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This year Bond Technology Management will present itself for the first time with its own stand at the Monaco Yacht Show. We had the opportunity to speak with Will Faimatea, Director and Founder of Bond Technology Management while he was in his office in Monaco. The company is now in its seventh year of operation and has grown to over 34 people in over 5 different countries.
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SuperyachtNews.com met with Will Faimatea, founder and owner of AV and IT integration consultancy, Bond Technical Management to mark the opening of the company’s new headquarters overlooking Port Hercules in Monte Carlo.
The role of the ETO – or electro-technical officer – onboard a superyacht is something of a mystery to many. Ask crew or captains about ETOs and they might respond: “Oh, the AV guy?” or “Well, you can’t defi ne what they do really, can you?”
Copper or glass wrapped up in plastic – now that rivals watching drying paint for a pretty good doze inducer, yet such connections are the nervous system of any AV setup, perhaps the most hidden yet most vital part of the installation. One duff connection worth !50 cents and (in accordance with Murphy’s Law) buried in an undocumented location inaccessibly deep in the bowels of the yacht can render the most expensive, effective, state-of-the-art screen to be about as good as one of John Logie Baird’s early wee-screen, mechanical 'television' machines.