Van Berge Henegouwen installs first iPad on superyacht

Recently, Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties has successfully equipped 12 areas with iPads on an 85m superyacht. This confirms Van Berge Henegouwen’s mission to add comfort and luxury to the yachting experience, by giving superyacht owners control of their onboard high-tech systems through the integration of what is called the world’s most revolutionary, user-friendly and intuitive device – the iPad.

With its intuitive and personalized look and feel, high-speed operation, and image as a state-of-the-art device, the iPad perfectly suits the superyacht industry where ease of use, integration and having the latest technology onboard are key issues. Considered as being on the cutting edge of yachting technology, Van Berge Henegouwen has taken the iPad integration beyond the standard “apps” into an integrated control device for the onboard audio visual systems, room environment settings and other integrated systems. Besides, VBH’s iPad solution delivers several other yacht-related entertainment and business functionalities. VBH positions the iPad as an add-on to existing control system devices.

In close collaboration with engineers from Crestron, a reliable way of communicating with the onboard Crestron system was developed. This provides the iPad with the same functionalities as a Crestron panel, with all additional benefits of an iPad. For a real-life example of an onboard iPad integration, please visit the link shown at the bottom of this press release.

Arjan Kleinveld, Managing Director of Van Berge Henegouwen explains: “Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties is in a unique position to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding and imaginative clients. We continuously strive to implement the latest proven technologies in our systems. Our recent implementation of the first iPads to control onboard systems is only a first example, and there’s a lot more to come. Recently we also integrated the iPhone with the on board Cisco Call Manager, which means that the iPhone can use all the benefits of the onboard Cisco phone system.”

The broader VBH portfolio will be showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show, at the Imtech Marine Group Booth, QD-61.

Van Berge Henegouwen
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