P&O Cruises Partners with UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS to Deploy UIE ExperienceManager™ on Britannia

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Powerful in-cabin entertainment solution live on newest and largest cruise ship built exclusively for Britain

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Utilizing UIEvolution’s UIE ExperienceManager™, P&O Cruises is able to demonstrate to our passengers that we are dedicated to researching and implementing available technologies to better enhance every aspect of the customer experience.

UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in highly scalable connected device software solutions for Enterprise companies in the Cruise, Hospitality and Automotive industries, and VIDELIO-HMS today announced a partnership with P&O Cruises to deploy UIEvolution’s UIE ExperienceManager™ technology platform on the Britannia, the newest ship in the P&O Cruises fleet. The 3,600-passenger vessel is the largest cruise ship designed for the British holiday market and set sail on its maiden voyage March 15, 2015.

Recognizing the need today to deliver award winning, next generation experiences to passengers, P&O Cruises aligned with UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS to implement UIE ExperienceManager™, a platform designed to manage video-on-demand (VOD), Live TV, music, ship services and over-the-top (OTT) apps. It offers P&O Cruises the ability to create customizable real-time in-cabin entertainment. UIE ExperienceManager™ is built to deliver the world’s most powerful solutions not only for passengers in cabins throughout the ship and in public areas, but also for the entire crew.

“We are pleased to work with UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS,” said Jon Wood, Chief Information Officer, Carnival UK. “Utilizing UIEvolution’s UIE ExperienceManager™, P&O Cruises is able to demonstrate to our passengers that we are dedicated to researching and implementing available technologies to better enhance every aspect of the customer experience.”

"We are deeply honored P&O Cruises selected UIE ExperienceManager™ for the Britannia,” said Travis Beaven, Chief Product Officer at UIEvolution “The ship is an amazing addition to the fleet with services and amenities that passengers will absolutely love. We are pleased to provide UIE ExperienceManager,™ which will bring to this beautiful ship the most innovative technology and in-cabin entertainment services in the market today, giving the Britannia another powerful competitive edge in the cruise market.”

"With this deployment, we were also responsible for the design of the Broadcast Center for P&O Cruises, making it possible to explore new convergent solutions that ensure seamless contents production, consistent quality and controlled contents delivery ship-wide through UIEvolution's UIE ExperienceManager™", reinforced Gianluca Trentadue, Chief Technology Officer at VIDELIO-HMS. "We are extremely pleased of having been selected by P&O Cruises to explore leading edge technologies and concepts for their flag ship Britannia."

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 35,000 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.

The Britannia cruise ship was named on March 10, 2015, and is the largest ship in P&O Cruises' fleet. The Britannia will sail from Southampton during the summer and from the Caribbean in the winter.

About VIDELIO-HMS
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, broadcasting video, CCTV, rigging, public address systems, lighting 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

About UIEvolution
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 Automotive, Cruise, Hotel, 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, Lexus, Carnival Cruise Lines, Samsung, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. http://www.uievolution.com

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