Harnessing the Power of Device Monitoring with PRTG

In today’s hyper-connected world onboard new-build yachts, IT networks are the lifeblood of our connected existence. We use them for our onboard IT systems, communications systems, CCTV/Security, AV & entertainment and lighting control. We heavily rely on device connectivity, especially for monitoring external communication for onboard internet, and AV monitoring so guest side devices can […]

November 6, 2023

PRTG map

IT, Monitoring, Tech

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The Role of UI & UX in Home Automation and Control Systems

It’s no secret that user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) play a pivotal role in AV control systems, whether they are utilised in smart homes or onboard yachts. The guest-facing UI serves as the primary gateway for users to access and control various systems on board a yacht or private residence. It is the […]

July 7, 2023

Ideaworks MeSH

AV, Tech

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Unveiling the Cyber Security of Starlink

There’s been so much buzz and excitement around what Starlink can do recently with speed, latency and costs all surpassing what VSAT could ever provide for communications on a yacht. But no one has really been talking about what it should do, how secure is their network once traffic leaves your firewall, what potential vulnerabilities […]

July 3, 2023

Starlink Security

Communications, Cyber Security, Tech

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Is TVRO going the way of the dinosaurs?

Television has come a pretty long way since its very first broadcast back in 1927. With recent innovations in internet bandwidth and speed through platforms like 5G and Starlink, it begs the question… Is TVRO gradually becoming obsolete?

June 15, 2023

AV, Tech

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Starlink, but with with Laser-beams

If you’ve been wondering how Starlink is able to provide worldwide coverage without the need for land-stations over huge areas of the ocean, thousands of miles from the nearest teleport, then you’re not the only one. VSAT as we know, uses earth stations to bounce data off a satellite to its destination and back again… […]

May 27, 2023

VSAT and starlink

Communications, Tech

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90% of cyber attacks start with phishing: How cyber breaches have targeted human error and behaviour

Yep, you read that right, 90% of cyber attacks start with phishing, the fraudulent practice of sending emails or other messages pretending to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers. As of January 1, 2021, all ship owners must comply with IMO Resolution MSC.428(98) in order to continue sailing worldwide. This has […]

May 12, 2023

Cyber security management

Cyber Security, Tech

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Connecting the World: The Threat of Starlink vs VSAT Satellite Internet Services

Starlink vs VSAT; it’s not quite the end of VSAT but it could be the start of end for how yachts once used it. Providing internet access through satellites for yachts is nothing new and we all know the limitations of VSAT and most are aware of the The quality of the service itself is […]

May 4, 2023

Starlink map

Communications, Tech

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