iPad conquers cruise ships
iPad conquers cruise ships

iPad conquers cruise ships

According to the TabTimes newspaper, now tablets, such as the well-known iPad, are becoming more common on the cruise ships. Thanks to its compact size and relative cheapness these mobile devices are used for a variety of purposes. For example, it can be used for organizing virtual tour of the liner, as well as in the ship restaurants and bars as the menu and waiters’ notepad to receive orders.

Another source of income for the cruise companies is selling of mobile devices on their ships as more and more passengers want to stay in touch with their relatives and friends, check email, track exchange quotations, instruct their subordinates and etc. Now tourists can buy a new tablet or replace with a new model directly into the sea. On the ship tourists can also get instructions how to operate the new device.

In addition, tablets can be used for such high-tech purposes as, for example, integrating into different control systems. According to Eric Merz, the director for third-party technologies of the Carnival Cruise Line, who previously worked for the Disney Cruise Line, introduction of tablets gives previously unimaginable flexibility in interaction of control systems, such as managing the media center. Often they do not even need to install expensive software as standard applications are able to meet the basic needs of the user.

So, on the Carnival Liberty cruise ship iPads play an important role in managing the new multimedia center in the EA Sports Bar. The tablets are integrated directly with the control system and allow controlling virtually all its functions. It can be used for manipulating the TV screen on all wall displays, creating different sound effects for sporting events, showing background information, etc.

Among other things, tablets can be used as an important passenger communication channel on board, as more and more people have different mobile devices, where you can transmit useful information.

Linden Anton

Date: 12/03/2012


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