Global Ship Manager Nordic Hamburg Selects KVH AgilePlans Program for VSAT Connectivity on its Vessels
“The AgilePlans program provides the highest flexibility for our fleet and we were also attracted to KVH’s global coverage, CommBoxTM network management solutions, fast data speed, and the great crew welfare services that are included,” says Jacobus Varossieau, operations & insurance manager for Nordic Hamburg. “We are very pleased to have found a solution that enables us to offer our customers exceptional value and connectivity. This applies to both our operational efficiency as well as offering our valued crew fast, effective, and reliable communications. In addition, KVH has provided excellent ongoing support and we now have a service that helps us future-proof our shipboard communications in line with today’s digital demands.”
The AgilePlans program provides equipment and airtime for one simple monthly fee, with no commitment; installation at select ports and global tech support are also included, as well as NEWSlinkTM TV and NEWSlink Print news, sports, and entertainment content delivered via KVH’s IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service.
The TracPhone V7-HTS is a 60-cm Ku-band satellite communications antenna that utilizes high throughput satellite (HTS) technology, with connectivity from KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadbandsm network. By providing download speeds up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps, the TracPhone V7-HTS helps vessels benefit from marine applications for improving operational efficiency. Each TracPhone V7-HTS includes a belowdecks Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) with built-in capability for onboard network management solutions.
“We take great pride in building strong bridges with our customers, offering reliability, accountability, and support,” says
“The innovative commercial model offered by AgilePlans along with the unique unlimited-use and high-speed dual channels of the TracPhone V7-HTS give our customers a competitive edge in today’s demanding maritime industry,” says Thomas Plüschau, KVH’s regional sales manager for
KVH is a mobile tech innovator that provides connectivity solutions for commercial maritime, leisure marine, and land mobile applications on vessels and vehicles, including the award-winning TracPhone and TracVision® product lines, the global mini-VSAT Broadband network, and AgilePlans Connectivity as a Service (CaaS). The company’s Videotel™ business is a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training, and eLearning for the maritime industry, and its
For more information about KVH’s subscription-based connectivity solution for commercial maritime fleets, please visit the AgilePlans website, kvh.com/agileplans.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding the success of our new initiatives; our anticipated revenue and the impact of our future initiatives on revenue; competitive positioning, profitability and service orders; expected data speeds over our network and the expected level of coverage availability. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Factors that might cause these differences include, but are not limited to: the uncertain duration of the adverse impact on our overall revenues of our AgilePlans, under which we recognize no revenues for product sales, either at the time of shipment or over the contract term; delays in the receipt of anticipated AgilePlans service orders; the potential failure of such AgilePlans orders to occur at all and the customer’s ability to cancel AgilePlans anytime; increased costs arising from the new HTS network; potential levels of customer demand for data services beyond our current expectations, which could exceed system capabilities in certain regions; and potential unforeseen costs or expenses of providing the products and services included in AgilePlans. Our risk factors are discussed in more detail in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the
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