Communications specialist KVH Industries will provide its AgilePlans VSAT service to ship operator RIX Shipmanagement
KVH’s AgilePlans is a subscription-based connectivity as a service program to supply vessels with VSAT connectivity. Commercial maritime fleets worldwide are migrating from legacy L-band systems with slower data speeds to high-speed VSAT services, such as KVH AgilePlans, to help ships improve operational efficiency.
RIX plans to use a mix of KVH’s TracPhone V7-HTS, TracPhone V3-HTS, and TracPhone V30 systems for its fleet of dry cargo and multipurpose vessels trading worldwide. Latvian telecommunications provider Hansael SIA provided technical and sales service to RIX, advising them of the benefits of KVH’s AgilePlans service. The service includes a choice of KVH TracPhone hardware, unlimited email and texting, daily world and national news via NEWSlinkTM TV and NEWSlink Print, installation in as many as 4,000 ports and locations, cyber security protection, KVH OneCareTM maintenance, no capex, and no commitment for the price of a monthly fee.
RIX Shipmanagement executive director Aleksandr Lisitskiy said “Our company currently manages more than 30 vessels and we know the importance of reliable satellite communications to our operations and to our goals of optimising vessel performance, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving crew welfare. The all-inclusive AgilePlans service makes it easy for us to bring leading maritime VSAT connectivity from KVH to our fleet.”
Installations have been completed on four vessels with plans for an additional 25 through to Q2 2022.
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