Veritais Ltd, a leading consultancy and supplier of audio-visual systems for luxury yachts has completed a major audio-visual / IT refit on the 37m Couach 3700 M/Y Kadimo’s.
According to Veritais the refit included the leading yacht automation system for yachts in the 25 to 45m range.
Based on the tried and tested Control4 platform, which is widely used across both domestic and industrial environments, the yacht automation system supplied by Veritais is specifically adapted and programmed for use on board yachts.
Veritais identified the Control4 platform as being particularly suitable for marine applications due to its simplicity to operate. Unlike most other systems in the market, Control4 uses the same graphical user interface (GUI) across all the components and applications and it has the ability to be scaled up or down to meet the requirements of almost any size of vessel.
Additional capabilities that made it attractive, apart from its ability to provide comprehensive, boat-wide control of entertainment functions, include its capacity to manage heating, air conditioning, CCTV and also integrate with security systems and HVAC systems. It also offers a range of automation options; for example those installed on MY Kadimo’s can open and close the blinds in the main saloon in reaction to the intensity of the external light. Control can be via both Apple iPod and iPad devices and conventional remote controls, as on MY Kadimo’s, or even from remote computers via a secure server.
The audio-visual installation on board M/Y Kadimo’s divides the yacht into 13 zones. At its core lies the Control4 main processor and a 4TB hard drive providing central storage for the music and movie library together with a one-touch disc ripping capability for Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs.
All of the 13 zones can play audio and 10 of those can play video from both local sources or streamed from the central library. Dedicated iPads provide control for the saloon, owner’s suite and crew mess, with on-screen GUIs together with Zigbee remote controls operating the remaining ten areas. The external deck areas were also upgraded with professional amplifiers and performance water-resistant speakers.
As well as the AV system, Veritais re-worked the existing IT network system, and added a long range Wi-Fi hotspot receiver to the vessel with ‘easy to use’ intuitive software.
David Milner, managing director of Veritais Ltd said, “We’re very pleased to be able to offer this to our customers. We have succeeded in combining a versatile and dependable automation system with all the functionality that a yacht owner could desire, and its scalability makes it suitable for a wide range of craft. We expect to see strong demand.”
Captain Matt Callaway of M/Y Kadimo’s added, “Veritais provided the knowledge, skill and personal service we were looking for after an unsatisfactory experience with another marine audio visual company. They are friendly, efficient and passionate about providing the correct solution for a tricky retrofit installation.”
For more information and contact details visit www.veritais.com