Vsat

  • 50 Enterprise Center
    Middletown, RI 02842
    Tel: (401) 851-3824
    Email: jconnors@kvh.com
    Website: www.kvh.com
    President & CEO: Martin Kits van Heyningen

     

    The Company:
    KVH Industries is a manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea and on land. These solutions include the mini-VSAT Broadband network, TracPhone satellite communications antenna systems, and TracVision satellite television antenna systems. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. KVH’s mission is to connect in-motion customers, which include commercial and recreational vessels of all sizes around the world, with the same digital services they rely on in their homes and offices.
     
    The Case:
    KVH Industries, Inc., is an innovator and provider of broadband connectivity and satellite TV antenna systems for vessels around the world. KVH has manufactured more than 190,000 mobile satellite antennas, and its mini-VSAT Broadband service is the market share leader in maritime VSAT. KVH recently introduced IP-MobileCast, a content delivery service utilizing multicasting technology to meet the rapidly rising demand for news, entertainment, and operations content at sea. The KVH Media Group is the maritime industry’s leading provider of commercially licensed news, sports, music, and movies, and KVH’s Videotel is a leader in maritime e-Learning. As an innovator in satellite antenna technology, KVH also holds numerous patents for its products. A recent patent was received for its TracVision HD11 polarization device, and its TracVision TV3 marine antenna holds several design patents. KVH’s share of the industry’s 11,000 activated maritime VSAT terminals is 26%, up from 16% two years ago, and double that of its next closest competitor.

    The Product Line:   
    KVH’s extensive array of satellite communications and TV antenna systems for in-motion vessels includes the TracPhone satellite communications antenna hardware. The advanced TracPhone V-IP antenna systems, designed and optimized by KVH for the mini-VSAT Broadband service, include the TracPhone V11-IP, a 1.1 meter diameter, dual-mode C/Ku-band antenna for global VSAT connectivity; the TracPhone V7-IP, a 60 cm diameter enterprise-grade antenna for Ku-band service worldwide; and the TracPhone V3-IP, a 37 cm diameter Ku-band antenna that is the world’s most compact maritime VSAT antenna. All three TracPhone V-IP systems include the Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM), a streamlined belowdecks unit that replaces the need for a rack full of components and integrates all antenna control, onboard network management, and modem functions in one small box. KVH’s TracVision products are fully stabilized marine satellite television antenna systems designed to provide superior performance, including HDTV, for worldwide satellite TV entertainment at sea and for high-definition service worldwide. Beyond this, the IP-MobileCast service delivers large amounts of content to many ships at once, overcoming the prohibitively high satellite communications costs. The service enables seafarers in the middle of the ocean to have affordable access to daily digital newspapers, television news, sports updates, music, and movies. The service also provides operational content such as electronic chart updates, high-resolution weather data, and e-Learning maritime training.



    (As published in the August 2014 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

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  • At London International Shipping Week held in September, KVH Industries, Inc. introduced the second generation of its mini-VSAT Broadband solution for the maritime market, providing a combination of data delivered at high speeds and at low price points, with vessel operational and crew entertainment/informati

  • database server software are installed at Color Line's computer center in Oslo with on line direct access from the vessels through a terminal server and VSAT satellite communication. The contract also includes what is reported to be the world's largest cruise ferry that is set to replace Prinsesse Ragnhild

  • Hughes team up to address the unique requirement of this hardworking maritime sector. When ESSI Corporation and Hughes teamed in 2009 to deliver broadband VSAT services to the workboat industry, they quickly discovered that not only was this a unique industry, but also that when it came satellite communications

  • and others; network service providers KVH, Marlink, Cisco and equipment vendors (Kymeta, Shakespeare, Intellian). It’s been 30 years since the first Ku-band VSAT (receiver) was built to connect offshore units by network. Now there are 13,000 installed VSAT terminals and 70 VSAT service providers: They can do

  • crews to transmit and receive voice and data. But providing communications is outside of Subsea7's core competency and the company had been using the same VSAT systems for several years. In 2002, Subsea7 recognized that its limited VSAT communications systems were due for replacement, and the company saw

  • in HSE policies, Harvey Gulf continuously implements new solutions designed to make their vessels and crews safer and greener. Harvey Gulf chose KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network to support a myriad of onboard applications, including: crew Internet access (for things like personal email and online banking),

  • be a 60 percent increase in ship-to-shore traffic. This demand for satellite bandwidth is being driven by a number of factors:      •The development of VSAT antennas for ships has led to a shift away from traditional L-band connections and to higher-throughput Ku- and Ka-band satellite services. The same

  • to grow, maritime service providers are seeing a transformation in the type and quantity of applications that need to be supported at sea.   The advent of VSAT broadband services is driving a shift away from traditional, low-level L-band connections that ship operators have relied upon for decades. VSAT services

  • Business, but also the Oil & Gas and Maritime industries. The Midsouth team is certified to manage the complexity of any system, with experience in VSAT, Thermal Imaging, Vessel Tracking, IT Infrastructure on board and ashore, CCTV, and Port Security. MidSouth’s broad knowledge base allows the integration

  • MR Sep-19#40  and in some  using Marlink VSAT. New ‘expedition class’)
    September 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 40

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  • MR Sep-19#38  far as the use of VSAT for running the business)
    September 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 38

    SATCOM CONNECTIVITY DRIVES INNOVATION “As far as the use of VSAT for running the business of maritime and keep- ing the crew connected, I think that part is really taking off. It’s a trend that is ? nally moving by itself. The other part is the IOT side, and it’s here that the business of maritime is

  • MN Aug-19#66 . lysts as the global maritime VSAT market share leader.
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    August 2019 - Marine News page: 66

