Carnival Corporation & & plc revealed that it has been named a CES® 2019 Development Awards Honoree for the OceanMedallion ™, the advanced wearable gadget that powers the development visitor experience platform behind MedallionClass trips.
The distinguished CES Development Awards honor outstanding design and engineering in customer technology products and are evaluated by a preeminent panel of independent commercial designers, engineers and members of the trade media based on style, functionality, customer appeal, engineering and how the items compare to competitors.
Initially revealed by Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, and promoted by Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Customer Innovation Association (CTA)™, at CES 2017, the MedallionTM device constantly connects a cruise visitor’s unique digital identity with a smart shipboard Experience Web of Things (xIoTTM) ecosystem to improve guest-crew interactions and provide a high level of individualized service on a large scale. The gadget makes it possible for all elements of an elevated guest getaway consisting of hassle-free payment, keyless, tailored stateroom access, frictionless embarkation, on-demand services and more.
“Few honors are as prominent as the CES Innovation Awards and we are exceptionally honored to get this acknowledgment for game-changing development,” said John Padgett, chief experience and development officer for Carnival Corporation. “Rarer is for the travel industry to be driving the pinnacle of used innovation in the IoT area. This award helps to even more verify that technology, especially IoT, has unlimited application in the travel organisation to change and optimize consumers’ precious getaway time.”
The OceanMedallion and the company’s xIoT presently are changing holidays for all visitors cruising on Caribbean Princess from Princess Cruises, among Carnival Corporation’s 9 world-leading cruise line brands. Visitors are enjoying a substantial portfolio of OceanMedallion-enabled features, specifically designed to boost the holiday experience, including:
The CES Development Awards are sponsored by CTA, owner and manufacturer of CES, the world’s biggest and most influential innovation event. CTA has actually been acknowledging achievements in item design and engineering considering that 1976.
Carnival Corporation’s OceanMedallion ™ will be on display in the Innovation Awards Showcase at the upcoming CES 2019, which will run January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas. The total list of CES 2019 Development Honorees, consisting of product descriptions and images, can be found at CES.tech/ Development.