Square Mile International
Marlow, Bucks SL7 1FJ
NEWS RELEASE 7 January 2005
SQUARE MILE INTRODUCES “DIGI YACHT” AT SCHRODERS LONDON BOAT SHOW – the latest digital entertainment technology on board
At the 2005 Schroders London Boat Show, Square Mile International introduced the “Digi Yacht”, which, for the first time, tailors the latest, cutting-edge, digital entertainment technology systems for use on boats.
Based around Intel’s® technologies and maximising the use of the Square Mile infrastructure, the Digi Yacht allows sailors to enjoy a “Digital Home” afloat. Tailoring it to the specific needs of boat users, the Digi Yacht brings together wireless broadband internet access, DVD, TV, Music systems and Digital security cameras under the management of one system.
“This technology is the very latest in cutting-edge digital home systems, designed specifically for on-board use,” said Dominic Killinger, Managing Director of Square Mile International. “It is being directly targeted at boat users who spend time on their boats and expect the same quality and reliability in their entertainment systems as they would get at home. These people include many who live on their boats, both inland and around the coast, as well as those who spend much of their leisure time afloat.”
The Digi Yacht Media Centre Edition Solutions runs the latest Microsoft ® Windows XP Media Centre Edition, allowing users to connect to the web, run DVDs, security web
cameras, MP3s and calls using VoIP (Voice over IP). This is controlled using one remote control via the simple Media Centre on screen interface. The digital entertainer is also an extremely fast state of the art Windows XP computer providing the highest quality digital entertainment available today.
Small waterproof security cameras can be installed to connect to the Digi Yacht Media Centre, to watch over the boat when the owner is not there, recording any movements and notifying the owner by text message or email alert as required. The owner can login and check the boat or the weather at the marina from the comfort of their desk, home or mobile phone.
Dominic Killinger added: “The Digi Yacht is an exciting development for sailors, who have come to expect quality entertainment systems on their boats. Now we have the largest network of marina WiFi hotspots in Europe, we are delighted to be introducing the latest state of the art digital solution to boat users and to be part of a partnership that can offer the highest quality and reliability from the very best companies in the marketplace.”
Square Mile International provides wireless broadband to over 35 marinas across the UK and many more in the UK, Mediterranean and around the world plan to offer this facility.
Contact: Sue Viney
0118 934 2093
Square Mile International
Tel: +44 (0)1628 483010
Notes to Editors:-
1. Photos available as jpeg files
2. Square Mile International is a global Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), building a portfolio of hot spots within Marinas around the world. This service offers high-speed, secure connectivity to berth holders, residents and businesses situated within Square Mile networks at Marinas. Founded in 2001 by Dominic Killinger, Managing Director, the company's headquarters are in Marlow, Bucks, with operations in Australia and Florida.
Exclusively focused on the marina environment, Square Mile have built direct relationships with world leading manufacturers of wireless hardware to ensure the most reliable and secure accessibility for subscribers.
3. Digiyacht is a brand name for the marine market. It is backed by Digihome Ltd.
The products combine the global strengths of vendors such as Intel, and Microsoft to enable users to have a full digital entertainment system on a boat, incorporating connection to the web, security cameras, DVD, Digital Radio, TV, MP3, digital photos and full functionality of a PC.
Digiyacht will come with a maintenance package that is suited to your requirements, but can include, remote monitoring and equipment swap out.
4. Intel and Intel Centrino are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to purchase additional software, services or external hardware. Availability of public wireless LAN access points limited. System performance measured by MobileMark* 2002. System performance, battery life, wireless performance and functionality will vary depending on your specific hardware and software configurations. See www.intel.com/products/centrino/more_info for more information.
Intel, Pentium and SpeedStep technology are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
1Hyper-Threading Technology requires a computer system with a Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology and a HT Technology enabled chipset, BIOS and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use. Visit www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading for more information, including details on which processors support HT Technology.
Intel processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number for details.
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