IP-MobileCast Technology

Fast, affordable entertainment, news and sports content delivery to ships at sea

IP-MobileCast is KVH's patented content delivery service that uses multicast technology to deliver our KVH Link content efficiently so you can provide entertainment, news and sports for crew with no impact on your monthly data allowance.

The Power of Multicast Technology

There’s a world of important data out there – a lot that you need and a lot that you want. IP-MobileCast delivers large files to ships affordably, by using groundbreaking mobile broadband technology.

The central insight behind IP-MobileCast is that it’s far more efficient to send a file once to everyone than again and again to every recipient. Network engineers call this strategy multicasting. For 1,000 users, it’s literally 1,000 times more efficient than the standard Internet unicast protocol.

IP-MobileCast employs an "over-to-top" delivery mechanism using idle network bandwidth and a separate data stream. As a result, KVH can deliver as much as 500 GB of news, sports and entertainment content per month to each vessel without using the ship's data plan or affecting onboard speeds.

Content is cached on KVH's TracPhone Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) or TracNet Hub+ where it is accessible to crew via TVs in the common areas as well as via personal devices for latency-free access for ships with up to 50 crew.

Crew Viewing on Any Device

Crew member on tablet

While IP-MobileCast content can be enjoyed on common area TV's by your off-duty crew and promotes camaraderie, the convenient free apps for Android and iOS, and the IP-MobileCast website allow your crew to view all content on their own smartphone, tablet, or notebook as well.

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