IP-MobileCast

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Guide the Guide, Meeting Key Requirements of MLC-2006

Economical Solution for Crew Welfare and Operational Needs
Bring licensed content directly to your vessel anywhere in the world with KVH’s new IP-MobileCast content delivery service. Fast and affordable, IP-MobileCast provides premium entertainment content for crew welfare and updated operations content for the bridge. With the recently implemented crew welfare requirements of MLC-2006, it has never been more important to provide onboard access to news, films, television programs, training content, and more, without breaking the SATCOM budget. IP-MobileCast provides:

  • News and entertainment content for meeting MLC-2006 crew welfare requirements
  • Easy way for crew to access content on any device – laptop, smartphone, tablet, television
  • Automatic delivery of global chart databases
  • Hundreds of gigabytes per month of content to the vessel with a separate datastream
  • Entertainment content packages starting at $295 per month; news channels as low as $49/month

Commercially Licensed Content from KVH Media Group
Merchant vessels are commercial environments that must ensure copyrighted materials are licensed for onboard viewing. With IP-MobileCast, all entertainment content is provided by KVH Media Group, a leading provider of licensed content including Hollywood films, popular television series, and more.

Use KVH TracPhone V-IP Series Systems to Get Content Delivery Now
All you need for IP-MobileCast content to start being delivered to your vessel is a TracPhone V-IP series system and mini-VSAT Broadband service. That’s because IP-MobileCast utilizes multicasting technology – a technique for one-to-many communications over an IP infrastructure – to deliver large multimedia and data files over the top (OTT) of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network without affecting the vessel’s data plan or onboard data speeds.

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Specifications

IP-MobileCast Packages & Independent Channels Available

V11-IP – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, NEWSlink Print and TV Channels, SPORTSlink and Special Event Channel
V7-IP – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, NEWSlink Print and TV Channels, SPORTSlink and Special Event Channel
V3-IP – Bronze, NEWSlink Print, and in some cases, the Special Event Channel

Service Provider
mini-VSAT Broadband Service
Service
KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Airtime
Belowdecks Equipment

KVH IP-MobileCast Media Server is required for all packages (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum). Some older TracPhone V-series systems may require the KVH IP-MobileCast Media Server for any content; contact KVH for details.

Package –
Bronze Package
(Available on the V3-IP, V7-IP, and V11-IP)

 

10 movies per month*

 

10 TV shows per month*

 

67+ newspapers daily

Package –
Silver Package
(Available on the V7-IP and V11-IP)

15 movies per month*

20 TV shows per month*

67+ newspapers daily

19 channels of 24-hour music

Package –
Gold Package
(Available on the V7-IP and V11-IP)

20 movies per month*

30 TV shows per month*

67+ newspapers daily

19 channels of 24-hour music

Package –
Platinum Package
(Available on the V7-IP and V11-IP)

20 movies per month*

3 full series (season) per month*

Daily choice of 70 newspapers
12 channels of national news in local languages
4 channels of international news
Fox News Channel (hours of highlights daily)
BBC News (hours of highlights daily)

19 channels of 24-hour music

Highlights, previews, reviews, interviews, and more from national news from countries around the world.

Independent Channel –
NEWSlink TV
(May be purchased with or without a package)

12 channels of national news in local languages from countries around the world and 4 channels of international news in English

Independent Channel –
NEWSlink Premium Channel: CNN News
(May be purchased with or without a package)

Hours of highlights daily

Independent Channel –
NEWSlink Premium Channel: BBC News
(May be purchased with or without a package)
Hours of highlights daily
Independent Channel –
SPORTSlink
(May be purchased with or without a package)

Highlights, news, and interviews covering top football like the English Premiere League, basketball, boxing, cricket and more

Special Event Channel –
SPORTSlink Special Events
(Requires subscription to any Package or Independent Channel)

Major sports events from around the world. For updates, check: ipmobilecast.com


General Terms
  • Entertainment content prices are per month for ships carrying up to 50 people. For larger crews, contact KVH.
  • Certain packages, channels, pricing, and offers are subject to change and may not be available or may vary for certain markets and vessel types. Additional restrictions may apply. Contact KVH’s Sales Team for details.
  • All prices are in $USD and do not include any taxes or fees that may apply.
  • 12-month minimum subscription is required for all Entertainment Packages and Channels.
  • 12-month minimum subscription is required for TRAININGlink – Videotel Basic Training Package.
  • All Packages & Channels are subject to the KVH Airtime Services End User Agreement
Notes:
  • KVH Media Server is required for all Entertainment Packages (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) and for TRAININGlink – Videotel Basic Training Package.
  • KVH Media Server is not required for Independent Entertainment Channels, Special Event Channel, CHARTlink, FORECASTlink, and TRAININGlink for Videotel VOD/NVOD G2 Updates.
  • The only Entertainment programming offered with the TracPhone V3/V3IP is the Bronze Package, NEWSlink Print Channel, and in some cases, the Special Event Channel.
  • Media Server content may be viewed on TVs using optional IP-MobileCast Set-top Boxes, and personal devices including smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Personal devices require device licenses; fees apply. See IP-MobileCast Activation Order for details.
  • Some older TracPhone V-series systems require the KVH IP-MobileCast Media Server; contact KVH’s Sales Team for a review of your system’s suitability for receiving IP-MobileCast content.

