For those of you not in the know on the subject, when we talk about on-board wifi on a boat, we’re not only referring to connecting to the internet, but also to the technologies enabling the transmission of high definition audio and video as well as managing devices over wifi networks.
High definition is booming, large companies like Apple are launching products onto the market like Apple TV 4K, with the ability to play back 4K and HDR content more powerfully and with better connectivity. These new devices cache the content locally in order to play it back interruption-free. They’re a true technological step forward. Local caching lets the reading and writing of data to be sped up, with means increased performance.
With the professional wifi systems that exist, we’re capable of creating continuous coverage roaming, capable of managing the bandwidth at the application level and create virtual networks to be able to use the same hardware on different networks.
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
The Network Attached Storage is a storage technology allowing content to be shared from a server to other devices via an IP network. Using the technology, solutions can be created which transform the way users manage data. We’re in the data age and using these devices you can have your own data cloud on-board and access it from anywhere.
These NAS servers don’t only offer multimedia services, but also manage all of the on-board IT, such as group and user permissions for accessing all of the boats services as well as information (databases and files).
Some of the services offered by these NAS servers are:
These days you can install wireless audio systems allowing simple and fast connections. From an application you can connect and play back different songs in different rooms at the same time, with just your mobile phone you’ll be able to synchronise the audio from all of the cabins and halls on your yacht.
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
It is also possible to connect video surveillance technology to these networks, such as Closed Circuit Television or CCTV, which designed to be able to monitor numerous environments and activities. On a boat, these video surveillance systems are obviously essential for safety and fully manageable without needing to be on board.
Using a mobile app the captain can control the on-board wifi systems from anywhere. If you want more information on installing these systems get in touch with IBS marine electric.