Photonic Security System
The LDS100 is a twin-laser, twin-camera system from Photonic Security Systems that serves as a humane anti-piracy, anti-paparazzi system. From a kilometre away, it can project an intense 10-metre- wide beam at the incoming threat, temporarily blinding it at a safe distance. The firm suggests mounting the lasers and cameras to port and starboard in the yacht’s hull. Bespoke systems can be supplied, for example with four cameras and a command centre. The video cameras can record, with options for HD, infrared and thermal imaging. A fringe benefit is that the system can be turned on the paps as well as pirates, with a low-level beam sufficient to see off unwanted attention. The company is also working on a shoulder-mounted camera that can be operated by trained personnel.
VBH’s iPad Control
Now you can use your iPad to control your entertainment system as well as your lights and blinds and steward call system. VBH’s iPad control interfaces with the big screen in your cabins or main salon, and now has a new feature: streaming content. You can sync your TV to your iPad and continue your viewing anywhere on board – just select the channel or movie you’re watching on your iPad and take this content with you. Most excitingly, VBH are pioneering a gesture-controlled entertainment system: simply swipe the air from the comfort of your sofa to scroll through on-demand movies, then push forward to watch. This is the future. Visit VBH at Monaco at stand QD58.
A VSAT antenna requires an uninterrupted line of sight from a satellite. If any piece of superstructure or another antenna obstructs this as the yacht turns, communications can be interrupted. Acutec’s Dual Antenna Switch allows a second antenna to be installed, covering blindspots and switching seamlessly when required.
Loewe 3D TV
A Loewe Individual 3D TV can be hung on the wall of any cabin. Available in 40, 46 and 55 inch models, it can stream content from the internet and a network of music and videos. You can even stop a film on one screen then stream it to another. The Loewe Individual is available in white, black and silver, and the interchangable insets can be designed in any colour.
Aboard your yacht, you’re safe from most of life’s unwelcome intrusions, but cyber crime isn’t one of them. Yachts have networks and incoming data, which means that unless the digital streams are secure your yacht can be vulnerable. Selex Yacht Technologies is unveiling its Cyber Security Operations Centre for superyacht owners at the Monaco Yacht Show. It offers round-the-clock services to ensure that customers’ networks and systems are protected from cyber-attacks, including fraud and insider threats. An interface is installed on the yacht, with unique capabilities known only to the experts at the SOC, enabling security to be offered at the highest level, akin to military standards. Details remain under wraps, but for starters the system will be able to detect a vessel going off course as a result of GPS spoofing by monitoring the strength of the satellite signal and alerting the captain. See Selex at stand QS80.
Award Winning System
A winner at the 2011 Crestron Integration Awards, this bespoke AV Synergy system was built for Vantage, a Palmer Johnson 150. The systems are controlled by six Sky HD boxes and six Kaleidescape movie and music players throughout the yacht.