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New Year, New Builds - GCS projects in 2017

Posted by Steve Kahlich on Jan 27, 2017 10:52:42 AM



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Topics: vessel internet, marine vsat, marine voip, Vessel technology for new builds, vessel document management, broadband internet access

Choosing Yacht Network Cabling

Posted by Darren Mayhead on Dec 13, 2013 10:58:00 AM

We've written a lot about the huge uptick in yacht technology over the past few years. Most of today’s vessels include complex on board computer, VSAT, audio/visual and security systems. And we can expect on board technology to only become more complex and necessary over time.


But I want to talk about a less sexy, but crucial aspect of expanding yacht technology: cabling. A vessel's cabling system is the infrastructure that supports current technology and future expansion. So it’s important to lay the right kind of cable now, while anticipating future needs. Good choices today can reduce the likelihood of a premature yacht technology refit.


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Topics: yacht network design, Vessel technology for new builds

Yacht Technology for New Builds: 3 Things to Consider

Posted by Amy Levy on Oct 24, 2013 10:29:00 AM

In the past 3 months, we've been collaborating with OnboardOnline to publish the following articles:

Yacht Management Software - Usability and Interface Design

Yacht Refits - More Bang for your Buck

With the help of Marc Franken, President of Frankentek, Inc., Darren Mayhead, marine engineer and Chief Technical Officer for Great Circle Systems, and J.D. Crawford, Sales Manager at Savant Systems, I've written the following article, which OnboardOnline published on October 23, 2013:

Yacht Technology for New Builds—What’s on the Horizon


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Topics: Vessel technology for new builds

JD_Crawford_head_shotDarren and the GCS team have been instrumental in the development and deployment of several carrier grade IT networks for large scale, Savant-based super-yacht projects where the technology infrastructure needed to be extremely reliable. 


The capabilities of the GCS team have proven instrumental in helping us deliver a world class technology experience to some of the most prestigious yachts in the world.


J.D. Crawford of Savant Systems


I have been working with Great Circle Systems since 2006 when they did the installation of all our networking and Internet communications equipment on our boat being built in Germany.


The equipment they recommended and installed was exactly as we required.  We have had extremely good results with all of their equipment and it has performed as they had advised.


I would highly recommend them to all fellow captains.


Captain Keith T. Moore of M/Y Lady Sheridan

CE_W_Michael_Hummel_of_MY_TVTriton Administrator has proven to be the perfect tool for us on M/Y TV, which is a 78 meter Luerssen yacht.


Triton has comprehensive essential features plus any additional features one can possibly need. It is still easy to use and has a swift support team to implement customer-specific wishes, such as individual day logs, etc.


W. Michael Hummel, Chief Engineer of M/Y TV


Captain Bruno Herregods talks about Great Circle Systems tech support. 

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