KVH Industries has announced the sale of its Videotel group of companies to an affiliate of Oakley Capital for a base purchase price of $90 million.
A collaboration between KVH Videotel and The Nautical Institute (NI) has resulted in more than 100 NI members enrolling in online courses to further their knowledge and skills across a range of topics including ECDIS, cybersecurity, the Maritime Labour Convention for ship masters, enclosed space entry and marine environmental awareness.
KVH Videotel and OMS-VR have signed a letter of intent to enter into an exclusive agreement to produce and distribute VR (virtual reality) maritime training systems.
The Nautical Institute has made a set of new online skills training courses available free of charge to its members, developed in collaboration with KVH Videotel, with topics including risk assessment at sea, marine environmental awareness, ECDIS and crisis management.
KVH Videotel has introduced a new training package titled Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing, produced in association with the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), which will be made available free of charge throughout the industry.
Brazilian-based Transpetro, transport provider for the state-owned Petrobras oil and gas company, has selected KVH as its VSAT provider for the majority of its tankers after the completion of a satcom tender process.
KVH Videotel has launched an LNG bunkering training course to promote safe bunkering processes, based on guidelines from the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and developed in response to growth in the use of LNG as a bunker fuel by operators looking to meet the low sulphur targets required by MARPOL Annex VI.
KVH Videotel has launched a cyber security training programme, produced in association with shipping association BIMCO, to address the threat of ransomware and other computer system breaches.
KVH company Videotel has introduced its new Videotel Performance Manager, combining training content from Videotel with web-based data analytics from KVH, with the aim of providing maritime managers with useful insights into fleet training activities.
KVH has launched YOURlink, a pay-per-video content delivery service that can be used to distribute company-produced videos to all vessels in a fleet, while also introducing a partnership with ChartCo to transmit digital charts and publications to ships under the name CHARTlink. Both services will form part of KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery platform.
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