Nevron’s IPTV middleware solution delivers content to guests’ in-cabin TVs
Hospitality technology provider Nevron has implemented its internet protocol television (IPTV) solution onboard Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Azzurra.
Emerald Cruises wanted to offer guests a range of entertainment options with the existing equipment which only included two satellite antennas due to space constraints caused by the size of the yacht. The IPTV means that content can be provided regardless of satellite capacity as it is delivered over Internet Control Protocol networks.
Nevron’s IPTV middleware solution delivers content to guests’ in-cabin TVs via an easy-to-navigate user interface. This means crew members can provide relevant information to guests digitally and eliminates the need for it to be disseminated by printed leaflets. It also reduces the workload of the crew as guests can find information about the ship, activities and ports through the TVs.
Furthermore, the Streamron Gateway streaming server captures live channels from satellites, HDMI input, webpage or webcam sources, and transmits them over the entire ship as multicasts, which can also be beneficial for delivering information and alerts to guests quickly.
Guests can also benefit from a video-on-demand service that uses Anuvu’s content services with licensing from Swank, which provides guests with a range of entertainment.
“We are honoured to have the opportunity to work with Scenic Group and are committed to providing the best possible service to ensure the success of its newbuild programme,” said Simon Bergant, Nevron CEO. “Nevron’s onboard guest solutions have been designed to meet the high standards of the super yacht market and are perfect for the luxury cruise experience. We are confident that our technology will provide guests with an enhanced and personalized sailing experience.”