The system, manufactured by SnapTV, provides television and 20,000 hours of video on demand to over 140 cabins on the barge. SELEX Elsag IPTV system engineers carried out the installation in Batam in Indonesia.
This is the second SELEX Elsag deployment of IPTV for Intership, with the first carried out onboard the world’s largest construction accommodation work barge, the Camelot, in 2010.
“Having worked offshore as an engineer for many years, I understand the importance of excellent cabin TV and movies to morale and the benefits this can offer to both welfare and crew retention,” said Ryan Dawe, commercial sales manager, SELEX Elsag.
In other news, SELEX Elsag has also been appointed as an Inmarsat XpressLink dealer, and will offer the service via its UK-based export team in Basildon.
The hybrid Ku-band and L-band solution includes a free terminal upgrade and increased bandwidth on the Inmarsat Global Xpress Ka-band service when it becomes available in 2014.