Intel inks tablet deal with Royal Caribbean International

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Intel announced its tablet deal with Royal Caribbean International to integrate Intel-powered tablets onboard Quantum of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean is installing 15,000 Intel-based Dell Venue tablets at point-of-sale locations on the new ship to improve efficiency of crew member and better customer experience.

This apart, it is also using 40,000 Intel-powered tablets built by HEXA Electronics, to give to every crew member throughout its fleet.

“Introducing Intel-powered tablets to our onboard crew is part of our effort to provide the best guest experience possible,” said Bill Martin, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises.

These two ranges of tablets feature Windows 8.1 OS and Intel Atom processors.

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Royal Caribbean will benefit as the tablets at point-of-sale will perform various hospitality functions, including check-in, reservations, entertainment options, activity scheduling and billing transactions throughout the ship, providing a better experience for guests and efficiency for crew members.

The Royal Caribbean crew tablets also include the productivity applications bundle from Intel, valued at $233 per tablet and available with apps such as Dictionary, DocuSign and McAfee Anti-Virus Plus.

Crew members can enjoy Intel-powered tablets in their personal time, including access to apps such as Skype, Bing and Office365.

CJ Bruno, Intel vice president and general manager of the Americas. “This tablet deal will allow Royal Caribbean’s employees to personally experience the amazing performance of Intel-powered tablets across commercial and consumer applications.”

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