BEYOND THE BOUN­DA­RIES AND

ON BOARD EN­TER­TAIN­MENT BY VI­DEO­WORKS

Superyacht - - Com­pa­nies - By An­drea Mancini

Well­ness, af­fluen­ce, en­ter­tain­ment, and com­fort the­se are the words whi­ch be­st sha­pe and tai­lor your li­fe­sty­le on board a su­pe­rya­cht. At the sa­me time sin­ce they are es­sen­tial­ly im­pal­pa­ble, they’re al­so dif­fi­cult to ex­plain. Ne­ver­the­less they are so im­por­tant in ma­king for an ex­tra plea­sing stay whi­le crui­sing! The shi­pyards that turn to Vi­deo­works SPA are well aware of this, they’re a small 20 year old com­pa­ny whi­ch has be­co­me an in­ter­na­tio­nal lea­der for its ca­pa­ci­ty to in­te­gra­te in­no­va­ti­ve au­dio/vi­deo en­ter­tain­ment sy­stems, in apart­men­ts, hou­ses and other pla­ces of re­si­den­ce as well as in ya­ch­ts, ho­tels and lu­xu­ry re­sorts. As for ya­ch­ting, Vi­deo­works has in­stal­led on­board en­ter­tain­ment de­vi­ces and sy­stems in near­ly all of the ya­ch­ts mea­su­ring over 25 – 30 me­tres laun­ched by Ita­lian shi­pyards from Ba­gliet­to to Azi­mut, from CRN to Pe­ri­ni Na­vi, from San Lo­ren­zo to Wi­der and ma­ny mo­re. Still Vi­deo­works is not on­ly an Ita­lian ex­cel­len­ce: in ad­di­tion to of­fi­ces in An­co­na, Via­reg­gio Milan, Vi­deo­works has al­so ope­ned its doors in Lon­don and Mo­scow to whi­ch mu­st be ad­ded their la­te­st en­try ce­le­bra­ted near Am­ster­dam Hol­land in the cour­se of Ja­nua­ry la­st. This is no coin­ci­den­ce sin­ce Fead­ship in­vi­ted Vi­deo­works to in­stall mul­ti­me­dia en­ter­tain­ment de­vi­ces and mu­ch mo­re on board of “Ha­sna” this shi­pyard’s lat- est 73 me­tre me­ga­ya­cht. But what’s does Vi­deo­works real­ly do? And why do so ma­ny shi­pyards turn to them? Well su­re­ly be­cau­se of the com­pa­ny’s ca­pa­ci­ty in de­li­ve­ring prompt ser­vi­ce, ex­cel­lent en­ter­tain­ment pro­duc­ts to clien­ts, that are al­ways la­te­st ge­ne­ra­tion when not avant-gar­de whi­ch com­pri­se dif­fe­rent sec­tors li­ke de­vi­ces ma­de ad hoc for ma­ny ul­tra mo­dern hou­se­holds su­ch as lighting sy­stems and au­to­ma­ted coo­ling sy­stems for wi­ne cel­lars, the ope­ning and clo­sing of shut­ters and cur­tains at pre­set ti­mes, in­te­rior tem­pe­ra­tu­re di­splays, se­cu­ri­ty, spe­cial ef­fec­ts ,au­dio/vi­deo en­ter­tain­ment, as well as other tai­lor ma­de ap­pli­ca­tions all a me­re click away. Ex­plai­ned in this way it is not so clear...on the other hand we we­re poin­ting this out at the top of the pa­ge the is­sue in que­stion is for all in­ten­ts and pur­po­ses so­me­thing dif­fi­cult to ex­plain! The­re­fo­re let’s try to ad­dress the is­sue wi­th a few exam­ples be­gin­ning wi­th the as­sump­tion that well­being in the phy­si­cal mea­ning of the word is lar­ge­ly af­fec­ted by per­cep­tion and sen­sa­tions re­cei­ved from the world ou­tsi­de th­rou­gh the fa­mous 5 sen­ses we pos­sess. Lea­ving asi­de for the mo­ment a few of them let’s con­cen­tra­te on the well­being Vi­deo­works ma­na­ges to ge­ne­ra­te by using ju­st two

of them: sight and hea­ring. Star­ting wi­th sight we look at the so cal­led Light En­gi­nee­ring and Light De­si­gn, in other words the use of light to crea­te a num­ber of sce­na­rios and dif­fe­rent at­mo­sphe­res brought about th­rou­gh a re­mo­te con­trol. Thanks to the com­pa­ny’s Light En­gi­nee­ring de­part­ment, Vi­deo­works backs up ar­chi­tec­ts and tech­ni­cians work by ena­bling on board guests to se­lect di­rec­tly from a tou­ch screen pa­nel what they want from the di­splayed me­nu, this can be do­ne al­so from ta­ble­ts and smart pho­nes. Ad­di­tio­nal­ly and thanks to con­tri­bu­tors in the li­kes of Sen­so Im­mer­si­ve Ex­pe­rien­ce whi­ch spe­cia­li­ses in mul­ti­me­dia pro­jec­tions, Vi­deo­works can al­so crea­te and de­ve­lop sen­so­rial sti­mu­li th­rou­gh in­vi­si­ble, func­tio­nal, and in­tel­li­gent tech­no­lo­gy: plays of light beams, en­han­ced rea­li­ty, spe­cial ef­fec­ts, in­te­rac­ti­ve sur­fa­ces, 3D map­ping and ho­lo­grams. As for in­vi­si­bi­li­ty, Vi­deo­works, has fi­ne tu­ned a tru­ly in­no­va­ti­ve so­lu­tion whe­re­by it is now pos­si­ble to do wi­thout lar­ge hea­vy screens when viewing films as a new la­ser pro­jec­tor (XTV di SIM2) si­mu­la­tes an 85 to 110 in­ch TV screen whe­re the co­lours are bright, well lit up com­ple­ted by a pa­ten­ted glass top whi­ch con­trasts re­frac­tion. This pro­jec­tor can be in­stal­led inside a clo­set or other pie­ce of fur­ni­tu­re, or thanks to its plea­sing ae­sthe­tics it can dou­ble in full view as a de­co­ra­ti­ve ob­ject. Let’s now mo­ve on­to the se­cond sen­se: hea­ring. So as to con­trol noi­se le­vels and pro­du­ce be­st pos­si­ble qua­li­ty au­dio on board sy­stems, Vi­deo­works car­ries out ex­ten­si­ve te­sting in eve­ry area inside the ya­cht. To de­li­ver ju­st this, in so­me ca­ses sound co­mes from inside walls and bul­kheads! We’re tal­king about small but hi­ghly per­for­ming trans­du­cers (Re­vo­lu­tion Acou­stics) whi­ch li­te­ral­ly tran­sform glass, woo­den, mar­ble, steel sur­fa­ces in­to acou­stic pa­nels ca­pa­ble of fai­th­ful­ly re­pro­du­cing any sound. In mo­re prac­ti­cal terms ti­ny in­vi­si­ble spea­kers tran­sform eve­ry sur­fa­ce in­to whi­ch they are fit­ted in­to sour­ces of mat­chless un­bea­ta­ble qua­li­ty sound. In fact

Ac­ti­ve Noi­se Con­trol Sy­stem (ANC) by Vi­deo­works neu­tra­li­ses un­wan­ted noi­se by ge­ne­ra­ting con­tra­sting fre­quen­cies. Re­sul­ting in: ab­so­lu­te si­len­ce!

An exam­ple of Light En­gi­nee­ring car­ried out in a ca­bin

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