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Kongsberg first partner for KVH's Watch IoT connectivity

Jun 6, 2019 09:19 AM

(MIDDLETOWN, R.I.) — KVH Industries has announced that Kongsberg is its first major partner for KVH Watch IoT connectivity as a service. KVH Watch will provide connectivity for Vessel Insight, a new maritime data infrastructure solution from Kongberg’s Kognifai digital ecosystem. 

“KVH’s fast, global, and reliable connectivity provides Vessel Insight users with connectivity options for end-to-end solutions that deliver the real-time monitoring and intervention benefits of machine-to-machine IoT,” said Vigleik Takle, senior vice president for maritime digital solutions at Kongsberg Digital.
 
Vessel Insight enables customers to cost efficiently capture and aggregate quality data from their assets, and securely transfer them to the cloud. Once data is available in the cloud, customers get access to a large range of leading applications and services that can turn their data into business value and optimize performance at sea. “Kongsberg offers its Kognifai services to our customers with choices, be it an existing connectivity solution, or an IoT connectivity solution such as KVH Watch. Dedicated, end-to-end IoT connectivity with tight integration for monitoring and options for full video bandwidth in periods of remote support will provide customers with higher performance and reliability,” Takle said.

Kongsberg Digital plans to utilize KVH Watch IoT connectivity as a service as an offer in their digitalization product portfolio, featuring two modes: Watch Flow, for 24/7, machine-to-machine data delivery compatible with major IoT ecosystems such as Kognifai; and Watch Intervention, for on-demand high-speed sessions for face-to-face support and remote equipment access.

KVH is a mobile tech innovator that provides connectivity solutions for commercial maritime, leisure marine, and land mobile applications on vessels and vehicles, including the TracPhone and TracVision product lines, the global mini-VSAT Broadband network, and AgilePlans connectivity as a service. The company’s KVH Media Group provides news, sports, and entertainment content with such brands as NEWSlink and SPORTSlink.

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