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The wireless, intelligent and instinctive Ming has everything a steward call system needs on board a superyacht, in residential properties, private island resorts, executive boardrooms, exclusive restaurants, etc. by simply pressing a discreet button. The Ming immediately and subtly summons your captain or steward / butler without having to interrupt your conversation or meal. The Ming can be programmed as well as an emergency button to silently alarm your personal security or physician.


Product Details

Owners of superyachts & exclusive properties as well as their esteemed guests expect to enjoy the services offered by a crew / staff around the clock. Whether at the dining table, on the sun deck or even in the middle of the night, it is reassuring to know that a steward / member of staff is only a call away.

While the Ming system incorporates the very latest technology to support a comprehensive feature set, the Ming button itself is intuitive to use. A short or long press is all that is needed to send one of two clearly distinct, pre-configured calls. Even though it is mobile, it is intelligent enough to always summon the steward / staff to the right place. Furthermore, if so desired, the discreet glow of the ring of LEDs circling the button confirms that a crew / staff member is already on the way.

The Ming perfectly matches any superyacht’s / property´s interior. Designed, engineered and completely hand-crafted in Germany, the button is made of the finest materials. The hand-polished precious-metal surface is bound in luxurious leather, while the level of precision engineering is equal to that of a Swiss timepiece. There are several bespoke options to choose from, including 24K gold-plating, coloured leather sleeves, individually tailored buttons – all according to the owner’s personality and style. Every possible wish will be fulfilled, from a rare platinum coating up to the use of custom leather supplied by the owner. Similarly, the Ming can of course be engraved with its owner’s insignia or yacht logo, etc. 

Individual Design


  • Ming chrome-, 24K gold-, rose gold-, platinum-, ruthenium-, or other platings available / surcharge
  • Leather: Moore & Giles, founded in 1933, is dedicated to designing and developing the most innovative and luxurious natural leathers for the high-end superyacht, private aviation and residential interior design industries.
  • Any bespoke or custom-embossed leather, etc. available / surcharge
  • Engravings (initials, name, logo, etc.) on the Ming available / surcharge
  • Selected diamonds for the circle of lights around the button available / surcharge
  • Please contact us for any further bespoke requirements.

Technical Details

  • Ming Wireless Button
    • Dimensions (HxWx D): 57,5 x 56 x 56 mm
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 2.26 x 2.20 x 2.20 inches
  • Ming Docking Station
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 78 x 118 x 160 mm
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 3.07 x 4.65 x 6.30 inches
  • Net weight of the Ming Wireless Button: ca. 450g / 0.99 lbs


For maximum compatibility, the Ming System communicates via WLAN as well as LAN, while also supporting Power over Ethernet. This allows for a fast and simple retrofit on practically any yacht / property without the need for additional wiring or antennae. Additionally, the Ming may be seamlessly integrated in an existing yacht / property automation system, such as CRESTRON or AMX. This allows for call management using the yacht’s own crew touch panels based on ready-to-use software modules. Finally, it is also possible to connect the Ming via an IP-based API to on-board communication systems such as PBX and Tetra.

True to the motto of effortless & luxurious simplicity, a technical member of staff can install a Ming system large enough to cater to the requirements of a 165-foot yacht or mansion in under 90 minutes. Without the assistance of an external technician. And even while at sea.

From the very moment it begins operation, the Ming promises complete reliability. Firstly, the built-in batteries are rechargeable, last for weeks and do not need replacing. Plus the need to recharge is signaled to the crew well in advance. Secondly, the integrated Self-Check function continually monitors the overall system and reports any anomalies before the guests or even the crew notice them, thus ensuring trouble-free operation twenty-four hours a day.

Ideally, steward calls will be received using the crew’s mobile devices along with the Ming App available for the iOS™, Android™ and BlackBerry®10 platforms. This naturally reduces the response time, since these devices are usually carried by the crew / staff, resulting in the call being noticed immediately.

It is also possible to connect Ming via an IP-based interface to such on-board communication systems as PBX, Tetra and others. This wide range of integration options has the added advantage of enabling a retrofit without necessitating a whole new set of hardware or calling in specialist programmers.


At Stockinger your personal requirements and visions are center of attention. 40 years of experience in building safes and safe rooms globally enables us to fulfill close to any requirement, as exceptional as it might be. Discretion and personal consultation are our topmost priorities, we are gladly at your service to manufacture unique safe-masterpieces from a creative vision to outstanding designs with impeccable quality in every detail. The procurement of such exclusive safes and safe rooms requires a high level of trust. This trust from our international clients is most valuable to us and we will do our uttermost to exceed their requirements and expectations.

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Steward Call System

When the owner’s contentment is paramount.

Seamlessly integrated in its surroundings, a true pleasure to touch and ingeniously easy to operate, Ming is the most exclusive luxury steward call system & emergency button. A simple press of the hand-crafted button immediately and unobtrusively summons the staff. Without the need for a glaringly modern gadget lying on the table. And without having to interrupt one’s conversation or meal.
Unlike the complicated touch panels and cluttered on-board phones of the past, the Ming is intuitive in its functioning and perfectly matches the yacht’s interior. Similarly, the Ming is equally on a par with the other furnishings with regard to the quality of materials used and the high degree of craftsmanship – Minimum complexity combined with highest luxury.
While the innovative Ming system itself incorporates the very latest technology to support a comprehensive feature set, it could not be any simpler to use. Two different, clearly distinct calls can be sent by either a short or long touch of the luxurious leather-clad steward call system. Furthermore, if so desired, the steward can signal a return confirmation that is discreetly displayed via the elegant, slim LED band circling the button’s gleaming polished exterior.

For absolute peace of mind.

Wireless, intelligent and instinctive, the Ming will soon become the owner’s favorite personal device. It is designed to fulfil one function, and one function only – and does this in perfection. One button press is all that is necessary and the owner’s desires are met. Doing away with the need for a touch panel or telephone. While simultaneously eliminating the risk of a phone call disturbing the tranquility.

Also, as opposed to other solutions until now, the Ming does not need a set of operating instructions or time spent learning how to use a device. The ultimate in comfort, it is designed to incorporate everything an exclusive steward call system needs on a yacht, reduced to a single push of a button – Less confusion for a heightened experience.
With the beautifully styled button at one’s side, the Ming enables the owner to relax completely. Even though it is mobile, it is clever enough to always summon the steward to the right place. And, thanks to its tasteful appearance, the button lends an air of dignified finesse without being ostentatious.

Inspired confidence.

With its intuitive mode of operation, the Ming also allows guests on board to feel entirely at home and at ease. Those without luxury yacht charter experience may well be unsure of using a touch panel or an on-board telephone to summon the steward in the middle of the night. Or may simply be uncertain as to whether staff are on hand around the clock.
Without even needing to turn on the light, guests can signal for service with a single press of an elegantly crafted button. Silently and while lying in bed. Various feedback options can inform the guest that the system has received the call. The gentle illumination of the button can confirm, for instance, that a crew member is already on the way to the cabin in question – Readily comprehensible in any language.
Furthermore, the Ming enables those guests who are worried about their health to still enjoy a good night’s sleep. Individually configured press-and-hold calls can instantly summon an on-board doctor. While a single press of the button signifies that it is nothing critical. Maybe just a little headache.