KVH has added TMS Maritime Solutions to its KVH Watch Partner programme, to integrate VSAT connectivity and real-time data transfers with TMS’ Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and applications on vessels at sea.
Integration with the onboard communications systems will allow TMS’s technicians to support clients remotely for preventive maintenance and on-demand troubleshooting, rather than waiting for vessels to come into port.
“KVH Watch is the perfect solution to connect vessels’ IoT systems with ashore/cloud platforms and applications,” said Jesus Rodriguez, co-founder and CTO of TMS Maritime Solutions.
“It is a dedicated, isolated, and secure way to transfer sensor and navigational data in real time. This will allow us and fleet managers to analyse gathered information for preventive maintenance, vessel performance, and historical KPIs as opportunities to lower operational costs.”
“With Remote Expert Intervention, we can offer real time remote support to the vessel with immediate assistance, saving time and money.”
KVH Watch is the company’s IoT Connectivity as a Service product that provides machine-to-cloud satellite connectivity for remote monitoring of onboard equipment, with additional capabilities to perform on-demand Remote Expert Interventions using video, voice, or text.
“We are thrilled that the experts at TMS have chosen our connectivity solution to enhance their maritime IoT service offering,” said Sven Brooks, Senior Director of IoT Business Development for KVH.
“The equipment manufacturers and vessel operators that rely on TMS for insights will benefit from the improved equipment performance and operational efficiencies that real-time data analysis can provide.”