KVH adds Edge to CommBox

KVH has introduced a new Edge version of its CommBox communications management gateway, integrating new networking technologies through the company’s recent distribution agreement with Kognitive Networks.

CommBox Edge aims to provide tools to allow users to control an array of vessel wide area network (WAN) options, such as VSAT, low earth orbit (LEO) services, 5G cellular, and other services available through the KVH ONE global network.

“CommBox Edge, with its marine-grade edge server technology, cloud-based controls, and mobile app, enables KVH and our customers to enjoy dynamic network and bandwidth management over these networks with an extensive suite of data and user controls, real-time reporting, and more<” said Rick Driscoll, KVH’s Chief Technology Officer.

“It delivers outstanding performance for crew, guest, and vessel communications thanks to a versatile, secure, and fast SD-WAN architecture with cloud-based management.”

Administrators and users can log into the CommBox Edge Cloud Portal and EdgeOS to configure dynamic data and WAN usage rules and quotas; create multiple LANs to support operations, owners, crews, IoT and others; and establish dynamic WAN prioritisation and connection balancing.

The system also supports remote access to any onboard networked device, VPN links, deep packet inspection, and configurable POP egress that permits users to select their preferred country for internet access.

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