Quantum of the Seas…it’s a ship that owner RoyalCaribbean International describes by saying, "By taking a quantum leap forward with the first ship in our Quantum class, we're holding ourselves up to the promise of building ships that take you to new heights."
Yes, the cruise ship offers the first ever sky-diving simulator at sea… the North Star, a jewel-shaped capsule that gently ascends over 300 feet above sea level for breathtaking 360° views… completely revolutionary spaces that transform from day to night…and newly designed, modular staterooms that feature the first virtual balconies at sea.
So, it's no surprise to discover Royal Caribbean International's Quantum-Class ships will offer new huge quantum-class entertainment venues with spectacular 360 projection technology and 100" screens wielded on six gigantic robotic arms.
The cruise line calls the installation venue "Two70" for the 270-degree panoramic sea views thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass walls almost three decks high at the stern of the massive Quantum ship.
Two70's ceiling house six robot arms will control 100" LED screens that extend downwards into the venue, featuring multi-screen digital content. The venue’s glass walls will become part of the entertainment, displaying projections of that encircle the room.
Robotic Arts is programmes the robots and prepares for the content. Andy Flessas, founder of Robotic Arts, calls these robotically controlled video displays "RoboScreens."
The robot arms will move the screens to match the shipboard evening show's music and choreography while still synchronizing each screen's display to form a cohesive image as part of the line's high-tech new entertainment venues."
"We are doing something that has never been done before," says RCI Executive Entertainment Producer Bob Kerns.
Instead of just sailing off into the sunset, Quantum of the Seas will sail into the record books for digital signage as well as cruise ship history.