Provider of luxury technology and IT systems for superyachts, VBH, have introduced the Ming steward call system alongside its own steward call technology to its superyacht clients.
The system is exceptionally easy to use. With a compact cylinder with a single, large button on the top, the user simply chooses between giving either a short or long press, each of which has a separate pre-agreed meaning. This is received by a designated crew member who responds accordingly.
Measuring 56 x 58 mm, the button is easily portable and therefore can always be within reach. The buttons can be crafted in any metal and wrapped in any hide or covering that the client chooses, and decorated further if required.
The Ming complements VBH’s own steward call system. Whereas the Ming is exquisitely simple and elegant, VBH offers a technically advanced alternative that gives a greater range of options and versatility via the familiarity of an iPad. Bespoke software allows each yacht to specify exactly the functionality required, including additional touch-screen buttons to convey specific requirements. The new system also utilises Wi-Fi, allowing each iPad to work from anywhere on board, whereas the Ming uses Zigbee, making each button dedicated to a single zone.
Susanne Mensink, commercial director at VBH, comments, “it’s perfect for those who want to make a style statement and for use on tables in saloons and dining areas. It also sits well alongside the VBH steward call system that provides greater versatility and mobility to those with more varied and complex needs.”
VBH will be demonstrating the Ming steward call system at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.