Videoworks Systems on the CRN ‘Rio’

The 203-foot yacht has multiple systems on board for connectivity and entertainment.
Satellite connectivity via Starlink or the soon-to-come OneWeb is available. Courtesy Videoworks

Videoworks has released details about systems that it installed aboard the 203-foot CRN Rio, including audiovisual equipment, communications systems and home-automation systems.

For internet connectivity, Riohas a 5G modem with four active SIM cards and a LEO satellite-ready system. Topology flat antennas can be added for satellite connectivity via Starlink or the forthcoming system called OneWeb.

The network infrastructure is based on Cisco Catalyst products, with guest control via iPad or Android tablets that use an app. Guests also can request help from the crew with this system by pressing radio buttons in their staterooms.

For audio needs, there’s a Sonos system that’s compatible with Airplay2 technology. It has a connection interface for a DJ console and plugs for removable speakers. When it’s movie time, the pool area on the wheelhouse deck has an outdoor cinema with a video projector and dedicated audio system.

Videoworks worked with Lutron to create the controls for lighting and window blinds.

What if the yacht owner or crew need help at sea? Videoworks installs a remote-assistance server on board, so its help desk can intervene remotely, 24/7.

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