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The ability to communicate with the wider world is a cornerstone of the contemporary lifestyle. The fast and reliable exchange of data and verbal communications is seen as particularly essential on today’s luxury yachts, both for the convenience and entertainment of the owners and their guests, and for the efficient operation of the yachts themselves.
Whether your need is for internal or external communications, we have the expertise and technical knowledge to help you to make those connections. We also do everything to make the experience as pleasurable as possible by specifying easy-to-use, intuitive systems that can be mastered in minutes.
Ensuring good reception at all times can be a challenge on a mobile platform such as a yacht, but our technicians have the experience and training to ensure that antennae are mounted in positions and configurations that are unobtrusive yet deliver excellent results.
For external global communications, we offer a range of network connections. VSAT and fleet broadband are recommended for offshore. For coastal and harbour communications we supply access to the full range of mobile phone standards including GSM, GPRS, UMTS, 3G and 4G as well as connections to local Wi-Fi hotspots. We can also deliver bespoke programmable communication management options that prioritise access to different services for different areas of the yacht, depending on the time of day and who is on board.
The larger the yacht, the more important internal communications become for reasons of safety, efficiency and convenience. When it comes to internal communications, Van Berge Henegouwen can supply onboard telephone systems (VoIP or PABX) and GSM repeaters, as well as GSM@Sea systems. A variety of steward call systems are also available, including those that can be integrated into the onboard entertainment system and/or display the location of the individual calling on a steward’s tablet or smartphone.
We work with owners, captains, leading yards, owners' representatives and designers from all over the world. If you would like to find out more about how we can contribute to the success of your new build, refit or ongoing operations, then please give us a call or send us an email.Contact us