Videoworks, a designer and installer of custom entertainment systems, had its equipment on 10 superyachts at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, including the 243-foot CRN M/Y Cloud9.
The vessel had a high level of customization and easy-to-use approach for its audio/video, home automation, entertainment, lighting and IT equipment, Videoworks said in a statement.
The company said it is getting more requests from superyacht owners for an onboard domotic, audio/video and IT system. One of the biggest challenges is delivering the high quality that modern video and stereo systems can deliver.
Videoworks and CRN decided to use the Revolution Acoustics SSP6 multi-ducers that can be embedded in a range of materials so larger surfaces can act as speakers. The surface vibrates, creating a three-dimensional audio affect. On Cloud9, four SSP6 units were connected to aluminum surfaces on the furniture on each side of the pool.
Cloud9 also has Lutron RGB lights that can be controlled with an iPad, along with all the home automation, audio/visual and entertainment systems. Videoworks also designed an external cinema with a video projector, cloth and 5+1 speakers in the aft owner’s deck external cockpit and a cinema area in the main deck salon with a 120-inch Stuart screen and a 4K video projector.
Details of the Videoworks system also include a retractable screen fortified for outdoor use on a yacht and another one in the main salon. There are Panasonic and Sony projectors for the pool and salon, respectively.
For security, there’s a professional network with security systems, bandwidth management and a server farm that Videoworks can control via remote. A Kerio control firewall and antivirus software lets the client manage bandwidth speed and consumption.