KVH TracPhone V-IP Series Satellite Terminals to Support Jeppesen OpenENC PAYS
ECDIS Compliance Using Jeppesen OpenENC "Pay-As-You-Sail" (PAYS) to be Even
Easier and More Economical Using Position Reporting From TracPhone V-IP Series
Terminals and Satellite Delivery of Charts Over the KVH Mini-VSAT Broadband
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc.,
(Nasdaq:KVHI) plans to offer automatic position reports to support its
customers who subscribe to the popular Jeppesen OpenENC "Pay-As-You-Sail"
(PAYS) electronic chart service. OpenENC PAYS provides subscribers with access
to the entire Jeppesen Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) database, allowing
them to pay only for the charts they actually use based on position reports
made periodically to Jeppesen. KVH's new TracPhone^® V-IP series terminals all
feature internal GPS systems, which enable accurate position tracking for
Jeppesen without needing to interface with the vessel's navigation system,
thus providing an affordable PAYS solution for mutual KVH and Jeppesen
"Jeppesen OpenENC PAYS is already an excellent subscription option for vessels
that travel variable routes and need to meet IMO requirements for ECDIS," said
Alex Zakroff, Jeppesen's Vice President/General Manager, Marine. "KVH plans to
make it easy and economical for their mini-VSAT Broadband^sm customers to use
our PAYS solution by providing affordable position reports. Our companies
expect that aligning our technologies will enhance the value we bring to the
"KVH and Jeppesen have been having a lot of creative discussions about ideas
for making satellite delivery of charts a practical replacement for physically
distributing DVDs to vessels. Through this cooperation, we realized that the
position data we were already collecting to support our mini-VSAT Broadband
service was exactly what Jeppesen needed to support their PAYS service,"
commented Brent Bruun, Executive Vice President of KVH's Mobile Broadband
Group. "With the permission of the customer, we can support the Jeppesen
service, and since the data is already traveling over our network back to our
own operations center, we decided to offer it as a benefit to mini-VSAT
KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband service was launched six years ago and is now the
maritime industry's largest VSAT service, according to three major industry
research reports. To add to its award-winning data and voice connectivity, KVH
launched a new initiative in 2013 to make the mini-VSAT Broadband network the
industry's most efficient content delivery platform. Working closely with
application providers such as Jeppesen to find creative solutions for
delivering content and supporting onboard applications is a key part of KVH's
strategy. The new IP-MobileCast service is expected to be available to support
all of Jeppesen's flexible chart licensing programs, including traditional
direct licensing, cost-effective dynamic licensing, and flexible
Pay-As-You-Sail (PAYS) service by the end of 2013, subject to final agreement
between the parties.
Vessel owners and managers interested in learning more about Jeppesen OpenENC
PAYS are encouraged to visit www.jeppesen.com.
For additional information about the KVH mini-VSAT Broadband service, visit
Jeppesen is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and
digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type
approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission
technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations
products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets.
Safety-conscious boaters, mariners, and operators of vessels ranging from
coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions
that improve safety and efficiency. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global
high-speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile
users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH's Headland Media group is the
maritime industry's leading provider of rights-approved news, sports, music,
and movies, as well as the Walport Training video series. KVH is based in
Middletown, RI, with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, the UK,
Singapore, the Philippines, India and Japan.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, statements
regarding the timing and occurrence of the anticipated strategic relationship
between Jeppesen and KVH, the functionality, characteristics, quality, cost
and performance of KVH and Jeppesen products, technology and service rollout
plans, as well as customer demand, preferences, requirements, and
expectations. The actual results could differ materially from those expressed
in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences
include, among others, the possibility that the parties will be unable to
agree upon the contractual terms of the anticipated strategic relationship,
uncertainties regarding the time needed to complete negotiations, potential
unanticipated technical or legal impediments, unanticipated costs and KVH's
dependence on the availability of third-party satellites and services to
support broadcasts to mobile antennas. These and other risk factors are
discussed in more detail in KVH's most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC.
KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to
reflect new information or developments.
KVH Industries, Inc., has used, registered, or applied to register its
trademarks in the USA and other countries around the world, including the
following marks: KVH, KVH logo, TracPhone, CommBox, IP-MobileCast, mini-VSAT
Broadband and the mini-VSAT Broadband logo, and the banded, dome-shaped
housing of its satellite antennas.Other trademarks are the property of their
CONTACT: KVH Industries, Inc.
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