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M/Y O' PARI 3

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Type of building Other
Number of KNX devices 65
Summary Motor Yacht O'Pari3 is a commercial yacht available for hire. The yacht is 71,85m in length, 12,8m in beam, with a draft of 3,5m. Its gross tonnage is approx. 1700tns and with a cruising speed of 15knots it can carry 12-16 guests, serviced by a crew of 20. The yacht was designed by Vafiadis Studio and ship building was carried out by Golden Yachts Ltd, in Greece. The project was finished in June 2015 whence she sailed for its first voyage. KNX programming and integration was assigned to GMP S.A. and was carried out by Mr Gratzios Sotirios and Mr Charalampidis Charalampos, both KNX Partners. The yacht is equipped with the most advanced systems in building automation and audio-video entertainment, for all the building systems of the guest area. DALI based lighting is centrally controlled by KNX, which also controls directly shutters and ship’s external lights, and integrates with Crestron audio–video systems, allowing the latest to perform an overall visualization in IOS environment.
Main technical highlights Cabling and local control under ship construction regulations (at least 2 lighting circuits per room, plus emergency lighting, each line powered from a different ship’s engine, through different electrical panels throughout the ship) but single central control. Decentralized control via buttons while retaining central control and supervision, via scenes, logical functions and time programs. Multiple integration capabilities with different protocols (DALI, Crestron), providing cost effective solutions even after the completion of the original study and often during construction phase.
Benefits of KNX The yacht’s more than 2.000 lights were initially designed under the DALI protocol. However prior to electrical works taking place, it was realized that DALI protocol’s limits did not allow the desired central control, and in search for a solution KNX was proposed. As soon as KNX was introduced, it undertook directly the control of the ship’s shutters and external lights. When the extent of KNX’s integration capabilities was understood, the integration between audio-video systems and lighting-shutter control was brought forward which resulted in a complete visualization in IOS environment.
Which functions were realised with KNX Dimmable lighting (constructed under DALI protocol with OSRAM ECGs and SIEMENS DALI pushbuttons) was realized with SIEMENS KNX/DALI Gateways. External (on/off) lighting control was realized with ABB binary outputs. Shutter control was realized with ABB shutter actuators. Central control, scene control and logical functions were realized with a Busch Jaeger Control panel. Remote control via ABB IP gateway. Integration with Crestron based audio-video equipment was realized with KNX/Crestron Gateways to allow complete central and single visualization.
Lighting Dimmable lighting (constructed under DALI protocol with OSRAM ECGs and SIEMENS DALI pushbuttons) was realized with SIEMENS KNX/DALI Gateways. External (on/off) lighting control was realized with ABB binary outputs.
Shutter control Shutter control was realized with ABB shutter actuators.
Technical Surveillance DALI monitoring and full supervision for all KNX devices ws realized with ABB touch panel
Audio / Video Integration with Crestron based audio-video equipment was realized with KNX/Crestron Gateways
Visualization Integration with Crestron with KNX/Crestron Gateways was realized to allow complete central and single visualization.
Interfaces with other systems Integration with DALI devices was realized with KNX/DALI Gateways to allow both local control throughout the DALI lines and overall central control. Integration with Crestron based audio-video equipment was realized with KNX/Crestron Gateways and to allow complete central and single visualization.
Remote Surveillance/Control Remote support via VPN connection even when the yacht is out of port since there will always be an active internet connection, both for the cruising needs and the passenger’s comfort.

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