Veritais completes major audio-visual upgrade on 43m Dubois sailing superyacht
Work was completed at Compositeworks in La Ciotat, France on the luxury yacht Koo, on a far reaching software upgrade to improve audio visual function and experience throughout the vessel, including a complete overhaul of the current system and new media server.
An ‘Airport Express’ was installed in the three guest cabins and owner’s cabin so that anyone can play back their music from their own device. This adds to the Airplay unit that Veritais originally installed in the key spaces on board the yacht.
A new TV lift with some brand new features has been planned by Veritais to enable the Saloon TV to lift in and out of its wood cabinet more efficiently. The company modified the cabinet to install this.
The central nerve system of the whole network, the AV Rack, will have a new Rackmount PC installed into it to featuring a customised set up for ripping Blu-Ray, DVD and CDs. It is designed to be capable of running 24/7. An external optical drive will be installed in the saloon starboard cupboard for easy access to ripping discs to the PC.
Veritais has also installed a new mini-PC above the Engineer’s workstation to run 24/7 so that the yacht’s systems can be controlled from that location. This was also used for remote access and support from Veritais HQ.
Control4, one of Veritais’s key suppliers for total control of audio visual and networking systems from drawing blinds to heating control and CCTV has just brought out a new release OS2.7, and this has been included in the easy to use touch screen applications, which can also be used on individual personal iPhones and iPads.
Once the installation was complete, Veritais undertook a full system inspection and full software and firmware update to make sure everything was operating correctly and gave the crew a training session to familiarise them with all the options on the system.
Veritais carried out the original installation to the yacht just over three years ago, and this even more advanced technology provided the owner with the opportunity for a further upgrade. Veritais originally provided a fully integrated, ship-wide AV system including an Epson full 3D projector outdoor cinema in the cockpit (pictured), on-board Wi-Fi and lighting control. The installation comprises eight independent zones, each controlled using the Control4 seven-inch tablet plus an alternative ‘hard-button’ remote and outdoor projector system.