When sourcing and buying IT for a superyacht, there is a plethora of considerations for ETOs and ITOs to think about. It is not only a case of getting the best technology onboard to suit the owner’s every need in each part of the vessel, but also sourcing it in the most cost-effective way. It can be difficult for one person to keep up to date with all the latest trends – such as IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, IP communications and data security – for the vast amount of tech used on a superyacht.
To give technical staff one less thing to think about, we called in Roland de Haas, Senior Account Manager at Infotheek Marine to run through the key IT needs on a vessel and give us some options of the best technology for the job, drawing on the company’s 26 years of experience as an IT partner in the Marine and Offshore industry.
Every yacht today has multiple devices onboard and needs a fast and secure network. Switches are responsible for collecting and distributing data in a network, and so are very important in achieving this. Network switches such as those by Cisco deliver performance and security. They are also scalable. Infotheek Marine can create innovative designs for LAN infrastructures on superyachts, and is currently helping many ETOs and integrators in their mission to create the most functional design.