TV Entertainment away from the shore
There are thousands of vessels cruising the waters with people on board seeking to entertain themselves during spare time. Watching TV shows and movies is in the top list of what people are doing to entertain themselves on board the vessels. Maritime IPTV systems have great capabilities of delivering media content, despite specific conditions typical for vessels.
Maritime IPTV solutions
Sea cruises has more to offer with Cruise ship IPTV
Passengers found themselves first time on board of a cruise ship may not know all the facilities the ship has to offer. Maritime IPTV system can effectively promote on-board services and guide passengers to reach points of interest across labyrinths of corridors, stairways, elevators and decks of the ship.
Specifics of Maritime IPTV systems
Unlike stationary IPTV systems, Maritime IPTV systems are constantly on the move with consequential difficulties in acquiring the signal. Satellite antennas installed on ships are affected by weather conditions, temporary obstacles like bridges or nearby objects, as well as by movements of the ship itself. Self-positioning and self-stabilizing satellite dishes must be used for precise signal acquisition. Maritime IPTV system must interact with such antennas correctly to ensure satellite programs are received without interruptions regardless of current ship’s coordinates or weather conditions.
Availability and uptime are way more important in Maritime IPTV systems than those installed on shore. Sometimes being the only entertainment system for the crew it must operate without issues all the time. Difficulty to bring engineering staff on board along with limited Internet connectivity narrows down the options for problem solving.
Safety pre-cautions are taken to a new level with on-board Maritime IPTV system. Integrated PA/GA alarm gateway activates special mode of Maritime IPTV system in case of emergency. Such emergency mode can either force emergency announcements through all TV sets or shut them all down to direct public attention towards PA/GA alarms and emergency signs.