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Monday, June 28, 2021 

StratumFive, creator of the Podium voyage informatics platform, has joined KVH Industries' KVH Watch Solution Partner program and will offer the KVH Watch service to enhance data flow from ship to shore.

KVH Watch’s dedicated connectivity will support StratumFive’s ability to help vessels achieve efficiencies in tracking, routing, safety, security, fuel consumption, and emissions. Voyage informatics is defined as the application of information systems to increase the efficiency, safety, and ecological sustainability of the shipping industry.

Ross Martin, COO StratumFive, said: “For successful digitalisation, a vessel’s onboard IoT system needs to be connected to Podium and its advanced contextualisation capabilities. The key to optimisation is getting data onshore to the experts to deliver efficiencies in tracking, routing, safety, security, fuel consumption, and emissions. Our Podium voyage informatics platform is a universal and agnostic solution for configuring vessel timeline data. KVH Watch high-speed connectivity will enable us to provide actionable insights faster. In addition, KVH Watch’s Remote Expert Intervention gives us the ability to put a person virtually on the bridge for real-time interventions and troubleshooting.”

Sven Brooks, senior director of IoT business development, KVH said: “The combination of KVH’s dedicated IoT connectivity and StratumFive’s Podium platform leverages innovative technology to provide the maritime industry with a complete solution for optimizing vessel performance. We are thrilled to welcome StratumFive to our growing ecosystem of KVH Watch Solution Partners.”

Data transfer from ship to shore is considered essential as maritime operators seek increased operating efficiencies by adopting a range of digital processes and voyage monitoring solutions. The actionable insights provided by data analytics platforms can inform decision making on the vessel leading to optimised equipment performance and reduced fuel consumption. Dedicated high-speed satellite connectivity enables real-time remote support and video interventions while the vessel is at sea while also adhering to the IMO’s requirement that vessels separate their information technology (IT) data flow from their operational technology (OT) data flow.

KVH Watch is an IoT Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) solution that provides data flow, secure 24/7/365 machine-to-cloud satellite connectivity for remote monitoring of onboard equipment plus the ability to perform on-demand Remote Expert Interventions using video, voice, or text via KVH’s global HTS network.

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