Pacific Basin Completes KVH mini-VSAT System Deployment on 99 Vessels
“Satellite communications continue to become more cost-effective over time as requirements rapidly grow for bandwidth and speed,” says Capt.
The solution, initially chosen by Pacific Basin in the second quarter of 2016, includes: KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadbandsm service; TracPhone® V7-IP Ku-band antenna system designed and built by KVH, combined with an Iridium OpenPort® for backup; customized CommBoxTM management solution; and IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service. All the hardware is protected by the KVH OneCareTM extended warranty. The solution also comes with the myKVHTM portal, which provides vessel location, connection details, management, and control of the data usage onboard.
Pacific Basin chose KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service to provide crewmembers with NEWSlinkTM TV content – international news channels plus TV channels in crew members’ native languages. This helps to boost morale onboard, as crews feel closer to home when they can watch the same programs as their families on shore. The package also includes daily NEWSlink newspapers with news and sports from the crews’ native countries, including the capability to read the newspapers from their own mobile devices.
The fully integrated solution, including antenna hardware, control units, and all connecting cables, is shipped with a compact footprint, which is important for a global fleet striving for timely installations. “Our global service partners were able to easily accommodate the Pacific Basin vessels’ schedules and, as a result, managed to deploy the solution on all the vessels in a short period of time,” says
“We are honored that Pacific Basin has chosen KVH’s leading mini-VSAT Broadband service for their fleet,” says
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding the functionality, characteristics, quality, and performance of KVH’s products and services; customer demand, preferences, requirements, and expectations; expected expansion of our services to additional Pacific Basin vessels and the services to be provided under agreement with Pacific Basin. The actual results we achieve could differ materially from the statements made in this press release. Factors that might cause these differences include, but are not limited to, potential future decisions by Pacific Basin not to expand purchases of our products and services, the potential sale or scrapping by Pacific Basin of vessels subscribing to our services, which could reduce the level of services provided to Pacific Basin, and potential future amendments to the terms of the agreement with Pacific Basin. These and other factors are discussed in more detail in KVH’s most recent Form 10-Q filed with the
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