HAMMOND, La. - May 26, 2010 - Adventure Eye Video Systems today announced a multi-year, exclusive agreement with Carnival Cruise Lines (NYSE/LSE: CCL) to provide its point-of-view scuba dive/snorkel video camera rental system to all of the line's "Fun Ships."
Adventure Eye Video Systems is the manufacturer and distributor of turnkey, point-of-sale, wearable video camera rental kiosks for tour operators and retail establishments. The company's innovative system facilitates the rental of point-of-view video cameras so consumers can record and relive their outdoor recreation adventures.
Under the exclusive agreement, Adventure Eye Video Systems will provide kiosks and cameras for Carnival Cruise Lines' guests to use during dive- and snorkeling-related shore excursions. Each ship will have three kiosks with 50 Liquid Imageâ„¢ dive masks. The patented Liquid Image 310 Camera Mask is the first dive mask in the world that includes a built-in 5.0 megapixel, high-resolution digital D1 video (720x480, 30fps)/still camera (256x1920).
"The inclusion of the Adventure Eye Video Rental System on Carnival ships is the perfect way to enhance guests' scuba and snorkel experience," said James Griffith, owner and partner of Adventure Eye Video Systems. "Passengers will be able to rent dive masks with built-in, waterproof video cameras. When they get back on board, using our kiosk, Carnival staff will be able to quickly and easily make DVD's of passengers' adventures right on the spot."
The all-day rental fee for a Liquid Image dive mask, which can record more than an hour of high-resolution, DVD quality video on a 4 gigabyte Micro SD/SDHC memory card (or 22,400 still images), will be $29.95.
Initially, rental systems will be installed in eleven of Carnival Cruise Lines 22 ships sailing to the Eastern and Western Caribbean and the Bahamas, with other ship installations to be announced at a later date. Implementation began in mid-May and is scheduled to be completed by November.
Adventure Eye Video Systems designs its rental programs to provide the appropriate camera system for the appropriate use. In addition, the rental kiosk's hardware and software is scalable, so kiosks can be upgraded as camera technologies change.
"We see this as a long-term partnership with Adventure Eye Video Systems and are looking forward to providing our guests with this unique way of capturing their 'Fun Ship' vacation memories," said Joseph Acosta, Director of technical eEntertainment and Audio Video for Carnival Cruise Lines.
In addition, as a Liquid Image Xtreme Sport Cam equipment rental distributor, Adventure Eye Video Systems will also provide cameras to Carnival Cruise Lines for its onboard sales efforts.
For more information about Adventure Eye Video Systems rental Kiosk program and online consumer rental program, please visit the company portal at www.aevideosystems.com, or contact its corporate offices at 985.345.0005.
About Adventure Eye Video Systems
Hammond, Louisiana-based Adventure Eye Video Systems (www.aevideosystems.com) has provided turnkey rental programs of wearable, point-of-view video camera systems to outdoor recreation tour operators and retail establishments since 2007. The company's rental programs are designed to match the appropriate camera with the appropriate activity. Its rental kiosk system manages camera scheduling and burns branded, high-quality DVDs that customers can take home. Adventure Eye Video Systems kiosks are currently on Carnival Cruise Lines ships, at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, and at quality snow ski and whitewater tour operators and retailers in North America.
About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 "Fun Ships" operating voyages ranging from three to 15 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, Canada, Europe, and Bermuda. For additional information on Carnival's "Fun Ship" vacations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL, or visit carnival.com.
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