KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced that the main Greek shipowner AM Nomikos selected KVH AgilePlansÂ® to provide VSAT connectivity for crew welfare and vessel operations.
The technical team of experts from Nova Electronics, KVH’s service partner in Greece, installed TracPhoneÂ® V7-HTS antennas on three Nomikos ships to date and is expected to continue the deployment of KVH AgileMaps service on additional vessels within the fleet in the coming months.
Nomikos ships chose KVH’s TracPhone V7-HTS, a 60cm Ku-band satellite communications antenna designed to deliver data rates as fast as 10 Mbps down / 3 Mbps up. The V7-HTS is available with a two-channel configuration allowing simultaneous high-speed, unlimited-use data channels; this feature provides flexibility for crew and ship operations, ensuring all bandwidth needs are met. Nomikos ships will also use Iridium CertusÂ® as an emergency support solution with the KVH system.
KVH AgilePlans is a subscription-based Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) model providing a complete solution for maritime satellite communications. Without costly down payment, the AgilePlans service removes the barriers to upgrading to VSAT or changing a competitor. It includes high-speed connectivity with unlimited email and SMS via KVH’s Mini-VSAT BroadbandSM HTS network, TracPhone HTS-series hardware, installation in up to 4000 ports and locations, cybersecurity protection, NEWSlinkTM print and TV content, KVH OneCareTM maintenance, and no long-term commitment, all for a monthly subscription.
KVH’s HTS network uses Intelsat‘s FlexMaritime service to provide multi-layered global coverage, allowing ships to see multiple HTS and wide beam satellites for maximum broadband service availability.
“The well-being of crews is very important to our business, and we expect the fast data speeds of KVH systems and the reliable HTS network to be of great benefit to our sailors and our navigation operations.,” noted Yiannis Sofianidis, IT director for AM Nomikos. “The installation of the equipment was simple and smooth.“
“KVH AgilePlans is a great choice for Nomikos as it includes everything the vessel operator needs in a single monthly subscription, which means vessels benefit from the most advanced satcom system and network without having to shell out CAPEX,” noted Altana Foukala, sales manager for the communications division of Nova Electronics. “KVH understands the commercial marine industry and its challenges and this is why the KVH AgilePlans program is so successful. “