Videoworks has designed the AV, IT, SAT TVRO, CCTV, IP telephony, home automation and staff call systems. The facilities designed by Videoworks are an integral part of the M/Y ISA Classic 65m, conceived from the design stage as a showcase for the shipyard’s technical/production capabilities. A collaboration born in the design phase and developed in a perfect synergy of the skills.
With over 25 years of experience and hundreds of innovative audio/visual, entertainment, IT and lighting & comfort systems installed on board superyachts sailing all over the world, Videoworks confirms its ability to innovate with new entertainment, communication and home automation systems on the 65-metre ISA Classic M/Y Resilience.
“It was a very straightforward collaboration,” says Carlo Bellocchio, Videoworks’ System Engineer for the M/Y Resilience. “Our respective skills interacted right from the design phase to optimise the implementation of our systems, which, as you can imagine, when using the yacht become of paramount importance to meet the needs of the owner and his guests and make life on board a unique experience.”
Music and video are essential for relaxing on board, and so for the audio in the premium areas, both inside and out, Sonance speakers were used. Most importantly, all areas are equipped with a stand-alone Sonos player which can also play signals via Airplay 2, so the customisation of musical choices and the ultimate audio quality is guaranteed everywhere. The upper deck’s exterior area features a 4K video projection system concealed in the ceiling, and everything is controlled from a handy iPad. The AV integrated system is managed through a Crestron CPU. The Videoworks interface for iPad allows for the easy and intuitive control of the audio and video systems. The control unit also integrates a crew call system directly from the iPad, so communication with the crew is quick and easy.
SAFETY AND SIMPLICITY
All the hardware for the IT infrastructure (cabled and Wi-Fi) is made with Cisco hardware, a world leader in reliability and performance. Internet connectivity is via Peplink modem with four simultaneously active SIM cards; it is interfaced with the VSAT system. Network security and profiling is guaranteed by a Kerio appliance with all the necessary measures: firewall, antivirus, web content and application filters. Connectivity is ensured along the coast by the Cellular network and by integration with the VSAT system when at sea. IP telephony is based on a Panasonic switchboard with fixed and cordless terminals, while the satellite reception system includes a Seatel KU universal antenna with dCSS compatible distribution.
Videoworks also designed and implemented the entire home automation system, i.e. the intelligent control of lights, blinds and air conditioning in the luxury areas. The system is based on Lutron hardware and is driven by the unified user interface on the iPad, all with the declared aim of making the stay on board even more pleasant and comfortable. Lastly, the CCTV (closed circuit television) system is made up entirely of professional Panasonic products. It includes 5 high-resolution IP cameras and a network recorder for recording and archiving video flows.
ABOUT THE 65M M/Y RESILIENCE
Built in steel and aluminium, the ISA Classic 65m M/Y Resilience has exteriors and interiors created by Team for Design-Enrico Gobbi, while the technical team of Palumbo Superyachts took care of the naval architecture; all under the supervision of Edmiston and RVB Marine on behalf of the owner. The interior layout features six cabins with a convertible seventh, including a full-beam master suite located on the main foredeck.