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KVH Reveals a VSAT Service for Yachts

By | October 9, 2019

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KVH Industries is introducing KVH Elite, a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) streaming service delivering HD-quality, dedicated bandwidth to yachts in selected geographic regions. The new KVH Elite streaming service is launching in November 2019 from Florida through the Caribbean, including the islands of the eastern Caribbean, with the Mediterranean expected to follow in 2020. This service is part of KVH’s  mini-VSAT BroadbandSM High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) network, which utilizes Intelsat’s FlexMaritime service.

The streaming service uses KVH’s VSAT antenna systems — the 60 centimeter (cm) diameter TracPhone V7-HTS and the 1 meter diameter TracPhone V11-HTS. Yachts currently using the V7-HTS or V11-HTS are KVH Elite-ready for activation.

“The yachting market, particularly at the highest level, is seeing an incredible demand for VSAT connectivity,” says Mark Woodhead, KVH executive vice president for mobile connectivity. “When you are on a yacht, you expect to be able to stream movies and other entertainment content just like you do at home. Our new KVH Elite unlimited streaming service is one more example of how KVH’s premium VSAT connectivity can enhance the yachting experience.”