Interview: Martin Kits van Heyningen, CEO, KVH
Connectivity is the backbone of modern maritime operations as ships and boats at sea increasingly become connected. We recently met with Martin Kits van Heyningen, CEO, KVH, to discuss the evolution of communication in the maritime sector and so much more, as KVH is diverse and engaged in a number of markets -- including autonomy for 10 years with work on about 30 different platforms for self-driving vehicles.To start, give us a “State of KVH” today.We started originally in the leisure market…
Nauti-Tech Launches Satellite Internet Service
FMC GlobalSat 4G/LTSAT is the fastest and most reliable marine wireless and satellite Internet service available. Available through its US-based distributor, Nauti-Tech, the next-generation cellular/VSAT bundles feature the new Kymeta MTenna flat panel antenna. With global satellite access using Ku band, it boasts un-throttled LTE/VSAT connectivity at 150Mbps on 4G/LTE and 5Mbps bandwidth on HTS satellite.Nauti-Tech offers a wide range of monthly plans ranging from 10GB–400GB.
Digital Yacht Unveils New Smart NMEA Interface
Sailors like the idea of using an iPad, tablet or smart phone for on board navigation with their simple touch screen interface and vast range of charting and instrument apps.Digital Yacht’s new WLN10 Smart NMEA to wifi gateway takes integration afloat even further with the ability to connect to existing on board GPS, AIS and instrument systems and transfer the data wirelessly to the tablet – allowing compatible apps to display and compute with real time information. The WLN10 creates a password protected wifi network and apps don't need an internet connection to function.When connected to…
4G Connect: Internet Afloat for Commercial Users
Now available in most coastal areas, 4G LTE cellular connectivity provides a very effective, low cost and fast solution for internet connectivity while in port or coastal waters when users want fast access for entertainment and browsing. Digital Yacht said its new 4G Connect solution is geared for workboat, ferry and utility users as well as commercial ships, is simple to fit and can offer ranges of up to 20NM offshore with super-fast connect speeds. Priced at £499 ex vat, the 4G Connect Pro system is available now and ships with two 45cm external antennas and uses MIMO technology.
4G Marine Grade Router Launched for Global Use
YachtSpot’s latest models are a game changer for the marine industry as they use the latest single 4G module which works globally. For yachts moving between the US/Caribbean and Europe this means an end to the complexity of using different devices to resolve connectivity and potential compliance issues. Connections to the Internet can be shared between all of the boats on-board laptops, desktops, servers, PDA’s, VOIP phones, mobiles, and any other device that can use an Internet connection using just this single device. Until…
Free Digital Charts Now Feature Cruising Guide
Global chart maker NV Charts is adding a new, dynamic dimension to its digital chart products and mobile NV App, all for free. Cruisers who download the free NV App for navigating with tablets or mobile devices will also be able to download NV Chart’s entire U.S. East Coast digital chart sets at zero cost from Maine and the Canadian Border to the southernmost tip of Florida at Key West. In addition, NV Charts has teamed up with the Atlantic Cruising Club (ACC), an independent publishing company that offers guides with information on marinas and their surrounding areas.
Enhanced VoIP Service for Mini-VSAT Broadband Network
KVH Industries, Inc., (KVHI) has rolled out a new dedicated voice configuration for its mini-VSAT Broadband(SM) global maritime satellite network. The network's Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service is now delivered on a prioritized and protected data stream, separate from the network's overall broadband data traffic. VoIP service is also prioritized onboard the vessel for quality VoIP service even during times of heaviest broadband data use. By prioritizing phone service…
iSeaglobal Offer Mediterranean Yachts Faster Broadband
iSeaglobal says its new upgraded ku band network supplies up to 25 Mbps broadband speed in the Mediterranean. This service, especially tailored to provide internet access on mega yachts, is designed on a 5 satellite constellation which allows an ideal back-up on the MED area. The suppliers explain that high quality Internet connection and multimedia content delivery on mega yachts have become one of the main requirements for yacht owners. Today, most yachts require high speed, flexible, reliable, efficient and continuous connectivity for the owners, guests and crew.
Manage Crew from the Cloud
With cloud computing technology having an increasing impact on daily life, its no surprise that more and more companies are turning to the cloud and the superyacht industry is no different. i-Bos Ltd, a crew management software provider is one of the first companies to launch their software to the cloud for the superyacht sector. i-Bos Ltd’s Cello Marine software is already used on 250 superyachts to assist in crew management, proving its need at sea. Now the system can be accessed anywhere via the company’s cloud.
Gunboat Catamarans Feature GOST Security, Monitoring Systems
GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) has been working with Gunboat International to provide global remote security, monitoring, tracking and high definition video surveillance for Gunboat Catamarans, including the new Gunboat 55 and 60. GOST Phantom Insight HD GPS IVR packages have been designed to provide Gunboat owners with complete peace of mind from anywhere in the world, whether on board or hundreds of miles away. Over 12 years ago, Gunboat founder Peter Johnstone set out to create the safest world cruising sailboat that could be conceived.
Boat Registration Goes Online in Alabama
The Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (ADCNR) announce boat owners can now renew their boat registrations online. This service is open to resident and non-resident boat owners needing to renew their vessel registrations who have no changes or corrections to be made. With a valid credit or debit card and an Internet connection, in just a few clicks, boat owners have 24/7 access to the online boat registration renewal application. This convenient service allows boat owners to avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines or making arrangements to visit a county office during working hours.
Wavey Line Charts for Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, DR
Leading Online Map Service Now Offers the Most Detailed Cartography of Bahamian and Northern Caribbean Waters. Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced today that its popular Fugawi X-Traverse online map collection now supports Wavey Line high definition raster charts of the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Providing mariners with access to the most accurate and up-to-date charts available for the northern Caribbean waters,…
Superyachts Can Have HD TV-content Too
MTN Satellite Communications & Jetstream partner to deliver High-Definition content to yachts at sea. MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), and Jetstream®, a media delivery and communications company delivering cutting-edge technologies to the super yacht industry announce the immediate availability of Jetstream HD, a high-definition streaming content solution powered by MTN's Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) connection. Through this exclusive partnership, MTN's yacht customers can view content in high definition on their televisions and mobile devices, getting an "on land" experience while at sea.