10-year contract covers hardware, airtime, and global support; TracPhone V7 to be deployed on up to 216 USCG small cutters over next 3-5 years
KVH completed the acquisition of Virtek Communication AS, which specializes in “middleware” that helps commercial fleets and vessel owners manage the data transmitted to and from their vessels over different communications services.
Plans offer data speeds as fast as 2 Mbps, seasonal programs for vessels used as little as 3 months a year, and a special package to bring the KVH TracPhone V7 and the mini-VSAT Broadband service on board for only $995 per month
KVH’s new mini-VSAT coverage area ideally positioned to support broadband Internet and voice service needs for Brazilian offshore oil and gas operations
The European meteorological satellite organization EUMETSAT has selected Arianespace to launch its Metop-C spacecraft. The 4,250-kg. satellite will be placed into polar orbit by a Soyuz launch vehicle operated from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Metop-C will be fitted with a dozen instruments designed to take atmospheric measurements at different altitudes, and to map temperatures and wind fields on the ocean surface.
Vessels equipped with TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband can enjoy dedicated, priority service from KVH in thousands of ports worldwide
Acquisition to help accelerate KVH’s initiatives to offer significant value-added networking and data management capabilities for maritime satcom customers worldwide
KVH taps 15-year veteran of the satellite communications industry to lead commercial satellite sales efforts throughout the Americas