KVH deal with SES en­ables more ships

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KVH In­dus­tries, a global man­u­fac­turer of mar­itime com­mu­ni­ca­tions, has struck a deal with SES to en­able more ships at sea with con­nec­tiv­ity. This is a new satel­lite ca­pac­ity agree­ment to connect ves­sels along the eastern coasts of Canada and the U. S., as well as through­out the Caribbean and GoM. KVH says that it is experiencing in­creas­ing band­width de­mands from cus­tomers for a va­ri­ety of ap­pli­ca­tions in­clud­ing M2M, re­mote op­er­a­tions mon­i­tor­ing, and crew wel­fare.

“SES and KVH are el­e­vat­ing the world of mar­itime com­mu­ni­ca­tions, putting ev­ery­thing – from stream­lined op­er­a­tions man­age­ment tools to all the en­ter­tain­ment con­ve­niences of home – at the fin­ger­tips of ship pas­sen­gers and crew,” said Elias Zac­cack, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­cas re­gion and head of the mo­bil­ity mar­ket so­lu­tions cen­tre for SES.

Un­der a multi- year agree­ment, KVH will use Ku- band ca­pac­ity aboard the SES- 4 satel­lite to ex­pand high- speed in­ter­net ac­cess and Voice over IP ser­vices – across its mini- VSAT Broad­band net­work – to luxury, gov­ern­ment, and com­mer­cial ves­sels. Mini- VSAT Broad­band sys­tems are en­abling crew comms at sea with KVH’s new IP- Mo­bileCast con­tent de­liv­ery ser­vice. This uses a satel­lite broad­band con­nec­tion and mul­ti­cas­t­ing tech­nol­ogy to de­liver news, sports, movies, mu­sic, and TV shows di­rectly to the ship.

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