The total inventory across the six ships currently fitted with Lab.gruppen and the new vessel – which is due to be delivered in early 2010 – totals around 200. A seventh ship, The Rosella, will be refitted with Lab.gruppen amplifiers next year.
Viking Line AV co-ordinator Jouni Sironen commented: “We are progressively replacing all of our old Lab.gruppen amplifier stock with new C Series amplifiers. With the exception of the 100 or so amplifiers that are purely for public address security announcements, our aim is to have the entire fleet standardise on C Series within the next few years.”
Sironen went on to praise the C Series’ “high channel density” and its reliability, along with the back-up service provided by Lab.gruppen.