With products such as Alexa and Google Home having made their way into our homes, virtual assistant technologies are becoming embedded into our daily lives. They aim to keep us entertained and ease the burden and influx of information we require each day to make decisions and remain organised. When coming onboard to embark on a relaxing and special journey, arrangements for safety, entertainment, itinerary, weather and security all need to be considered, which can be daunting. But with the addition of an onboard infotainment solution, it needn’t be.
YachtEye by Oculus Technologies is the onboard information and entertainment solution for superyachts. The system is an intuitive one-stop-shop for valuable insights about the journey, the accommodation onboard and the surroundings - in just one click, YachtEye is at your assistance. Owners and guests can interact with YachtEye via TV, iPads, Voice Control and Virtual Mouse to get more information about aspects such as the route highlights, itinerary, weather conditions, tender positions and menu of the day.
To make delivering safety and security messages easier and onboard communication more efficient for captain and crew, Oculus have launched the YachtEye Safety feature. Having already installed YachtEye on 92 superyachts such as the 73.5-metre Plvs Vltra and Lürssen's 110-metre Radiant, Oculus Technologies have used their expertise in the visualisation of data to make safety and security information easily understood and fun for everybody onboard - so keeping everyone safe is one less thing to think about.
Photo: AmelsThe Safety feature of YachtEye integrates the yacht’s safety and security elements such as: the yacht’s safety video, location of fire extinguishers, safety routes and custom safety features such as GeoFencing. YachtEye was originally aimed at large exclusive yachts, but in the nine years the product has been available, Oculus Technologies have expanded their services and have adapted the system to be installed onboard any yacht. “Technology is a substantial part in our lives, now more than ever, and there is an urge for more information anytime and anywhere,” says Peter Aarts, CEO, Oculus Technologies.
“Looking at the profile of new tech-savvy yacht owners, there is a big opportunity for software solutions such as YachtEye. Especially as these clients are the ones who understand software and appreciate all that our solution has got to offer. It is therefore a logical step for Oculus Technologies to expand our market to the 20-50-meter market,” added Aarts.
During this year's Monaco Yacht Show the Oculus team will be demonstrating YachtEye, providing an insight to the system’s features and onboard safety solutions. These unique features include integrated 360-degree scans of all decks onboard and X-ray views of the yacht, plus the YachtEye’s new highlight database - which can be activated depending on the yacht's region for more in-depth information about the surroundings.
The Oculus Technologies team can be found at exhibition stand DSE8 this year at Monaco Yacht Show, which is next to the Darse Sud entrance in front of La Rascasse.
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