Videoworks new products and systems preview for METS 2018


25/10/2018 - 20:30

-Videoworks comes to METS 2018 with a stand packed with new products demonstrating a key focus on the issue of cybersecurity

-Onboard systems have become as easy to use as smartphone and tablet apps

-The stand also features the innovative James Loudspeaker waterproof speaker, designed specifically for yachting

-The Italian company offers the best technological integration based on individual requirements for gigayachts over 100 metres

-Stand at Superyacht Pavilion 10.111

Videoworks, leader in audio/video, entertainment, IT and domotics, will be at METS in Amsterdam (13-15 November 2018) with a stand in Superyacht Pavilion 10.111 revealing all the secrets of the onboard technologies developed by the Italian company’s team. Offering customers its know-how and best possible technological integrations, Videoworks fully responds to individual requirements using the best products on the market for more than 20 years.


Improvements in onboard technologies for superyachts mean that today’s owners, guests and crews can now be online anywhere, all the time. But these same technologies also expose systems and passengers to a growing risk of IT attack. It’s important to understand, monitor and deal with this kind of risk.

This is an impelling need. With its experience in IT integration for yachting, Videoworks is in an ideal position to analyse, define and produce customised cybersecurity solutions for new and refitted yachts. A cutting-edge system that will be the focus of the Italian company's stand at METS.

The Cisco ASA 5506 is a professional network security device incorporating fire power FTD threat defence software (a service for real-time identification and prevention of viruses and threats from the web). The device permits multiple levels of security on a single platform, guaranteeing a powerful, integrated defence and system management before, during and after security violations.

It also permits control over all activities taking place on the network and acquisition of useful information on users, apps, devices, threats, files and vulnerabilities. An automated system assesses the potential impact of threats and generates a list of priorities, cutting response time to deal with these threats to onboard network security.

Videoworks can integrate all domotics and control of onboard systems in a single device of any kind. The Creston remote control, perfect for less experienced users, is one such example, but owners can also opt for dedicated apps installed on smartphones, iPads and iPhones. One such example is the ITWmode app, designed by ItWorks exclusively for Videoworks, easily downloadable from stores and completely free of charge. The app is compatible with all iOS devices and also exists in a web version that may be installed on Android devices or using clients such as Google Chrome. These apps permit management of a whole ecosystem of services, with customised content and graphics to respond to all kinds of needs. This MULTISERVICE APP permits management of all services from an ordinary smartphone.

The Videoworks stand will also feature a self-supporting structure integrating a professional 4K Sony 65” display and James Loudspeaker waterproof speakers for outdoor use. The C.110sm-ACT speakers will be accompanied by a 10” subwoofer with a built-in amplifier and DSP. This unique product is designed to offer deep, even bass with a discrete, compact design. Its custom colours and perforated aluminium grid permit flush assembly to make it as discrete as possible.
The C-806TiM-ACT is a more compact in-wall 8” speaker with a built-in amplifier and DSP designed for assembly in smaller spaces. This versatile, elegant solution makes no compromises, offering designers and music fans crystal clear treble, a vast range of mid-tones and plenty of deep bass.  

The numerous yachts on which Videoworks has installed its systems demonstrate the Italian company’s versatility and capacity to take care of all aspects of onboard technology, from domotics to entertainment and from lighting design to audio/video systems.

BENETTI FB269 69 m M/Y Spectre. On the 69-metre yacht built by the Italian shipyard, Videoworks has installed a fully centralised AV system in a dedicated rack room with seven full-height racks. The rack frame is custom-built to fit into the available areas (the cabins have only a TV, speakers and iPad). Audio-video distribution is via optic fibre. TheKaleidescapeserver for films and music is the best solution for cinema lovers who want enjoy the big-screen experience on their yacht. 
CRN 50 m M/Y Latona. Videoworks has come up with an AV system incorporating local and centralised racks, with the addition of a network rack on the upper deck. The Sonance 5.1 surround sound system in the upper saloon, main saloon and owner’s cabin guarantees an outstanding acoustic experience. This yacht is also fitted with the Kerio Control cybersecurity system, which uses a web filter to permit administrators to deny or limit access to internet sites, services and applications, protecting users and infrastructure by prohibiting access to harmful sites that could steal the user’s data. 
CUSTOM LINE Navetta 42. Videoworks has produced a centralised AV system with Creston processors for this vessel. All areas onboard have Airplay with Apple TV.  The vessel also has a peplink modem 2 active sims, a peplink modem 2 active sims, a router for 4G connectivity and quay wi-fi onboard. 
DOMINATOR 28 m M/Y Cadet. High fidelity “zero architectural impact” speakers in the cabins can be embedded into any surface to transform it into a true high-performance audio system. The speakers are completely invisible and perfectly calibrated depending on the size of the room or space in order to produce the purest sound. Apple TV, Airplay, air conditioning, lighting and curtains (in the owner’s suite) are easily managed from a tablet anywhere on the yacht.  

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