Written on March 22, 2023
KVH Industries, a leader in maritime communication and navigation solutions, has announced an agreement with Starlink, a division of SpaceX, to become an authorized Starlink hardware reseller and global integrator. Under this agreement, KVH will offer Starlink High-Performance (HP) Terminals for leisure yachts and commercial vessels that are either already equipped with or are acquiring KVH TracNet hybrid or TracPhone VSAT terminals.
With the addition of Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency satellite internet service to KVH’s TracNet and TracPhone systems, maritime customers will have access to reliable and fast internet connectivity while at sea. This will help enhance their communication, navigation, and entertainment capabilities, and enable them to stay connected with their onshore teams, friends, and family.
KVH will not sell Starlink terminals on their own. Customers who wish to purchase Starlink through KVH must do so either as part of the purchase of a new TracNet H-series system or as an add-on to an existing KVH TracPhone HTS or TracNet H-series system. Additionally, KVH is expected to offer a new KVH/Starlink Companion airtime plan that will ensure that customers have VSAT data available at all times to stay connected, even if Starlink’s service is unavailable.
The Starlink terminals, which can be easily installed on a yacht or a commercial vessel, use the latest KVH Marine technology to provide seamless connectivity to the internet. They will offer reliable, high-speed data connectivity with low latency, making them an ideal choice for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video streaming, online gaming, and virtual meetings.
KVH and Starlink will showcase their integrated solutions at the Miami International Boat Show this week, where customers can learn more about the benefits of this collaboration. KVH will soon begin accepting orders for and shipping Starlink HP terminals, making it easier for customers to get connected while at sea.
This partnership marks a significant milestone in the maritime communication industry and highlights KVH’s commitment to providing its customers with cutting-edge technology and solutions to enhance their onboard experience. By leveraging Starlink’s global satellite internet service and KVH’s innovative TracNet and TracPhone systems, customers can look forward to seamless, reliable connectivity while cruising in any part of the world.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of this collaboration, you can contact the expert team at Global Satellite for further information. As an authorized KVH dealer and global integrator, Global Satellite can provide you with the best solutions and support to ensure that you have the most advanced and reliable communication systems onboard your vessel. You can visit their website at www.globalsatellite.gi or call them at +350 200 42944 to speak to one of their knowledgeable representatives.