Smit Lamnalco Selects KVH for Offshore Vessel Connectivity
KVH Industries announced that 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-Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) broadband 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, with 20 already delivered.
The solution includes KVH’s mini-VSAT broadband service with a usage-based monthly airtime package; TracPhone V3-IP Ku-band antenna system and Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) belowdecks unit; and CommBox network management and Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions, as well as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. All the hardware is protected by the KVH’s OneCare support program and warranty. The solution also comes with the myKVH portal, which provides vessel location, connectivity details, vessel tracking, and control of onboard data usage.