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    July 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 54

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  • MP Q2-19#42  remote locations using Marlink VSAT. 
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    May/Jun 2019 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 42

    in popularity of expedition cruising. Marlink customers in the sector include Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ?eet which is operating in remote locations using Marlink VSAT. New ‘expedition class’ ships, HANSEATIC nature and HANSE- ATIC inspiration, due to be delivered this year and HANSEATIC due in 2021, will have the

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    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 31

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    May 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 57

    ; and the MVP300, which unlimited-use data channel from a sin- or bespoke algorithms to provide key can collect multi-parameter data over gle maritime VSAT antenna. With data data. the full water column at great depths. speeds as fast as 20/3 Mbps down/up, the high-speed channel is suitable for Moving

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    April 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 54

    T TECH FILES KVH: NEW VSAT ANTENNA KVH introduced the Trac- HGG: Ship Pro? ler Automates Cutting Phone V11-HTS, and antenna that the company dubs ‘the world’s fastest’ 1 meter Ku/C- HGG’S new UPC 450 Ship Pro? ler increases cutting and pre-fabrication band maritime VSAT antenna. productivity by

  • MR Mar-19#50  switching between satellites, VSAT or L-band 
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    March 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 50

    communications manage- ment system, streamlined and integrated to enable crew communications management and seamless switching between satellites, VSAT or L-band carriers. Above, Left: A Marlink Sealink VSAT dome in position and providing stable, dependable and ? exible global connectivity on board

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    March 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 48

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  • MR Nov-18#13  
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    November 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 13

    GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY WITHOUT COMMITMENT ™ Outfit your fleet with AgilePlans by KVH. This all-inclusive solution offers the most advanced VSAT hardware, the fastest broadband via HTS, the most extensive coverage, plus daily news, training, and installation – all with no commitment and zero maintenance costs.

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    September 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 36

    video restrial networks, the company provides walls in each KVH MegaPOP, applica- backup plans designed to get their facili- for subscribers to its mini-VSAT broad- a mix of tools from infrastructure safe- tion-level traf? c shapers, multiple forms ties and operations up and operating as band service will

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    August 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 104

    SMM 2018 in Ham- burg, Iver C. Weilbach & Co. A/S debuts WENDIS Viewer, a Digital Platform for Nav Services Cobham SATCOM Booth: B6.407 Product: Sailor VSAT Cobham SATCOM will show its software-controlled maritime antenna systems, including a new 1 meter Ku-band SAILOR VSAT solution. Cobham SATCOM will

  • MR Aug-18#68  of a ship manager.  rent mini-VSAT Broadband service 
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    August 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 68

    high-speed overlay to its cur- While crew amenities are important, which in mid-June chose KVH’s new from the perspective of a ship manager. rent mini-VSAT Broadband service it is really only half of the digitization TracPhone V7-HTS antenna equip- “Ship managers can lose their vessels was expected to

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    August 2018 - Marine News page: 62

    mobile connec- CEO/President: Cheryl Zimmerman tivity and inertial navigation systems, innovating to enable a mobile world. A market leader in maritime VSAT, KVH FarSounder, Inc. designs, manufactures, and provides connectivity and con- THE COMPANY: tent services globally. KVH is also a premier manufacturer

  • MR Jul-18#42  & COMMUNICATION
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    July 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 42

    DIGITALIZATION & COMMUNICATION The VSAT Migration Shipowners who want to get the value out of data, applications and smarter shipping have realized that VSAT is the new L-Band, says Malcolm McMaster At Globecomm we spend as much time exotic notions, provision of such infor- ment services are all further

  • MR Jul-18#41  available for mobile VSAT  IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime)
    July 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 41

    at a time when satellite broadband will introduce customer services based on is important to understand that crew com- connectivity available for mobile VSAT IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime, enabling munications still carry weight and go a platforms is being dramatically improved. them to address the widest

  • MP Q1-18#14  of  Consider All the Options
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    Mar/Apr 2018 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 14

    savings. ling defned networks. For shipowners using high throughput communications, Nimbus Pro is designed to drive the value of Consider All the Options VSAT to the connected maritime business. Because vessel operators will always want to fnd better ways On shore, Globecomm’s Cirrus Portal can be used to

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    Mar/Apr 2018 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 12

    width system in order to meet demand – and it is certainly might ft that profle and how they can be managed so as to true that demand for maritime VSAT is growing strongly. Glo- control costs while unlocking the potential of new applica- becomm provides its own globally-managed Ku-Band VSAT tions and

  • MP Q1-18#10  pivotal role in revolutionizing VSAT, moving it 
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    Mar/Apr 2018 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 10

    the innovation behind its v-Series antennas, recent Nautilus Crew Survey. But is it really the key driver? has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing VSAT, moving it Will that jumpstart the fourth industrial revolution in shipping from a cumbersome technology to a viable, convenient commu- as we look

  • MR Mar-18#3  offering the most advanced VSAT hardware, the fastest
broadband)
    March 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 3

    CONNECTIVITY WITHOUT COMMITMENT ™ Outfit your fleet with AgilePlans by KVH. A new, all-inclusive solution offering the most advanced VSAT hardware, the fastest broadband via HTS, daily news, training, and installation – all with no commitment and zero maintenance costs. Now you can have it all for one

  • MR Feb-18#70  Shipyard  of an expanding VSAT customer-base in 
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    February 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 70

    to meet the needs Bryceon Sumner has joined Foss Mari- takes place at the company’s head of? ce in partnership with Pendennis Shipyard of an expanding VSAT customer-base in time as chief ? nancial of? cer, hired to in Egersund and its dedicated base in St and Olesinski, as Christopher Mobley, the