RIX Shipmanagement to roll out KVH VSAT to vessel fleet

RIX Shipmanagement has agreed a deal with KVH to roll-out the AgilePlans subscription-based Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) VSAT programme across its fleet, with 29 vessels expected to be installed by the end of the second quarter of 2022.

RIX, based in Latvia, plans to use a mix of KVH’s TracPhone V7-HTS, TracPhone V3-HTS, and TracPhone V30 systems for its fleet of dry-cargo and multipurpose vessels trading worldwide. Installations on four vessels have already been completed, the companies said.

“Our company currently manages more than 30 vessels, and we know the importance of reliable satellite communications to our operations and to our goals of optimising vessel performance, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving crew welfare,” said Aleksandr Lisitskiy, Executive Director of RIX Shipmanagement.

“The all-inclusive AgilePlans service makes it easy for us to bring leading maritime VSAT connectivity from KVH to our fleet.”

In addition to VSAT connectivity, the AgilePlans monthly fee covers a choice of KVH TracPhone antenna hardware, daily world and national news via NEWSlink TV and NEWSlink Print, installation in some 4,000 ports and locations, cybersecurity protection, and ongoing maintenance.

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