ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY
As a global leader in smart home technology, Crestron is about to make even bigger waves in the marine automation market and set a new course in the very specialised marketplace. The soon-to-be-launched Crestron Marine Programme will provide huge advantages to shipbuilders, specifiers, and ETOs, with Crestron set to authorise a number of its dealers with ‘Crestron Authorized Marine Dealer’ status.
As detailed in a recent press conference by John Clancy, VP, Residential at Crestron, “We are in the final steps of creating and launching this programme, working to build a network of only the most qualified and experienced marine dealers. We are extremely excited to be improving this important business sector and will be making an official announcement about our authorised marine dealers very soon.”
After a close working relationship for many years, VBH have also partnered with Crestron in their new marine division. Jeoen van
den Hurk, CEO of VBH stated, “We both strive to be at the forefront of onboard technology by constantly improving our products and services. This partnership in the marine division will also enable us to offer smart solutions that address the needs of our customers.”
There are major technological advances and innovation touching every part of our lives. Some say it’s a little too much. For those of us who remember having to actually stand up and push one of the three buttons on the TV to change station, it can be a little bemusing, but for those young guns at the forefront of innovation, there are no limits and with our yacht owners lapping up new tech, who knows what’s around the corner in terms of entertainment and even AI on board our superyachts.
TRAINING FOR ETOS
Just ETOS is dedicated to providing AV, IT and satellite systems training for yacht crew around the globe.
What is covered? First they demonstrate the system. Often the students are looking to get a start in the industry. These students know they need to learn about yacht AV systems, but may have never seen one. So Just ETOS start with a familiarisation of the system, so they understand the end result they’re working towards. Then they go from the ground up; fundamentals, common hardware and interconnection. As the week progresses, they go into administering and troubleshooting the common components. This includes systems such as Crestron, Lutron, and Audio DSP. Whereas many can be transfixed with the ‘latest and greatest’, crew just need to know how to support the common onboard equipment. That is usually slightly older equipment, so that is what they focus on. On the final day they return to the ‘end result’ again by demonstrating how to deliver the best possible AV experience.
Just ETOS then finish with a final assessment. They really break the system. The students have to fix it using what they’ve learned during the week.
What’s next? They’re launching at least one more unique training course in the next few months. This is just one of the developments Just ETOS are excited about. Stay tuned!
For more details visit www.justetos.com