Kilo Marine joins KVH Watch to support vessel IoT service

Marine technical services company Kilo Marine has joined the KVH Watch Solution Partner programme, to link its V-Node platform with the KVH Watch vessel IoT connectivity system to provide dedicated connectivity and on-demand Remote Expert Intervention over satellite.

Kilo Marine’s V-Node is an IoT (Internet of Things) data acquisition tool that offers intelligent data processing and sampling at source, and is compatible with a wide range of electrical data formats.

“The unique combination of V-Node and KVH Watch will deliver an affordable and managed IoT infrastructure for shipowners and managers with the added benefit of real-time analytics and direct on-demand video interventions for troubleshooting, vetting, audits, and more,” said Warren Haills, managing director of Kilo Marine.

KVH Watch provides real time machine-to-cloud satellite connectivity for remote monitoring of onboard equipment, supporting on-demand remote access using video, voice, or text via KVH’s global VSAT network.

The IoT set-up runs on a separate bandwidth channel to the vessel’s own communications, to allow equipment manufacturers, multicard service providers, and shipyards to have their own subscription-based connectivity link to shipboard systems to perform services for the vessel operator.

“The ability to do field service remotely is becoming more and more important every day and we are pleased that the experts at Kilo Marine have chosen KVH Watch as one of their solutions for dedicated connectivity to enable remote monitoring, service, and intervention,” said Sven Brooks, senior director of IoT business development for KVH.

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