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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 

KVH’s AgilePlans subscription-based Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) programme has been chosen by Latvia-based global ship operator RIX Shipmanagement to supply VSAT connectivity, with installations for four vessels now completed, and plans for an additional 25 through the second quarter of 2022.

Aleksandr Lisitskiy, executive director, RIX Shipmanagement, 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. The all-inclusive AgilePlans service makes it easy for us to bring leading maritime VSAT connectivity from KVH to our fleet.”

RIX 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.

Hansael SIA, in Latvia, provided technical and sales expertise to RIX, advising them of the benefits of KVH’s AgilePlans service. “AgilePlans is enabling RIX to quickly bring their growing fleet the reliable satellite communications solution they need to help their business succeed,” said Oleg Orlov, director, Hansael SIA.

AgilePlans includes a choice of KVH TracPhone hardware, unlimited email and texting, daily world and national news via NEWSlink TV and NEWSlink Print, installation in about 4,000 ports and locations, cybersecurity protection, KVH OneCare maintenance, no CAPEX, and no commitment, all for a monthly fee.

According to KVH, commercial maritime fleets worldwide are migrating from legacy L-band systems, where slower data speeds are measured in kilobits per second (Kbps) to VSAT services, such as KVH AgilePlans, where faster data speeds measured in megabits per second (Mbps) enable vessels to improve operational efficiency through digitalisation.

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