World’s largest product tanker owner chooses KVH CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager to improve business efficiency and crew morale
MIDDLETOWN, RI – Maersk Tankers, a division of A.P. Moller Maersk AS, has chosen the CommBox™ Ship/Shore Network Manager from KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) to increase efficiency and lower communications costs aboard 70 vessels. This is in addition to 50 CommBox-equipped vessels that Maersk brought onboard with its acquisition of Broström tankers in 2010. Copenhagen, Denmark-based Maersk will utilize the CommBox network management solution onboard these 120 vessels for least cost routing and to coordinate file transfers, e-mail, and Internet access for both business and crew use.
“Maersk Tankers is the largest product tanker owner in the world, and as such, they recognize the need for dynamic network management onboard commercial vessels,” says Morten Aasen, managing director of KVH Norway AS. “The CommBox is the right solution for these vessels – it will allow Maersk captains and IT managers to closely monitor use of each vessel’s onboard satellite communications systems, ensuring good performance at a reduced cost. With the CommBox QuickWeb™ and QuickCrew™ software modules, Internet access increases, which benefits crews in their leisure time. In addition, crews get floating e-mail accounts that will travel with them even if they switch vessels.”
KVH’s CommBox technology provides outstanding network management to more than 900 vessels worldwide. This completely customizable solution includes dedicated shipboard network management hardware, network hub options for enhanced performance and network control, and versatile software applications that expand onboard communication capabilities and add valuable capabilities like least cost routing, roaming crew e-mail accounts, data compression, web caching, and security. The CommBox is designed to help any commercial operator get the most out of their onboard satellite communications solution, regardless of what service or services they use.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., and its subsidiaries are leading providers of in-motion satellite TV and communication systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 150,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH’s mission is to connect mobile customers around the globe with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their homes and offices. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, and Singapore.
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