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KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), today announced that Navis Engineering, a leading manufacturer of marine dynamic positioning (DP) control systems, has joined the KVH Watch® Solution Partner program and will offer KVH Watch Cloud Connect services to provide a remote monitoring solution for their DP and joystick maneuver control systems. Navis’ primary markets are the oil and gas and renewable energy industries, where DP systems provide very precise positioning and control of vessels that need to remain stable on the high seas while operating near offshore installations.
“DP and joystick control systems are essential for the precise maneuvering of almost all modern vessels and we look forward to providing our customers with added value with a range of remote services including real-time monitoring through KVH Watch, ”says Alexander Mordvintsev, area sales manager. director of Navis Engineering. “Additionally, the industry views the DP as a gateway to autonomous vessels and we expect remote monitoring and advanced connectivity solutions to become mandatory. KVH’s services can certainly open the door to the maritime future for industry players.
“The ability to offer real-time monitoring to customers is so important to an OEM like Navis, whose DP control systems are essential to critical O&G operations with the highest standards for cybersecurity and safety at sea.” , says Sven Brooks, Senior Director of IoT. business development for KVH. “We are delighted to welcome Navis as a key partner of KVH Watch Cloud Connect. “
KVH recently extended its KVH Watch suite of maritime IoT solutions with Cloud Connect, a service designed to address the complexity of managing data from hundreds of on-board sensors with a complete package containing data source definitions, data mappings and associated dashboards. An integrated Cloud Connect Edge server aggregates and processes data from vessel sensors and provides a containerized hybrid cloud architecture to enable downsampling, data storage and data access for analysis, data reporting in the cloud and dynamic visualizations.
Cloud Connect is part of the KVH Watch maritime IoT suite, which includes the ability to perform remote expert interventions on demand using video, voice or text via KVH’s global HTS network. KVH Watch is designed with stakeholder budgets in mind as a Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) program offered for an all-inclusive monthly plan with no equipment purchase or maintenance fees for Watch terminal, Cloud equipment Connect or remote expert response equipment for the duration of the subscription. For cybersecurity, the KVH Watch antenna provides an isolated local area network, sensor-level data connectivity, secure Wi-Fi for SOLAS regulated spaces and a dedicated connectivity solution separating IT and OT as recommended by IMO 2021.
KVH is a mobile technology innovator that provides connectivity solutions for commercial maritime, recreational marine and land mobile applications on ships and vehicles, including the award-winning TracPhone® and TracVision® product lines, the global mini network. VSAT Broadbandsm, KVH Watch maritime IoT solutions and AgilePlans® connectivity as a service. The company’s KVH Media Group provides news, sports and entertainment content with brands such as NEWSlink ™ and SPORTSlink ™.
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