Carnival Corp. and Jabil launch consumer clothing production line in the Caribbean – Cruise Industry News

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Carnival Corporation and Jabil partner to launch the leading IoT manufacturing and distribution site for the consumer Internet of Things in the Florida / Caribbean region. This was announced in a press release.

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, is the site of the first Princess Medallion device manufacturing plant outside of Asia. Carnival Corporation said it was adding support to the production capacity of its Caribbean cruises while “stimulating economic development by supporting the more than 600 jobs at the Jabil facility in the Dominican Republic.”

“Jabil’s proximity to state-of-the-art facilities and factory automation, along with its exceptional track record in manufacturing consumer, medical and military devices provide us with a tremendous opportunity to meet the growing demand for our wearable devices. Experiential IoT and also to support good performance. paid jobs in the Dominican Republic in the highly sought-after travel and tourism industry, ”said John Padgett, Experience and Innovation Manager at Carnival Corporation.

“This development also reflects the continued impressive investments by Carnival Corporation in the Caribbean to drive economic growth and prosperity across the region,” he added.

Launched in 2017, the wearable Medallion contains communications technologies that deliver a highly personalized, personalized level of service through an interactive customer experience platform.

Currently available on Princess Cruises ships, MedallionClass vacations allow for contactless embarkation and disembarkation, frictionless trading and keyless cabin entry, as well as dynamic onboard orientation, a family locator and friends, movie previews on the go, an interactive event and activity planner, and interactive games.

Carnival said the portable, quarter-sized 1.8-ounce drive has no discernible technology – no on-off switch, no recharging required, no menu to navigate, and is waterproof, resistant to heat and cold and to sand and salt.

The medallions are adorned with the logo of the cruise line and each disc is laser engraved with the client’s name, the name of their vessel and the date of departure.

Inside the medallion are two microscopic antennae, according to the press release. One uses near field communication and the other uses Bluetooth Low Energy. The device synchronizes with an invisible network of experiential Internet of Things of readers, sensors and advanced computing devices that recognize individual guests in locations across ships and facilitate their experiences based on location, the personal information they provide and the interactions on board.

Medallion wearable devices are produced at Jabil’s 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the PIISA Bajos de Haina Industrial Park, part of the region’s rapidly growing free trade zone. Medallions produced and delivered to the Dominican Republic site will be shipped to Miami for distribution to guests attending Princess MedallionClass Caribbean vacations.

“Jabil is excited about this new partnership with Carnival Corporation and confident that our manufacturing solutions in one of our new locations will meet the needs of this world-class laptop that enhances the experience of Princess Cruises customers,” said Mike Mahaz, vice president of global business units at Jabil. “Our facility in Santo Domingo is the perfect place to support this exciting new product, given its proximity and pool of high caliber talent. “

In addition to the new manufacturing initiative, Princess Cruises also increases the number of ship visits to the Dominican Republic by 250% in the 2021-22 season, compared to 2019.

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