If you’ve been working in the cruise ship industry for, say, 10 or 15 years, you’ve almost certainly noticed some changes to cruise ship technology.
Prior to the late 1990s, or perhaps even the early part of the 21st century, for instance, most ship pursers were still keeping the majority of their financial records on actual paper.
A cruise line’s marketing manager spent a good portion of their day working the (land line) phones in those days, long before Facebook or Twitter have even been conceived. A housekeeping administrative assistant carried her marching orders around on a clipboard, not a tablet computer. A shore excursion manager was forced to find a payphone if something went wrong, and a call back to the ship was deemed necessary. Today, they wouldn’t dream of walking onto land without a fully charged smartphone.
Technologically Speaking, Times Have Changed
Boy, how times have changed for cruise ship technology. Today, even budget cruise lines tend to be equipped with gigantic poolside LCD TV screens. Servers in ship restaurants and bars are just as likely to be equipped with iPads for notetaking as opposed to, you know, note pads. At the checkout counter in many cruise ship gift shops, cash registers no longer even exist.
Instead, a customer’s credit or debit card is swiped through a credit card reader that’s attached to a tablet or a smartphone, and the receipt comes in the form of an email. Instead of signing for the purchase with a Bic, customers use the tips of their index finger to create their signature on the shop’s iPad or Google Nexus tab.
Indeed, it’s a brave new technologically advanced world aboard passenger ships these days. And if there’s one solitary factor that all these new devices have in common, it’s probably their screens. Most every consumer electronic device has them, after all, and none can work properly with a screen that’s obscured by glare or fingerprints, or scratched beyond the point of repair.
That’s why, if you’re responsible for purchasing the consumer electronics or other tech devices used by major cruise lines like Holland America, Royal Caribbean, or Carnival Cruise Lines, we’d like to suggest you familiarize yourself with the benefits of NuShield screen protector films.
How NuShield Can Help Your Staff
Let’s face it: illnesses happen on cruise ships. A quick visit to the Centers for Disease Control website bears this out. Millions of people have gotten sick aboard cruise ships.
But there are ways to keep disease from spreading while at sea, including recommending guests wash their hands regularly and keep away from areas where people have gotten sick.
It’s also helpful to use NuShield’s Triple A screen protectors on the screens of your staff’s electronic devices.
This screen protection film was designed to wipe out microbes, germs, and bacteria on the display surfaces of commonly used electronic devices in health care facilities, which means it can withstand the challenge posed by your ship.
Triple A can be cleaned with solvents, bleach, rubbing alcohol, and other disinfectants, without losing any of its anti-microbial properties.
And if glare from the artificial lights in the interior of your ships is causing headaches for staff members, Triple A is your best option for reducing glare on anything from large television screens to computer monitors.
The Triple A film, which can be sized and cut to fit literally any electronic device, uses a low-tack silicone rubber-based adhesive to grip the screen’s surface. The anti-glare feature diffuses glare from overhead lights—or light coming in through the windows—and allows users to clearly read the display indoors.
NuShield’s DayVue film, meanwhile, works best in direct sunlight. If your ships have outdoor LCD screen televisions, for instance, that receive rays from the sun for even part of the day, our DayVue film will turn your screens instantly viewable by literally cancelling out glare. Yes, even in the middle of the day.
Interested In Learning More?
If you’d like to learn more about NuShield’s screen protection films and the various benefits they’ll offer to any electronic device with a screen, spend some time scrolling through the posts here on our blog, and take a look at the Technology section of our website. You might also want to read a recent Wired magazine article, “The Days of Squinting at Laptops In the Sun Are Almost Over,” which mentioned the sun glare problem solved by our DayVue film.
And remember that NuShield currently supports over 12,000 different devices with an LCD, LED or plasma display. We can create new film sizes to fit your device without extra cost if we don’t already list it on our website. If you are ready, click here to purchase.