IHSE KVM onboard the world’s largest cruise ships

IHSE KVM systems have been installed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines largest and most prestigious cruise ships. The KVM solutions enable the crew to quickly and easily access important data from workstations around the ships.

The cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruise Line recently expanded its fleet to include the two largest passenger ships in the world: Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas, each capable of carrying 6,750 passengers, along with and 2,100 crew members.


Real-time access and flexibility for the crew

It is essential for crew members to be able to access information quickly and easily. Critical decisions need to be taken in a timely manner to ensure the utmost comfort and safety of those on board. With eighteen decks and an overall length of 360 meters, moving to a dedicated location somewhere in the ship to use a particular computer system would take time and reduce the efficiency of the crew and their ability to provide the best possible level of service and safety to customers.

Thanks to the KVM solution, crew members have instant access to all the information they need from any convenient workstation – comprising a screen, keyboard and mouse – and can instantly switch between the computers they need to access. This system ensures a high degree of flexibility, convenience and greatly improves crew efficiency.


Maximum safety on the high seas

As well as saving time, the KVM system increases safety: data is always available to the crew ensuring that they do not miss any important safety-critical information. Back-up and redundant connections ensure continuous operation of the systems in the event of failure or emergency.

“Computer systems are located at a long distance from the operators. The KVM system enables the crew to access data from their own workstations and select and instantly change the computer they are using. They work more efficiently and effectively, and the ship operates safely at sea”, says Gérard R. Michel, Senior Project Manager of maritime system integrator TechnoSolutions.

“Even on the world’s biggest cruise ships, saving space is crucial. The IHSE KVM solution is of great help to address this target, especially in high technical venues like the Engine Control Room or Safety Command Centre”.

IHSE’s KVM switching, extension and sharing solutions are available for demonstration at SMM in Hamburg, 4 – 7 September 2018. Stand no. B6.129.1.

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