sophisticated AV to trigger some really exciting buzz into a solitary scenario. Right here the AV specialists come up with the goods that can get you in the groove to match your mood. We visit them to find out the exceptional sensations sight and sound…
Gabriette (Jetty) de Koster is Sales and Marketing Specialist at Genesis Technologies Marine and brand ambassador at nexgentec. The companies specialise in creating and distributing unique audio – video solutions, specifically for the marine marketplace.
Right now, De Koster is excited about the NGTC¬MCP4K, a miniature multichannel processor. Don’t be put off by the gobbledegook, things are getting simpler in the head-spinning world of high-tech audio. The NGTC (nextgentec) MCP4K decodes all common surround sound formats and sends them from an HDMI input to the IP network, in 8 discrete AES67 channels. This saves about 2 RU (rack units) where you would traditionally have had a very hot AV-Receiver and it allows full control for audio processing, such as downmixing, EQing, delaying, etc. with the NGTC digital signal processor (DSP). Basically, the NGTC DSP software super modules simplify the system and provide maximum flexibility for great sound performance and functionality. Especially with the NGTC software defined matrix, De Koster claims the system design and flexibility is taken to a whole new level!
Says De Koster, “Our unique approach to audio provides a system that is much smaller, with many devices powered over ethernet (PoE) so it doesn’t emit as much heat. It’s a huge saving in terms of cost (cooling and energy) and space.” To prove her point De Koster commissioned a case study comparing the nexgentec solution with a competitive audio over IP brand.
The results based on a 75 m motor yacht, calculated at 24/7 running revealed a 77% save of diesel. The Genesis bestseller is the NGTC Bluetooth Interface: the size of a cigarette packet, which means you can have one in every cabin. It supports android, iOS, PC and MAC devices, so you can stream your music conveniently from your mobile device to the speakers in any zone on board via Bluetooth. “It’s great for charters, is easy for the ETO to use and you can name the connection anything you like,” she explains.
Looking ahead she sees a future of more online interaction with clients and less international travel. “And we’re happy with that,” she says, “as it’s a more sustainable way to do business.”
Yacht Entertainment Solutions is a full service Audio-Video, HDTV, Satellite, WiFi and Automation Control Company. Based at Fort Lauderdale, its raison d’être is to ‘Make access to entertainment features on board simple’. Founder and owner Darren Coleman has been running the business for the past twenty years.