KVH announces new connectivity as a service (CaaS) offering

(MIDDLETOWN, R.I.) — KVH Industries, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of AgilePlans by KVH, its all-inclusive connectivity as a service (CaaS) offering for the maritime industry. For a single monthly fee, AgilePlans by KVH brings an advanced satellite communications solution on board without a capital expenditure or long-term commitment. The subscription fee is as low as $499 a month for a complete package including hardware, connectivity, installation at select ports, entertainment and training content, and global support.

AgilePlans by KVH is designed to enable customers to adjust quickly to changing market conditions and support fleet expansion or contraction as needed. For example, subscribers can end a subscription at any time without penalty. The AgilePlans subscribers need only notify KVH, return the onboard hardware, and the subscription will end.

The monthly subscription fee for Agile Plans by KVH includes all of the following:

• All necessary hardware: Choice of KVH’s TracPhone V7-IP or TracPhone V11-IP antenna system; the belowdecks integrated CommBox Modem (ICM); and required cables.
• Installation: Free shipping to and standard installation in select ports around the world.
• Maintenance and support: Zero maintenance costs for the life of the subscription; KVH OneCare global technical assistance package; proactive performance monitoring.
• Airtime and voice: Choice of KVH’s usage-based airtime data plans with speeds up to 4 Mbps shore-to-ship, and a KVH-assigned VoIP number
management portal, myKVH.
• Vessel Tracking Service: Basic tracking
• Crew welfare: NEWSlink Print and NEWSlink TV delivered and updated daily via KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service.
• Training content: TRAININGlink Videotel basic training package of videos covering Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) material for one of three categories: tankers, dry cargo, or offshore.
• Operations data delivery: CHARTlink and FORECASTlink multicast delivery of third-party chart and weather data.

The AgilePlans service complements existing purchase and lease options offered by KVH.

For more information, visit www.kvh.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff