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Pacific Basin Shipping fleet completes mini-VSAT roll-out

Pacific Basin Shipping has completed the deployment of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband system across its entire owned fleet of Handysize and Supramax dry bulk ships, totaling 99 vessels.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}“Satellite communications continue to become more cost-effective over time as requirements rapidly grow for bandwidth and speed,” said Capt Uttam Jaiswal, Pacific Basin’s general manager – marine.

“Aside from the obvious business requirements, we at Pacific Basin see value in enabling our seafarers to keep in contact with family and friends through the internet. The new equipment will also enhance shore-to-ship crew training and support for safe ship operations.”

Installation included KVH TracPhone V7-IP Ku-band antenna systems, combined with an Iridium OpenPort for backup, as well as the KVH CommBox communications management system.

Pacific Basin will also have access to the IP-MobileCast content delivery service, as well as the myKVH portal, which provides vessel location, connection details, management, and control of the data usage onboard. All hardware is protected by the KVH OneCare extended warranty.

“Our global service partners were able to easily accommodate the Pacific Basin vessels’ schedules and, as a result, managed to deploy the solution on all the vessels in a short period of time,” said Tommy Fung, KVH’s North East Asia sales manager.{/mprestriction}

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