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Entertainment

Entertainment

A good entertainment on board a vessel makes a stay for both passengers as well as crew members a lot more pleasant. This will subsequently translate in a better customer satisfaction under the passengers  and improves working conditions for the crew.

This entertainment can consist out of several things, like a television for in the cabin or a swimming pool area that can be transformed to a theater. Sound installations for in the cabin and/or public spaces can be an important part of the on board entertainment of a vessel.

Our customers in the cruise market experience more and more high demands for extra functionalities for their entertainment system by costumers. This is because the passengers are used to luxuries which they also want to have on board the vessel. Verhagen IT Group can supply entertainment systems which comply with these high demands.

IPTV

An IPTV systems works on a Ethernet network on board a vessel and can besides television also used to provide other services. The satellite signal which is received by the TVRO antenna gets distributed over the whole vessel.

There is a digital head-end build on board the vessel for this distribution of the television signal. Because of this digital head-end is there the possibility to maintain control over the content offered on board the vessel. It is possible to broadcast radio channels besides television channels.

You can also broadcast other video materials with the head-end besides satellite television. You can for example install IP TV cameras on different places on the vessels, and subsequently broadcast these on one or multiple IPTV channels.

It is possible to share information to you passengers with the IPTV systems we supply. Information like activity programs or messages can be displayed on the televisions in the passenger cabins. The Video On Demand system can be linked to your PMS system. This has several advantages as displaying the passenger names on the welcome menu or sharing invoices.

Audio & Sound

Music can be an important part of the entertainment for your passengers on board the vessel. This can be music or radio installations in the cabins or public spaces for example.

Verhagen IT Group has an extensive experience with installing all different kind of sound solutions for both inside as special wheatear and other influence proof installations for outside.

Video Wall & Digital Signage

Sometimes is a screen is not large enough for your presentation, which creates the need for multiple screens to work together and create an image. these video wall solutions are made in many different variations. For the creation of these images which are spread over multiple screens are a wide variety of technological solutions.

A video wall combines good with digital signage products for a constant presentation. Providing information, commercials or a combination of both are some examples of the possibilities.

Video On Demand

Video On Demand (VOD), which was something previously exclusively found in hotels, is  these days a highly demanded functionality in the entertainment package. This makes this kind of entertainment a good addition to your overall entertainment package on board. With this u give the guest the possibility to stay in their cabin without worrying to get bored. Mainly on passengers vessels is this a highly requested part of their entertainment system.

Our VOD systems get integrated with the IPTV systems, this makes it easy to address the VOD system by using the television installed in the cabin. This will provide a similar experience as they have at home. Subsequently is it also possible to connect the VOD system to the PMS system. This makes billing easy when the guest is required to pay for the video content.