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Thursday, November 19, 2020 

KVH Industries is collaborating with Furuno to offer its AgilePlans maritime VSAT connectivity in Japan; AgilePlans is a 'Connectivity as a Service' (CaaS) subscription-based model offering maritime satellite communications without a capital outlay, eliminatng barriers to upgrading to VSAT or switching from a competitor.

KVH AgilePlans includes high-speed connectivity with unlimited email and texting via KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network, TracPhone HTS-series hardware, with installation in as many as 4,000 ports and locations, cybersecurity protection, KVH OneCare maintenance, and no long-term commitment, for a single monthly fee.

Keisuke Kitamura, GM ICT engineering, Furuno Electric, said: "We are happy to offer KVH AgilePlans to commercial maritime fleets in Japan at this crucial time when the entire shipping industry is accelerating the pace of maritime digitalisation.”

“KVH is honoured to collaborate with a highly regarded company such as Furuno to provide commercial fleets in the area with the all-inclusive, non-commitment AgilePlans offering, which has proven so successful for commercial fleets worldwide,” said Ken Loke, KVH VP Asia Pacific.

The AgilePlans service from Furuno is available with the TracPhone V7-HTS, a 60cm Ku-band antenna featuring data speeds as fast as 10 Mbps down/3 Mbps up.

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