OOCL new builds planned in 2017 will also receive VOD service
MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK – May 27, 2016 – Videotel, a leading producer and distributor of training videos, 3D animation, and e-Learning courses to the maritime market and part of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has renewed its contract with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) to supply the full Videotel On Demand (VOD) and software solutions service.
VOD delivers high-quality, award-winning training materials, available as an onboard and online e-Learning library, with accompanying recording and reporting software, making it easy for crew members to select specific training courses to learn new skills and develop their careers.
“We take the safety of our people very seriously indeed and with the VOD service each seafarer’s training programmes can be monitored to ensure we have competent crew onboard, minimising the risk of incidents,” says Den Fok, fleet personnel manager of OOCL. “We view training as a crucial investment to help with crew retention and encourage career advancement.”
OOCL will take delivery of an additional six 21,000 TEU new builds in the second half of 2017, making it one of the largest global container transportation, logistics, and terminal companies.
The entire OOCL fleet, including the aforementioned new builds, will be supplied with Videotel’s VOD G2 units, which utilise cloud-based technology and provide access to a comprehensive training library of more than 950 titles.
“We are delighted OOCL has agreed to renew its contract with Videotel for a further four-year period. This shows the value of the VOD service to companies like OOCL, which takes its training responsibilities seriously,” says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel.
Videotel’s maritime training programmes are a vital aspect of the overall integrated maritime solution offered by KVH, which is addressing the operational optimisation needs of the maritime industry in a unique way. KVH’s solution includes the mini-VSAT Broadband satellite network, which provides broadband connectivity to thousands of vessels worldwide; the TracPhone V-IP line of advanced satellite communications antenna systems; the IP-MobileCast content delivery service, which utilises multicasting technology to deliver news, entertainment, and operations content without using vessels’ monthly airtime data allotments; and the KVH OneCare comprehensive global support programme. Taken together, the company refers to the complete solution under the Power of One banner. Videotel’s Basic Training Package of 20 essential maritime training programmes is already available via the IP-MobileCast content delivery service, and additional Videotel training programs will be added in the future.
Note to Editors: For more information about Videotel’s VOD service, please visit the Videotel website, www.videotel.com. For more information about the entire array of KVH’s maritime solutions, please visit the mini-VSAT Broadband website, www.kvh.com/one. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library.
OOCL is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation, logistics, and terminal companies. As one of Hong Kong’s most recognised global brands, OOCL provides customers with fully-integrated logistics and containerised transportation services, with a network that encompasses Asia, Europe, North America, and Australasia.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 200,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. Videotel, a KVH company, is a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training, and e-Learning. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.