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

FormsFile Info
IP-MobileCast Activation Order PDF file 995 KB / 5 pg
KVH OneCare Extended Warranty Period Option Order PDF file 121 KB / 2 pg
mini-VSAT Broadband Airtime Services Activation Order PDF file 856 KB / 20 pg
Policies and AgreementsFile Info
KVH Airtime and OneCare Technical Assistance End User Agreement PDF file 223 KB / 7 pg
KVH Industries, Inc. 2 Year/1 Year – LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT PDF file 31 KB / 1 pg
PromotionsFile Info
TracPhone V11 IP Experience the Power - Bundle Offer PDF file 145 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V11 IP 前所为有的经历 - (Simplified Chinese) PDF file 296 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V3IP Experience the Power - Bundle Offer PDF file 144 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V3IP 前所为有的经历 - (Simplified Chinese) PDF file 304 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V7IP Experience the Power - Bundle Offer PDF file 156 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V7IP 前所为有的经历 - (Simplified Chinese) PDF file 315 KB / 1 pg
Technical DocumentsFile Info
TECH NOTES - Understanding SATCOM Costs, Metered Plans - This paper presents a quick look at the usage costs for common tasks when utilizing a maritime SATCOM system, including downloading weather maps, or sending e-mails and photos. PDF file 138 KB / 1 pg

FAQ

A:
Available soon from KVH, the IP-MobileCast service which utilizes advanced multicasting technology, delivers content in the most economical and reliable way bringing movies, sports, world news, and news from home that your crew wants and also meets your vessel’s operational needs with chart deliveries, weather information, and more.
A:
In addition to VoIP and internet, the latest movies, news and sports clips, digital newspapers, and music can all be delivered through the ICM to the onboard IP-MobileCast content server for viewing throughout the ship.
A:
In addition to VoIP and internet, the latest updated electronic charts, weather updates, and other essential files can be delivered through the IP-MobileCast Service to the built-in CommBox Network Manager’s server.
A:
KVH is the only maritime SATCOM company to do it all: manufacture the hardware, operate the network, manage the airtime, and provide 24/7/365 after-sale support.
A:

Yes.  As part of the new OneCare service the KVH mini-VSAT Standard Warranty increases to 2 Year Parts/2 Year Labor for mini-VSAT Broadband products.  Note that it’s now 2 year labor and not 1 year as in the past


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Highlights

Watch the IP-MobileCast Overview Video
  • IP-MobileCast content delivery service – unparalleled entertainment and operations content via KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network
  • Excellent way to provide crew welfare services and meet MLC-2006 regulations for crew entertainment
  • Content broadcast over the top (OTT) of the mini-VSAT Broadband network; does not use vessel’s data plan and does not impact onboard data speeds
  • Entertainment content stored on a KVH onboard server that can stream different programs to different personal devices – laptop, smartphone, tablet, television
  • User app giving crew members easy access to all content
  • Operations content for chart updates and crew training
  • Entertainment packages starting at $295 per month with news channels as low as $49/month
  • Content delivery available anywhere the vessel is, from inland canals to the open ocean


Featured Options

IP-MobileCast Entertainment Content
Unmatched selection of premium movies, news, television programs, sports events, and music, from KVH Media Group – an excellent way to provide crew welfare services
  • MOVIElink – A great selection of new releases, blockbusters, and classic favorites
  • NEWSlink – News content from leading international sources, in 14 different languages
  • TVlink – Popular television shows and series
  • SPORTSlink – Coverage of many sports including soccer, basketball, and rugby
  • MUSIClink – Quality digital music for crew enjoyment

IP-MobileCast Operations Content
Industry-leading applications to increase the efficiency of vessel operations
  • CHARTlink – Electronic chart updates so vessel is always in compliance
  • FORECASTlink – Higher resolution weather data always at hand
  • TRAININGlink – Extensive array of maritime safety and operations training films


Exclusive Technology

Advanced Multicasting Technology

KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service utilizes multicasting technology, a technique for one-to-many communications over an IP infrastructure. With IP-MobileCast, content is delivered over the top (OTT) of the mini-VSAT Broadband network, taking advantage of unused network capacity without impacting the vessel's data speeds or airtime plans. IP-MobileCast uses proprietary software and patented Forward Error Correction (FEC) technology that provides advanced error correction, compression, and validation of data integrity throughout the transmission from shore to ship for reliability and efficiency. Shoreside servers encode files for transmission and queue them for multicast delivery; FEC technology ensures that onboard servers receive each file in perfect condition the first time it is transmitted. The unique FEC algorithms deliver the highest level of file reliability by accommodating intermittent non-continuous transmission. IP-MobileCast delivers large files, including electronic charts, weather forecasts, training videos, news, sports, IPTV, IP-radio, and premium movies. View IP-MobileCast illustration.



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