SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UIEvolution, Inc. and VIDELIO-HMS today announced they have been selected by Holland America Line to deploy UIEvolution’s UIE ExperienceManager™ technology platform on the Nieuw Amsterdam. The ship’s in-stateroom TVs will be upgraded with a new interactive entertainment system, as well as a wide range of video, audio and onboard services, all the while leveraging much of the existing network and ship infrastructure.
Holland America Line has made it a priority to create exciting, next-generation experiences to their passengers. Aligning with VIDELIO-HMS and UIEvolution, the company will be able to upgrade the ship’s in-room technology with their existing infrastructure, saving time and money but still providing a best-in-class solution for the ship. UIE ExperienceManager, a platform designed to manage video-on-demand (VOD), Live TV, music and ship services will be implemented offering Holland American Line the ability to create customizable real-time in-cabin entertainment and digital displays throughout the ship without the overhead of burdensome tool and video management.
"We are pleased to work with UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS to offer innovative technology and in-room entertainment services and contents to our passengers and crew," said Jason Grant, Director Fleet I.T., Holland America Line. “We look forward to working with them on future retrofits in our fleet.”
“Working with Holland America Line is a great experience,” said Travis Beaven, Chief Product Officer at UIEvolution. “They understand the true benefits of utilizing technology to increase and engage passengers at all levels. The ability to retrofit a leading-edge solution with existing infrastructure is remarkable for the industry, and we are proud to be able to offer this to our cruise partners. It’s all part of our efforts to make every part of the cruise experience be amazing and the very best in the industry.”
“We’re truly excited for this first project commissioned by Holland America Line and we’ve worked extremely hard to design and architecture the end-to-end platform, deploying in such a compressed time,” said Gianluca Trentadue, Chief Technology Officer at VIDELIO-HMS. “The VIDELIO-HMS team rolls out a central part of the system that, tied with UIEvolution’s UIE Experience Manager, will enable a complete end-use solution and make it possible to bring exclusive, customized and margin-rich offerings to the passengers. In this sense, Holland America Line has an exciting vision on how technologies like this will change the cruise experience."
UIE ExperienceManager is designed to provide a completely customizable and deeply rich experience for the hospitality market. With its ability to support any type of third party service integration or application built on open web standards, cruise lines can deliver rich and highly personalized guest experiences that are completely unique to their passengers and brand. Live on over 25,000 screens across multiple ships and brands worldwide, the award-winning platform has been successfully deployed in both coax and Ethernet environments, delivering VOD, Live TV, Streaming and On Demand Radio, Onboard Services and Interactive Applications. UIE ExperienceManager also powers rich digital signage and is easy to create, modify and update from ship or shore.
VIDELIO-HMS designs, deploys and integrates video solutions on board cruise ships. The spectrum of designs and work carried out on board ship is very broad and covers all aspects of audio, video, broadcasting, lighting, public address systems and dynamic displays in the ship’s entertainment areas (casino, bars, theaters, swimming pool, planetarium, etc.). Working closely alongside cruise companies, VIDELIO - HMS supports its clients by offering a range of dedicated services for the maintenance of their facilities during cruises. For more information, visit http://www.videlio.com/en/videlio-hms.html
UIEvolution is a vertical cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider specializing in highly scalable connected device software and solutions across a broad range of markets, including cruise, hotel, automotive, retail and more. We believe that technology and connectivity should enhance and never distract from life experiences. From our inception in 2000, we have said - The User’s Experience Matters. And, now for nearly 15 years we have made software and provided services that deliver this vision. Headquartered in Seattle with offices in Tokyo and Detroit, UIEvolution has a proven track record with clients like Toyota, DIRECTV, Carnival Cruise Lines, Samsung, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. www.uievolution.com