KVH launches cloud-based Videotel Performance Manager for maritime training

(MIDDLETOWN, R.I. and LONDON) — To help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak, KVH Industries Inc. has introduced Videotel Performance Manager. Videotel Performance Manager combines the extensive range of training content from Videotel with the power of Web-based data analytics.

By providing maritime managers with actionable insights about their fleets’ training activities, Videotel Performance Manager is designed to help increase operational efficiency, safety and crew performance. The cloud-based software platform ensures that a crew’s latest training records are accessible from any Web-enabled device, and interactive, dynamically rendered reports and dashboards present easy-to-view data about crew performance, skill levels, strengths, weaknesses, and training schedules.

At the core of Videotel Performance Manager’s training management tools is the user-friendly Web application, which was developed with input from maritime training professionals. Key features include:

• Crew Management for managing seafarers’ training programs as they move from vessel to vessel.
• Training Reports for seeing what training is being carried out, where, and by whom, and for generating evidence of compliance required during an external audit or ship inspection.
• Schedule Builder for creating training plans for seafarers based on an established safety management system.
• Performance Monitoring for tracking progress of crew against a recommended schedule of training.

Videotel Performance Manager is available in three different packages, called Essential, Professional, and Master, that vary in the number of features and training titles provided. All packages include Crew Management, Training Reports, Schedule Builder, and Performance Monitoring. Additional features will be added over time.

For more information, visit www.videotel.com/perform.

By Professional Mariner Staff