Roddy MacLennan, ceo for the cruise business unit at SpecTec commented, ‘The formation of the business unit is a significant step in gaining closer intimacy with a market we have served so effectively for many years.
‘The investment in additional skilled resource for cruise, aligned to a dedicated product roadmap with collaborative input from the industry, leaves us well placed to meet the future needs of cruise operators.’
Four work streams have been launched to focus strategic direction on AMOS development, regulation and industry trends, technology advancements and service releases.
This structure services a global reach to customers including major parts of the industry in the US and across Europe, that is complemented with a local focus and locally resourced teams.
An innovative product roadmap, centered on the end user experience for globally connected fleets, sets out the vision for cruise, notes SpecTec.
MacLennan who will be at the SpecTec booth 3719 at Seatrade Cruise Global said, ‘understanding the current and future needs of the market is critical.’
He commented: ‘digitalization has no boundaries where customers are concerned, so we are seeking to move forward with game changing solutions that contribute to an exceptional cruise experience for guests and the crew, while maximizing safety, security and environmental requirements across the fleet.’
The investment in cruise has been supported by SpecTec’s parent company, Volaris Group, which is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc.
Michael Dufton, portfolio leader and head of the Volaris Marine vertical said, ‘The cruise market is growing year on year and this is reflected in the announcement of some major new build programs for vessels in the future. The formation of a SpecTec business unit dedicated to cruise is part of a sustainable long term investment strategy based on delivering the next generation of software solutions for the cruise market.’