Iridium and KVH Industries, Inc. have joined together to offer the first-ever, fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market. With this partnership, KVH will offer an integrated service package that combines its mini-VSAT BroadbandSM service and the Iridium OpenPort® broadband service. This combined offering will deliver the maritime industry the first seamless, truly global, broadband connectivity, helping mariners connect in ways never before thought possible.
The integrated shipboard system combines the Iridium OpenPort and KVH TracPhone® V3 or V7 terminals for voice and data connections. KVH’s CommBox™ shipboard network management tool automatically selects the mini-VSAT Broadband service or the Iridium OpenPort service using intelligent least-cost routing software.
The combined system offers our customers an unbeatable combination of reliable, affordable broadband shipboard communications and seamless global connectivity, bringing the benefits of low-cost broadband communications to both private yachts and small fishing vessels, as well as large, ocean-going merchant ships.
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