Nordic Hamburg Picks KVH to Power its CaaS Program
Global ship manager Nordic Hamburg has selected KVH’s new advanced TracPhone V7-HTS antenna equipment and the AgilePlans subscription-based service for its Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) program. Installations for 13 vessels have been completed, with plans for an additional 12 through 2018.
The AgilePlans program provides equipment and airtime for a flat monthly fee, with no commitment; installation at select ports and global tech support also included, as well as NEWSlink TV and NEWSlink Print news, sports, and entertainment content delivered via KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service.
The TracPhone V7-HTS is a 60-cm Ku-band satellite communications antenna that uses High Throughput Satellite (HTS) technology, with connectivity from KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network. By providing download speeds up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps, the TracPhone V7-HTS helps vessels benefit from marine applications for improving operational efficiency. Each TracPhone V7-HTS includes a below-decks Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) with built-in capability for onboard network management solutions.