KVH Watch Adds New Cloud Connect Service Bringing Sensor Data to Cloud for Smart IoT Shipping


New advanced hybrid cloud environment from maritime innovator KVH supports large volumes of data and provides high-speed data processing at the edge

MIDDLETOWN, RI, November 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), a global leader in maritime satellite connectivity, today announced the expansion of its KVH watch® suite of maritime IoT solutions with Cloud Connect, a service designed to use advanced state-of-the-art computing to enable the integration of maritime applications and digital services for intelligent shipping. The Cloud Connect service has been tested on board ships and is available to order today for shipment on November 30, 2021.

Cloud Connect is designed to meet the complexity of managing data from hundreds of onboard sensors with a comprehensive package containing data source definitions, data mappings, and associated dashboards. An integrated Cloud Connect Edge server aggregates and processes data from vessel sensors and provides a containerized hybrid cloud architecture to enable downsampling, data storage and data access for analysis, data reporting in the cloud and dynamic visualizations.

“The power of Cloud Connect lies in its ability to turn data into economic benefits for a fleet of vessels,” says Sven Brooks, senior director of IoT business development for KVH. “With the data acquisition, aggregation and analysis capabilities of Cloud Connect, connectivity from the sensor level on ships to analytics in the cloud is poised to change the paradigm at sea.”

KVH Watch Cloud Connect is designed to provide an edge-to-cloud IoT connectivity solution for the many players in the maritime industry. Vessel owners and operators can view real-time operational data, such as noon reports, MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) reports or EEXI (Energy Efficiency Index of Existing Vessels) compliance; they can also see the performance of each system and vessel based on the chosen KPIs. Equipment manufacturers and multi-card service providers can monitor on-board equipment to support service contracts and warranties through versatile data analysis reporting tools and customizable dashboards. Vessel performance analysis and optimization consultants can rapidly deploy digital services, condition-based alarms and dashboards for fuel savings and operational efficiency across a fleet using KVH plans written according to ISO 19848 standardizing data channel names for comparisons.

Cloud Connect is part of the KVH Watch IoT maritime suite, which includes the ability to perform remote expert interventions on demand using video, voice or text via KVH’s global HTS network. KVH Watch is designed with stakeholder budgets in mind as a Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) program offered for an all-inclusive monthly plan with no equipment purchase or maintenance fees for Watch terminal, Cloud equipment Connect or remote expert response equipment for the duration of the subscription. For cybersecurity, the KVH Watch antenna provides an isolated local area network, sensor-level data connectivity, secure Wi-Fi for SOLAS regulated spaces and a dedicated connectivity solution separating IT and OT as recommended by IMO 2020.

KVH is dedicated to supporting and accelerating intelligent navigation by making monitoring, data analysis, remote service and actionable data on the high seas a reality. Key to the solution is an ever-expanding network of Watch Solution partners with the expertise to deliver cutting-edge IoT services made possible by Watch connectivity.

Note to editors: For more information on Cloud Connect and the KVH Watch suite of maritime IoT solutions, visit kvh.com/watch. High resolution images of KVH products are available in the KVH Newsroom Image Library, kvh.com/Press-Room/Image-Library.

About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a global leader in mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, with innovative technology designed to enable a mobile world. A market leader in maritime VSATs, KVH designs, manufactures and delivers connectivity and content services on a global scale. KVH is also a leading manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial applications. Founded in 1982, the company is headquartered in Middletown, RI, with research, development and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL, and over a dozen offices around the world.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding the expected competitive advantages of KVH Watch, the expected date of commercial availability, the scope of services to be offered, the prices and expected benefits of KVH Watch, and the expected impact on customer spending. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Factors that may cause these differences include, but are not limited to: technical challenges and other unforeseen events that arise during beta testing and new service launches; unforeseen technical, legal and regulatory delays with the launch of new services; customer response to KVH Watch; potential future changes in pricing or other terms of KVH Watch; and the potential unforeseen costs or expenses associated with the provision of the products and services included in KVH Watch subscriptions. These and other factors are discussed in more detail in KVH’s Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on July 30, 2021. Copies are available through its investor relations department and its website, investors.kvh. com. KVH assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information and developments.

KVH Industries, Inc. has used, registered, or applied for registration of its trademarks in the United States and other countries around the world, including, but not limited to, the following trademarks: KVH and KVH Watch. All other marks are the property of their respective companies.

For more information, please contact:
Jill connors
Senior Manager, Media and Industry Analyst Relations
KVH Industries, Inc.
Phone. : +1 401 851 3824
[email protected]


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