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Agreement delivers maritime IoT over VSAT

June 11, 2019 / Martyn Wingrove

Vessel operations can be monitored in real-time using an insightful application on a new maritime internet of things (IoT) service.Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight solution is the first application to be introduced on KVH Industries’ Watch IoT connectivity-as-a-service.Vessel Insight is hosted on Kongsberg’s Kognifai digital ecosystem and is available through two modes on KVH’s VSAT connectivity.These modes are Watch Flow, for 24/7, machine-to-machine data delivery compatible with major IoT ecosystems such as Kognifai; and Watch Intervention, for on-demand high-speed sessions for video support and remote equipment access. KVH chief executive officer Martin Kits van Heyningen said shipowners could save operational expenditure through advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics. “Watch Intervention was designed specifically to resolve the problems IoT remote condition monitoring brings to light,” he said. “Service visits to ships average US$5,00...