KVH Industries, a provider of mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, has announced that ioCurrents, a data analytics innovator, will offer KVH Watch connectivity as part of its maritime services.

It comes after ioCurrents joined the KVH Watch Solution Partner programme.

KVH Watch’s dedicated connectivity will enable ioCurrents to use real-time data, offering clients actionable insights.

Furthermore, customers will be able to access real-time video troubleshooting sessions during the course of a sea voyage.

ioCurrents partnerships head Jon Best said: “The ioCurrents MarineInsight platform notifies key stakeholders, onboard and shoreside, when and where to focus with real-time, remote vessel analytics. Together, ioCurrents and KVH will enable people to have better troubleshooting conversations when it matters most by offering an unprecedented, comprehensive ship-to-shore experience, providing key insights with unmatched speed and reliability.”

KVH IoT business development senior director Sven Brooks said: “The ioCurrents approach is a great example of a company using data and analysis to prevent component failures, increase fuel efficiency, minimise downtime, and improve overall vessel and fleet performance.

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“We are extremely pleased that they have chosen our KVH Watch service as their connectivity solution and we look forward to being their partner as maritime IoT continues to grow throughout the industry.”

In case of remote maintenance, often, an IoT company is not in control of connectivity from the ship and relies on slow, intermittent or cellular communications at the port.

It prevents unbroken real-time IoT data transfer and the ability to take action at sea.

The company said that its affordable high-speed connectivity can tackle such problems, enabling shoreside monitoring of the assets on board a vessel with the ability to resolve issues in real time via video interventions.

In addition, it reduces maintenance costs and delays in port.

KVH Watch, an IoT Connectivity as a Service solution, provides secure continuous machine-to-cloud satellite connectivity for remote monitoring of on-board assets.

It has been designed for maritime equipment producers, multi-card service providers, and shipyards, seeking affordable monthly subscription-based connectivity.