IP-MobileCast

IP-MobileCast Media Server
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Breakthrough Service for Bringing Premium Content to Every Boat
KVH’s new IP-MobileCast content delivery service provides a marine industry first: a fast and affordable way for boaters to receive premium content such as Hollywood movies, news and sports clips, and electronic charts through satellite links to their boat. The IP-MobileCast service enables automatic over-the-air delivery of a new generation of content that is needed to keep everyone onboard happy, and also enhance the boat’s operation. IP-MobileCast provides:
  • New-release movies from all major Hollywood studios
  • Favorite television programs and sports coverage
  • Electronic chart updates
  • Affordable entertainment content packages starting at $295 per month; news channels as low as $195/month
  • Entertainment content provided by KVH Media Group, a leader in licensed maritime content
  • Content can be viewed onboard on any device – laptop, smartphone, tablet, television

Innovative Multicasting Technology
The IP-MobileCast content delivery service utilizes multicasting technology – a technique for one-to-many communications over an IP infrastructure. Shoreside servers encode files for transmission and queue them for multicast delivery. The content is delivered over the top (OTT) of the mini-VSAT Broadband network and does not use the boat’s data plan and does not affect onboard data speeds.

For Connectivity and Content, Choose KVH TracPhone V-IP Series Systems
KVH offers the only true end-to-end solution for connectivity and content in the marine industry. With a TracPhone V-IP series system and mini-VSAT Broadband service, you are ready to receive premium content from IP-MobileCast. Now, everyone onboard the boat can have the entertainment content they want and the operations content they need, delivered economically anywhere in the world.
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Specifications

Service Provider
mini-VSAT Broadband Service
IP-MobileCast Packages & Independent Channels Available

V11-IP – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, NEWSlink Channels, SPORTSlink Channels
V7-IP – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, NEWSlink Channels, SPORTSlink Channels
V3-IP – Bronze only

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.

Service Coverage Area

Seamless Worldwide Regions

Billing Method
Metered,
Speed-based Unrestricted,
Speed-based Unrestricted Seasonal,
Speed-based Fixed, or
Speed-based Fixed Seasonal
Package –
Bronze Package
(Available on the V3-IP, V7-IP, and V11-IP)

 

10 movies per month*

 

10 TV shows per month*

 

60+ newspapers daily

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

15 movies per month*

20 TV shows per month*

60+ 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*

60+ newspapers daily

19 channels of 24-hour music

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

20 movies per month*

30 TV shows per month*

60+ newspapers daily
12 channels of national news in local languages
4 channels of international news
CNN News Channel (hours of highlights daily)
BBC News (hours of highlights daily)

19 channels of 24-hour music

Highlights, previews, reviews, and interviews from OMNISPORT global sports and English Premier League.

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, previews, reviews, and interviews from OMNISPORT global sports and English Premier League.

Warranty

N/A

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

Following our spectacular launch with the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, major sports events from around the world. For updates, check: ipmobilecast.com


*Unlimited onboard viewing for 1 year; DVD quality.

Notes
  • KVH Media Server is required for all Packages (Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum).
  • Independent & Special Event Channels do not require KVH Media Server.
  • The only programming offered with the TracPhone V3/V3IP is the Bronze package.
  • Some older TracPhone V-series systems may require the KVH IP-MobileCast Media Server for any content; contact KVH for details.
General Terms
  • For use on non-passenger vessels only.
  • All subscriptions are based on a minimum 1-year contract.
  • All Packages & Channels are subject to the KVH Airtime Services End User Agreement.
  • Programming and offers are subject to change and may vary for some customers.

Brochures & Datasheets

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 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.

Highlights

Introductory IP-MobileCast Promotions IP-MobileCast Content Delivery Service

  • IP-MobileCast content delivery service – unparalleled entertainment and operations content via KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network
  • Content broadcast over the top (OTT) of the mini-VSAT Broadband network; does not use boat’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 for rich customer experience and 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 $195/month
  • Content delivery available anywhere the boat 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
  • MOVIElink – New releases from all major film studios, and classic movies too
  • 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, in genres to enhance your onboard music environment

IP-MobileCast Operations Content
Industry-leading applications to make your yacht’s operations more efficient
  • CHARTlink – Electronic chart updates so your boat always has the latest information
  • 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 yacht'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.

ArcLight® Technology
KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network takes a revolutionary approach to maritime satellite communications to maximize data and voice throughput while preventing interference to adjacent satellites. The network is based on ViaSat’s ArcLight Code Reuse Multiple Access (CRMA) spread spectrum technology, which significantly reduces contention issues, transmission delays, and offers more consistent speeds and shorter ping times resulting in faster web page loads compared to traditional Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) technology relied upon by other VSAT networks.

Forward Link Evolution
In 2013, the mini-VSAT Broadband network was upgraded with ArcLight’s Variable Coding and Spread Modulation (VCSM) technology and Adaptive Coding and Spread Modulation (ACSM) technology. The VCSM technology increases transponder efficiency and capacity. The ACSM technology enhances the ability of forward link to adapt to terminal conditions. Combined, these network-wide software upgrades enable the network to handle transmissions much more efficiently, free up effective capacity, and increase the amount of data that can be carried over the network.

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