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KVH adds wireless connectivity solution from ScanReach to Cloud Connect

Jacob Grieg Eide, chief business development officer for ScanReach Jacob Grieg Eide, chief business development officer for ScanReach

ScanReach, a Norwegian company that has designed onboard wireless connectivity solutions, has joined the KVH Watch solution partner programme and will now offer KVH Watch Cloud Connect services.

ScanReach’s onboard wireless connectivity technology enables data to travel anywhere on a vessel. The wireless technology can even infiltrate steel infrastructure, cable-free. For example, data from sensors on a vessel’s cargo, equipment, or even personnel, can be transferred through the wireless technology to provide real-time information with multiple uses from safety to vessel performance.

Under the new partnership, ScanReach’s technology will be combined with KVH Watch Cloud Connect to enable data to travel to the cloud for vessel performance analysis.

“This collaboration between ScanReach and KVH Watch Cloud Connect means that for the first time, the commercial maritime industry can work with two tech leaders in the market and make one end-to-end wireless solution all the way from onboard sensors and data sources up to the cloud and to the different analysts, making extremely useful applications based on the data,” explained Jacob Grieg Eide, chief business development officer for ScanReach.

“We are thrilled to partner with ScanReach and be able to offer shipowners, OEMs, and service technicians a totally sensor to cloud wireless connectivity solution for vessel performance using data from all the equipment onboard today’s complex vessels,” said Sven Brooks, senior director of IoT business development for KVH.

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