Packet Ship delivers entertainment on the river

VoD provider Packet Ship has celebrated the deployment of their Streamline video server on another new river vessel, AmaPrima. This is the tenth Packet Ship server to be installed on AmaWaterways‘ growing fleet of luxury inland cruise ships on the great rivers of Europe.

Delivered by marine systems integrator Electronic Service of the Netherlands, Packet Ship’s software delivers premium movies on demand to guest staterooms, alongside satellite-driven IPTV and a live ‘view from the bridge’ camera feed. The guest experience is powered by Octopus middleware from Vianeos and set-top boxes from CIMA.

Piet Kraaijeveld, CEO of Electronic Service said, “since a ship is away from port most of the time, marine equipment – even if only for entertainment – has to be reliable. We have found Packet Ship’s software to be ideal for this solution, and their understanding and support for the hospitality business second to none.”

Paul Clark, CEO of Packet Ship said, “our company name and brand were inspired by our maritime history here in Falmouth, and while most our deployments are on dry land we are very pleased to continue the nautical theme by bringing first class guest entertainment to the inland waterways of Europe”.

The AmaPrima is the latest ship in the AmaWaterways fleet, and at 135m long can carry 164 passengers in 78 luxury staterooms on cruises through the Rhine, Danube, Main and Mosel rivers. The AmaPrima will make its maiden voyage on April 3, 2013 in Amsterdam.

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