“This technology is the very latest in cutting-edge digital home systems, designed specifically for on-board use,” said Dominic Killinger, Managing Director of Square Mile International. “It is being directly targeted at boat users who spend time on their boats and expect the same quality and reliability in their entertainment systems as they would get at home. These people include many who live on their boats, both inland and around the coast, as well as those who spend much of their leisure time afloat.” The Digi Yacht Media Centre Edition Solutions runs the latest Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre Edition, allowing users to connect to the web, run DVDs, security web cameras, MP3s and calls using VoIP (Voice over IP). This is controlled using one remote control via the simple Media Centre on screen interface. The digital entertainer is also an extremely fast state of the art Windows XP computer providing the highest quality digital entertainment available today.
Small waterproof security cameras can be installed to connect to the Digi Yacht Media Centre, to watch over the boat when the owner is not there, recording any movements and notifying the owner by text message or email alert as required. The owner can login and check the boat or the weather at the marina from the comfort of their desk, home or mobile phone.
Dominic Killinger added: “The Digi Yacht is an exciting development for sailors, who have come to expect quality entertainment systems on their boats. Now we have the largest network of marina WiFi hotspots in Europe, we are delighted to be introducing the latest state of the art digital solution to boat users and to be part of a partnership that can offer the highest quality and reliability from the very best companies in the marketplace.”
Square Mile International provides wireless broadband to over 35 marinas across the UK and many more in the UK, Mediterranean and around the world plan to offer this facility.