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Ferries, Cruise Liners, Tour boats & Superyachts

PI3000 is a powerful and flexible multimedia PC based presentation system that provides passengers with voyage progress and general information over the vessels existing TV system.

In addition, product advertising and promotions can also be shown, so that a real return on investment can be attained.

Can be integrated into a shore based ferry information system for use in ferry terminals or even across the internet.

A cost effective way of keeping your customers informed.

Key Features  
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Show vessel’s real-time position on digital charts (GPS input)
Show a planned route
Show voyage progress and estimated arrival information
 
Run safety presentations
 
Show advertisements & product promotions
 
Make custom ‘on-route’ presentations by combining any text, video and graphics
 
Trigger presentations slides automaticaly depending on the vessels position
 
Show forward view camera
 
Helps meets your commitment to your hearing impaired customers
 
   
PI3000 utilises easy-to-use “slide show” technology where slides can be created which include active charts, video, text, navigation, video camera or image panels. All configurable in size and content.

PI3000 is designed to run on a standard PC interfaced with the vessel's exisiting TV systems or to a stand alone monitor such as a large plasma /lcd screen
   
 

Monitor Voyage Progress

Shows the vessel’s planned route and current position overlaid on paper quality digital charts which automatically scroll as the vessel moves. As an alternative, atlas style relief contour maps can be displayed to give a 3D impression of the area. Text and graphics may be added, for example, to show port of call information. A separate panel can show textual information including current speed, heading, "time to go to" destination, estimated time of arrival etc.
Ship cruising

Display in key locations

Passengers cabins
Lounge areas
On general presentation TV’s

Navigation and chart panel
Show current location and heading as a vessel icon
Planned route
Progress on route
ETA to next port
How fast the vessel is going
Slide ‘Panel’ utilities Text Display
Add any text. Provides full control of font type, size and colors

Image panel
Display most common image formats - JPEG, BMP, TIFF & PCX etc.

Video panel

Show AVI or MPEG videos for safety or other presentations
Live Video Camera Feed
Display live videos from ship camera’s (note: this option requires additional HW and interfacing)

Slide order control
Geographical location (definable areas) for example:
  • Embarkation
  • Departure
  • En-route
  • Arrival
  • Disembarkation
Other features
Add third party products such as a Power point presentations or flash as part of slide show.

Ticker scrolling line text overlay display - for displaying urgent or temporary messages without changing the slide show/presentation.

Can be used with twin display graphic cards, one for the passenger display other for the control screen.

 

 
 
Information and Revenue Generation

Create custom presentations where sequences can be either time based or set for specific geographic regions, so they can be displayed, for example, on departure, en-route, arrival and disembarkation.

Main uses include:

Safety presentations
Information on destination
Announcements
Advertisements and 'Special Offers'
Weather information
Daily events
Information on excursions
Videos
Live views from the ships camera’s
Ticker - for instant messages

 
PI3000 provides a high quailty way of both informing passengers and communicating specific information economically through existing TV systems.

PI3000 is used by many large cruise vessels including the QE II and the P&O Cruises flagship, the Oriana as well as

The play on position feature is used by many ferries to enable automatic display of safety and port information without any extra work load on the crew.
     
 
Easy to install & Use
Runs unattended
Reduces crew workload by answering common passenger questions
 
Helps generate revenue through advertising & promotions
 
Can be customised to each vessels exact requirements
 
Charting
 
Worldwide vector charts or Raster charts
 
Land & sea relief chart database (option)
 
Create and display routes
 
 

Technical

  • Interfaces to ships GPS and heading information using NMEA 0183 via serial port or Local area network
  • Supports Direct Show for camera input

PC Requirements

  • Windows 7 recommeded
  • PC specifications should be suitable for the type of media to be displayed and required resolution. Normally this means a mid to high end machine and graphics card. Contact Euronav if more information required as PC specifications change
  • Video input (for camera input) - USB/card with suitable driver to support Direct Show

Options

  • Eurodems land & sea relief chart rendering DVD
  • Network option to separate main computer with that which drives the TV system
  • VGA to TV video base band converter (PAL) 
  • Slide sequence controlled TCP/IP network relay switch box with low voltage/current relays for switching PA systems, lights etc.. Note: External electrics/electronics might be required depending on load.
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