Australian-based, but increasingly operating globally, Speedcast specialises in supplying bandwidth to passengers and crew on cruise and ferry ships. Speedcast says it provides services to more than 10,000 vessels.
It has now unveiled ‘Speedcast TV on demand’ service, saying its solution allows passengers and crew to access a wide range of entertainment and information onboard any commercial vessel, cruise ship, ferry or offshore rig, and promises a simple user interface, installation and programming.
“Speedcast TV On Demand is comprised of a small set-top box that offers instant access to a large library of movies, TV shows, sports, news, games, music and informational content, and can be updated using a cloud-based login at any time. Speedcast TV On Demand also allows administrators to upload exclusive video content used for passenger and crew information, training and safety,” said the company.
“We are thrilled to bring the Speedcast TV On Demand solution to our customers,” said Steve Scraper, Speedcast’s product director for cruise and ferry. “This product is innovative and incredibly simple to use for both administrators and end users, and it allows our customers to supply a wide variety of entertainment content that onboard users would typically access at home. It is our goal to provide options for enriching the connectivity experience for everyone, and this product definitely achieves that, while also allowing companies to provide critical training and safety information to passengers and crew.”
Speedcast TV On Demand is one component of the new Speedcast Media Network, set to launch additional applications in coming months to enhance onboard entertainment and media content delivery and reliability.