MIDDLETOWN, R.I., June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), introduced in the present day that V.Ships Norway has signed up 12 oil tankers for KVH linkHUB, an onboard media participant that gives a library of tons of of hours of licensed premium digital leisure content material from KVH MOVIElink™ and TVlink™ companies.
V.Ships Norway initially trialed the service on one oil tanker and, following optimistic suggestions from the crew, lately rolled it out to a complete of 12 tankers.
KVH MOVIElink companies characteristic new Hollywood and Bollywood releases curated with seafarers in thoughts, in addition to movies from European, Pan-American, and Asian studios, together with movies in Tagalog and Hindi. KVH TVlink companies embrace full seasons of common hit tv sequence. The content material is licensed from copyright holders for crew viewing.
“There may be an growing deal with seafarer wellbeing particularly throughout this previous 12 months as crews have needed to endure the pandemic, which continues to make life at sea very nerve-racking and unsure,” says Tine Ugland, senior crew administration companion, V.Ships Norway AS. “On the similar time there was a fast transfer in direction of digital options, precipitated partially by the pandemic, with elevated onboard crew demand for entry to leisure. KVH linkHUB supplied the answer we wanted: up-to-date licensed content material in a compact, simple to put in media participant that didn’t require specialist set up. It enabled a fleet rollout to be accomplished shortly and simply.”
“On the vessel, everyone likes linkHUB for its flexibility and subtitles in numerous languages,” says Capt. Krzysztof Broka, grasp of oil tanker M/T Nordic Vega. “Along with the crew deck, we’re extending the service to the officers’ deck, officers’ day room, and crew day room so all dwelling areas on the vessel have entry and sign attain to the content material for seafarer wellbeing.”
Compactness and Wi-Fi entry throughout dwelling areas are key to KVH linkHUB’s usability. Measuring solely 20 x 20 x 9 cm, the linkHUB set-top field could be situated on virtually any shelf or tabletop and related utilizing HDMI cabling to any onboard TV. A number of TV units could be related to the linkHUB media participant if desired. No Web connection is critical and a Wi-Fi entry level is accessible ought to ship operators allow their seafarers to view motion pictures and TV applications on their laptops and private gadgets.
“At KVH, we acknowledged that not all ship operators and homeowners might simply present information and leisure content material to their fleets as a result of complexities in coping with quite a lot of satellite tv for pc suppliers or an absence of VSAT broadband functionality,” says Anthony Pike, KVH vp of finance and operations, EMEA. “With our many years of expertise in offering crew content material within the type of movies, DVDs, and, within the Sixties, with reel-to-reel film nights on the deck of a ship, we created the KVH linkHUB digital resolution to supply crews with licensed premium content material with out the necessity for an Web connection. It’s extremely simple to add new picks from prime Hollywood, Bollywood, Filipino, and worldwide studios by merely inserting the linkHUB content material drive supplied by KVH into the linkHUB server.”
For fleets with a mixture of VSAT suppliers throughout vessels, KVH linkHUB allows a shipowner to supply content material for all the vessels within the fleet. For vessels with KVH’s VSAT service, KVH additionally provides KVH Hyperlink, a digital content material platform delivering information, sports activities, leisure, and operations content material by way of satellite tv for pc with no impression on vessel knowledge plans or Web connectivity speeds.
KVH is a cellular tech innovator that gives connectivity options for business maritime, leisure marine, and land cellular functions on vessels and autos, together with the award-winning TracPhone® and TracVision® product traces, the worldwide mini-VSAT BroadbandSM community, KVH Watch® maritime IoT options, and AgilePlans® Connectivity as a Service. The corporate’s KVH Media Group supplies information, sports activities, and leisure content material by means of such manufacturers as NEWSlink™ and SPORTSlink™.
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About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a worldwide chief in cellular connectivity and inertial navigation techniques, with revolutionary expertise designed to allow a cellular world. A market chief in maritime VSAT, KVH designs, manufactures, and supplies connectivity and content material companies globally. KVH can also be a premier producer of high-performance sensors and built-in inertial techniques for protection and business functions. Based in 1982, the corporate is predicated in Middletown, RI, with analysis, growth, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL, and greater than a dozen workplaces across the globe.
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