KVH has announced the introduction of its new AgilePlans, a monthly subscription-based VSAT contract that requires no initial CapEx by the user and no long-term commitment, meaning it can be cancelled at any time – a product the company is defining as ‘Connectivity as a Service’ (CaaS).
KVH reports that it has now passed the milestone of shipping its 7,000th mini-VSAT Broadband system, a few months short of the tenth anniversary of the launch of the service.
Kongsberg has launched a new open digital platform called Kognifai, which aims to optimise data access and analysis through the use of Cloud technologies and provide an integrated development and distribution platform for applications from both Kongsberg and third-parties.
DNV GL is launching a new industry data platform called ‘Veracity’, being built in collaboration with Microsoft Azure and other companies, which is designed to help improve data quality and management, and facilitate connections between data owners and users.
Radio Holland Group has signed a strategical agreement with Cisco, with the two companies to cooperate on the development of maritime ICT solutions in areas such as remote monitoring and diagnostics services, data management and networks on board.
Sea IT reports that it has won a new contract with Alba Tankers to install its BlueCLOUD system at two more of the company’s office locations in Poland and Sweden, to add to an existing installation at its Danish headquarters in Aalborg, as well as implementing multiple products such as such as BlueCONNECT, BlueSKY and BlueSTAR on board the vessels Atlantic and OW Baltic.
The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are partnering to pilot a new port information portal which aims to digitise maritime shipping data and make it available to cargo owners and supply chain operators.
Setel Hellas reports that it has completed the roll out of its SeeMBox-V vessel data management system on board the vessel Equinox Eagle, for Greek shipmanagement company Equinox Maritime.
DNV GL has added new analytical and reporting features to its fleet performance management system ECO Insight, with the aim of supporting shipowners in managing a greater volume of vessel data on a more frequent basis.
ClassNK has established a new digital archive centre for the maritime industry called ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC), to house Ship Construction Files in accordance with IMO’s Goal-based ship construction standards (GBS) and the Industry Standard, which apply from 1 July 2016.
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