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All the ship's audio and video applications are handled in the Celebrity Equinox's third datacentre, seen here. This facility converts incoming satellite TV signals into IP streams and stores all the videos and music that passengers can access through their cabin TVs.
Each of the cruise ship's 1,426 cabins and suites has at least one full-HD flat-screen TV. A program developed by US firm Nanonation allows passengers to choose from about 20 TV stations, hundreds of pieces of music, as well as free and paid video. Each TV is controlled by its own Mac Mini, which can also be used for room service, shore bookings and surfing the internet.
The third datacentre also contains some Macs, which are used to create the cruise director's daily video about activities available onboard.
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