MY Metsuyan IV - Veritais
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MY Metsuyan IV

Date

2013

Category
Yachts
About This Project

The upgrade of the onboard audio-visual system required that Veritais modernise the core storage, transmission and control systems. However the original screens, amplifiers and DVD players have all been reused.

 

Finally a myHome license gives extra flexibility by allowing Apple and Android devices plus compatible computers to control the system wirelessly.

 

The installation

In the main saloon, Veritais fitted a HD movie player to give access to the central media server, and an Apple Airport Express to allow streaming of third-party content from Apple devices. A 7-inch Control4 tablet with the navigator interface acts as the primary control unit. This presented certain integration challenges, but the Veritais team resolved all the compatibility issues and the entire installation was completed in three weeks.

Key features

The core of the system consists of a Control4 HC-800 controller that manages the ship-wide control system, and a zoneripper media server. The latter stores the music and movie library that is accessible from all the zones on board, and also comes with an automatic, onetouch ripping function that makes the addition of new content simple and efficient.

 

The system gives each zone full access to a central library of movies and music. Users can also wirelessly access content held on their own Apple devices and use the yacht’s screens and speakers to view and listen to their own music and movies. The major areas on board the yacht each have a 7-inch Control4 tablet with the Navigator interface. These give control of all the functionality available via the system. Each zone connects to the central media library using the Control4 User Interface and movies and music are browsed using their cover art.

 

Master stateroom

With the existing TV and DVD player retained, an HD movie player along with an Apple Airport Express unit were added, together with a Control4 hard-button remote control.

 

Guest cabins x 4

Again the existing screen in each of the guest cabins remained in place while HD movie players along with Apple Airport Express units were added, together with Control4 hard-button remote controls.

 

Cocktail lounge

Used for relaxed entertaining, an Apple Airport Express unit allows the owner and guests to bring their own content and play it via the existing amplifier and speakers. Control is via either the Apple devices or the Control4 tablet.

 

Cocktail deck

For those outside on the upper deck there is a choice of enjoying their own content via an Apple Airport Express unit or to connect to the central media server through a Control4 music streamer to access the pre-loaded tracks and albums.

 

Sun deck

This is the location for the outdoor cinema. The existing projector and rear projection screen have been retained while as a sub-zone of the cocktail lounge content from the same sources can be played via the current amplifier and speakers.

 

Main aft deck

Music can be enjoyed from both the central media server via an HD movie player and from personal devices thanks to an Apple Airport Express unit.

 

Crew area

This is the location of the central units. Overall, the owner chose a system that is extremely simple yet allows his family and guests to choose content from a central server capable of holding many hundreds of movies and thousands of albums, and the option to share the content that they bring with them on their personal Apple devices. Pre-existing screen and speakers were not discarded needlessly, and the entire installation was quick and caused minimal disruption. And all in time for the new summer season.

Hub

Automated CD/DVD/Blu-Ray ripper 2TB
Draytek Router
Gigabit Network Switch

Sun Deck

JVC 3D Projector
Bespoke 3m loom & waterproof sockets for the projector
Waterproof sockets cover
Apple Airport Express
Control4 speaker point

Owner/Guest Areas

HD Media player
Control4 Room Processor
Apple Airport
SKY HD
Control4 touch screen remote control
AV Input Plates
Existing TV’s