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Cruise Ships: FUNA Int’l & BSS Audio add advanced networking and control to Oasis of the Seas


Highlighting the largest and arguably most difficult cruise ship assembly in the world, global design, engineering and consulting firm FUNA International has outfitted Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship with a multitude of BSS Audio Soundweb™ London processing devices. With more than three decades of experience in designing and integrating audio systems on the world’s largest watercrafts, FUNA has deployed Soundweb London devices extensively in various projects throughout the past eight years, including the last four new cruise ships built out of its Turku, Finland manufacturing facility.

“As BSS Audio signal processors have continued to become more advanced in their ability to provide comprehensive system networking and control, we have been able to use them in more complex and larger applications,” stated Derek Warner, Senior Project Manager, FUNA International. “The Soundweb London platform provided us with a quality product, which was very user-friendly for our programmers. Collectively, we were able to pre-program and test our system prior to installation; a big help as our time for onsite programming can be very limited.”

The cruise liner contains four major theaters, each requiring a vast and greatly detailed sound installation.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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