements within the upgrade is extensive, but the key innovations are as follows.

Earlier this year, Lantic was the first company to act on the recognition that with many new owners coming from emerging nations, the demand for full operating systems in languages other than English/Latin was needed.

Lantic announced that it was the first to develop the ability for a user to switch instantly between Latin and Cyrillic, this feature is now fully integrated into Suite 2.9. This opens the door for more languages to be added according to future demand. As well as being accessible via the on-screen interface and the RC20 control app for smartphones and tablets, Lantic is also making its iconic bespoke RC1 remote controls available in any language.

Suite 2.9 removes the need for keyboards and mice for internet and email access. This can now all be done via the Lantic RC20 app on smart devices. The result is less clutter above and below decks and much greater convenience. 

Another client-led innovation has been the development of easy-to use on-board intranets. Suite 2.9 allows users to view information generated in real-time by the crew at the touch of a screen. Popular applications include the uploading of daily menus, wine lists, itineraries and safety information. The crew access a simple interface to input the data while guests can browse choices and upcoming events at their leisure from anywhere on board. It’s simple yet very effective.

Peter Bouman from Lantic said, “We continually add functionality while our systems become faster, more compact and more flexible in their installation options. The ability to update our software platforms over the internet makes it simplicity itself to gain the benefits of our software upgrades without a technician stepping on board. Lantic is unique in its sector in offering a business model similar to that of some of the most successful superyacht yards active today. That is, all the benefits of a stable and dependable underlying platform that can then be adapted to meet the needs of the individual. And in our case, all our owners can benefit from each other’s imagination and initiative.”

Further additions in Suite 2.9 include access from the RC20 smart device app of the public playlist (effectively a private on-board radio station uploaded by the crew to suit any event or preference), personalised CCTV access camera-by-camera for individual zones and users, and full Apple TV integration. This is all managed within a highly stable and reliable platform with an integrated IP platform that makes configuration fast and avoids issues of conflicting software and the system crashes that often accompany them. 

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