The major European maritime operator has concluded a successful field trial and is currently installing KVH systems and services on its offshore vessels
MIDDLETOWN, RI – May 10, 2017 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that major European maritime operator Smit Lamnalco finalized an agreement earlier this year to install KVH’s maritime solution on its offshore vessels. Following a successful field trial with KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadbandsm connectivity and TracPhone® V3-IP satellite communications antenna system, the potential is for KVH to deliver and install its maritime solution on up to 100 Smit Lamnalco offshore vessels over the next few years, and 20 have already been delivered.
“We are extremely happy with the performance of KVH’s systems and services based on our test, and are proceeding to upgrade our vessels with this complete solution,” says Patrick van Woudenberg, group IT manager for Smit Lamnalco. “KVH is a great partner for us, and their knowledgeable technical staff helped design a solution that we can replicate across our fleet to standardize the connectivity on our vessels and improve our operational efficiency.”
The solution chosen by Smit Lamnalco includes KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service with a usage-based monthly airtime package; TracPhone V3-IP Ku-band antenna system and Integrated CommBoxTM Modem (ICM) belowdecks unit; and, CommBox network management and VPN solutions, as well as VoIP service. All the hardware is protected by the KVH OneCareTM support program and warranty. The solution also comes with the myKVHTM portal, which provides vessel location, connectivity details, vessel tracking, and control of onboard data usage.
“We are proud to be Smit Lamnalco’s choice for their impressive fleet, and the successful field test validates the high quality of our products and services,” says Mark Guthrie, KVH vice president of global channel management. “Our solution provides many benefits of broadband connectivity, for everything from communications to crew welfare, and Smit Lamnalco sees the advantages of this approach.”
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About Smit Lamnalco
Smit Lamnalco is a leading provider of safe and efficient towage and associated marine services to the oil and gas terminal industry. With more than 225 vessels and close to 3,000 staff worldwide, Smit Lamnalco is dedicated to providing marine support services tailored to the operational needs of global customers in local markets. Active in almost 30 countries, Smit Lamnalco specializes in bringing international standards on safety, logistics, mooring, and towage to onshore and offshore operations in challenging environments.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc. is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 200,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. VideotelTM, a KVH company, is a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training and eLearning. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.