Container ship operator Seaspan has implemented KVH Industries’ mini-VSAT Broadband connectivity for all 107 managed vessels in its global fleet.
Seaspan selected KVH’s TracPhone V7-HTS/AgilePlans service and KVH’s TracPhone V11-IP for the vessels.
The TracPhone V7-HTS/AgilePlans service is a choice for commercial maritime operators. A 60cm Ku-band VSAT antenna, the TracPhone V7-HTS delivers data speeds up to 10 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.
Seaspan Process Improvement manager Rajesh Gopinathan said: “We chose KVH for the ability to have a superior end-to-end solution from one provider, which can be customised as per our business requirements.
“We see their entire solution as critical to our business operation, providing everything from connectivity to 24/7 support, and assisting us in continuously improving the features and functions as our business requirements change.”
KVH worked with Seaspan’s IT department to complete 60 installations in less than 12 months.
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The TracPhone V7-HTS enables Seaspan vessels to support both operations and crew internet from a single system.
Vessels with the TracPhone V11-IP benefit from a 1m C/Ku-band antenna that provides global broadband connectivity from KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network.
To support business efficiency, the Seaspan vessels use KVH’s CommBox Network Manager, a suite of integrated tools.
KVH Industries Mobile Connectivity executive vice-president Mark Woodhead said: “Whether it is our network support, airtime, or field services team, everyone at KVH values the interaction with Seaspan as the foundation of a strong partnership, with the end result being that we support their vessels in everything from connectivity to their close communications with seafarers.”