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Videoworks reveals technology on board Southern Wind 105 Satisfaction

by Videoworks press 5 Dec 2018 15:57 UTC
Deck - Southern Wind 105 Satisfaction © Videoworks

Satisfaction, the first unit in the Southern Wind SW105 mini-series with naval architecture by Farr Yacht Design, was commissioned by a performance-oriented owner who was looking for the latest in yachting technology and entertainment solutions.

The interior concept by Nauta Design was customised in line with the owner's request for a yacht with house-like ergonomics. The brief included an integrated systemthat catered to his audio-visual and domotic needs on board.

At the heart of the solutions developed by Videoworks is a centralised rack system to avoid local racks distributed throughout the yacht and provide a more 'clutter-free' environment. In the cabins and other guest areas, for example, there are only the speakers and TV screens. The solution also provides additional privacy, as any maintenance required by the crew does not require access to the guest areas.

Until recently, HDMI cables were the industry standard for transmitting AV signals.The problem with HDMI is that it has a maximum distribution range of 15m. Aboard Satisfaction, Videoworks installed an HDBaseT video distribution system that represents a significant advance by transmittingfull HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, and various control signals through a single LAN cable. All that is required is a low-profile receiver behind each TV set that converts the signals back into HDMI.

The wireless LAN controller also provides global wi-fi coverage and management. To avoid wireless bottlenecks, networking devices are supported by multigigabitCisco Catalyst switches.

Even the crew benefit from the latest technology with a frameless, 4K Aquavision TV screen in the crew mess with a mirrored finish. Designed for use in work environments such as galleys, Aquavision created the world's first waterproof television in 1997.

Top audio brands were specified throughout, such as Bowers and Wilkins B&W CCM 382 speakers inside the yacht and a dedicated, full-party audio system on deck with weatherproof Sonance VP65R-XT speakers.

All the AV and domotic controls for lighting, curtains, blinds and air conditioning are managed via iPad tablets with customisable touch commands. In addition, Videoworks' MyInfo system allows the owners and crew to view essential information such as charting, CCTV or weather forecasting on their hand-held devices.

Mauro Pellegrini, Owner of Videoworks: "We are very proud and honoured to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Southern Wind on this project. Southern wind is a prestigious brand that combines the best styling with the most updated technology in the sailing yacht world. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the management and technicians of the company with whom we have had the privilege of collaborating onboard this outstanding yacht'"

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