KVH Industries introduced an Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) program utilizing global Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) communications for the maritime industry. KVH Watch is designed as the connectivity solution for remote equipment monitoring and intervention by maritime equipment manufacturers and Internet of Things (IoT) application providers. With remote monitoring, manufacturers can act in real time.
Leveraging KVH's end-to-end maritime connectivity service and High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) network, KVH Watch is the industry's first solution designed to deliver IoT connectivity in two modes: Watch Flow, for 24/7, machine-to-machine data delivery compatible with all IoT applications; and Watch Intervention, for on-demand high-speed sessions for remote face-to-face support and remote equipment access. The monthly subscription fee includes access to a dedicated IoT VSAT terminal, data delivery, and maintenance.
"IoT is essential for maintaining and optimizing complex equipment at sea, but until now, equipment manufacturers have lacked an affordable VSAT IoT solution," says Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH's chief executive officer. "We followed the successful business model we established with AgilePlans® Connectivity as a Service to now offer KVH Watch IoT Connectivity as a Service for one monthly subscription fee."