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Introducing KVH IP-MobileCast
 

Economical Solution for Crew Welfare and Operational Needs

Bring licensed content directly to your vessel anywhere in the world with KVH’s new IP-MobileCast content delivery service. Fast and affordable, IP-MobileCast provides premium entertainment content for crew welfare and updated operations content for the bridge. With the recently implemented crew welfare requirements of MLC-2006, it has never been more important to provide onboard access to news, films, television programs, training content, and more, without breaking the SATCOM budget. IP-MobileCast provide

 

  • - News and entertainment content for meeting MLC-2006 crew welfare requirements
  • - Easy way for crew to access content on any device – laptop, smartphone, tablet, television
  • - Automatic delivery of global chart databases
  • - Hundreds of gigabytes per month of content to the vessel with a separate datastream
  • - Entertainment content packages starting at $295 per month; news channels as low as $195/month

 

Commercially Licensed Content from KVH Media Group

Merchant vessels are commercial environments that must ensure copyrighted materials are licensed for onboard viewing. With IP-MobileCast, all entertainment content is provided by KVH Media Group, a leading provider of licensed content including Hollywood films, popular television series, and more.

 

Content Delivery with Advanced Technology

Multicasting technology – a technique for one-to-many communications over an IP infrastructure – is the key to KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service. Large multimedia and data files are delivered over the top (OTT) of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network without affecting the vessel’s data plan or onboard data speeds. 

 
  

IP-MobileCast Entertainment Content
 

With an unmatched selection of premium movies, news, television programs, sports events, and music, from KVH Media Group, IP-MobileCast is an excellent way to provide crew welfare services.
  

MOVIElink logo

MOVIElink brings new releases from major film studios right onboard for the crew’s entertainment when off duty. There are classic movies, too. Several packages are available depending on the number of new films desired per month.


NEWSlink logo

NEWSlink keeps crew informed of major events from their home country, with daily news content from leading international sources. There is a choice of 70 national editions of newspapers, in 14 different languages; or 12 channels of national news that is broadcast in local languages from countries around the world, and 4 channels of international news that is broadcast in English.


TVlink logo

TVlink provides popular television shows and series for the crew’s enjoyment, with complete seasons of favorite shows. Monthly packages deliver a set number of television series, plus there’s a starter pack with more than 100 hours of great TV programming.


SPORTSlink logo

SPORTSlink brings sports coverage to the crew, with highlights, previews, reviews, interviews, and more from teams and countries around the world. Coverage of many sports including soccer, basketball and rugby is provided, including content from OMNISPORT global sports, and English Premier League.


MUSIClink logo

MUSIClink – Quality digital music for crew enjoyment includes 19 channels featuring different genres of quality digital music created from huge libraries of songs mixed automatically.

 

 

IP-MobileCast Operations Content
 

Industry-leading applications delivered via IP-MobileCast help to increase the efficiency of vessel operations.
  

CHARTlink logo

CHARTlink provides electronic chart updates so the vessel is always safe and in compliance. With IP-MobileCast’s multicasting technology, the typically very large chart database update files are delivered regularly without affecting the vessel’s datastream or data speed.


FORECASTlink brings high-resolution weather data to the bridge so the vessel can operate safely and more efficiently.


TRAININGlink logo

TRAININGlink provides an extensive array of maritime safety and operations training films for the crew to utilize while onboard. Films are designed for culturally diverse, multinational crews, and are often subtitled in multiple languages.

 

 

Advantages of IP-MobileCast content delivery service
  • - Provides licensed content for crew use, including news, current release movies, and entertainment to meet MLC-2006 requirements for crew welfare
  • - Content is delivered automatically in the background over the top of the mini-VSAT Broadband network
  • - Does not use vessel’s data plan and does not affect onboard speeds at all
  • - Delivers hundreds of gigabytes per month of content to the vessel with a separate datastream
  • - Available globally throughout the mini-VSAT Broadband network
  • - Lets crew use media in their cabin or in the common areas using Wi-Fi or Ethernet
  • - Remote management and control by KVH, no burden for IT or crew onboard
  • - Obsoletes physical delivery of DVDs or content to ships
  • - Enables large files like the entire ECDIS ENC global chart database to be delivered automatically

 

Patented technology and innovative design enable rich content delivery

Multicasting technology is a technique for one-to-many communications over an IP infrastructure and is the driving force behind KVH’s new IP-MobileCast service. IP-MobileCast service uses proprietary software that provides advanced error correction, compression, and validation of data integrity throughout the transmission from shore to ship for unparalleled reliability and efficiency. Shoreside servers encode files for transmission and queue them for multicast delivery “over the top” of the mini-VSAT Broadband network. The IP-MobileCast service’s patented Forward Error Correction (FEC) technology ensures that the CommBox servers on ships receive each file in perfect condition the first time it is transmitted. The unique FEC algorithms deliver the highest level of file reliability by accommodating intermittent non-continuous transmission, which might happen when large transmissions are interrupted by prioritized network traffic or in very poor weather conditions.
 

The file is transmitted once, and is received by every vessel in the satellite footprint. If the vessel has subscribed to that particular content, the data is stored and decoded using rights management software on the CommBox, and then made available on the onboard server. Normal mini-VSAT Broadband ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship transmissions will be prioritized over the IP-MobileCast service and are completely unaffected in terms of speed or added airtime cost.
 

The innovative design of the mini-VSAT Broadband network and the Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM), which is built into every TracPhone V3IP, V7IP, and V11IP, have paved the way for KVH to be the first in the maritime SATCOM industry to offer such a complete suite of multicasting services. Recent VCSM network enhancements enable new bandwidth to be used, and the ICM serves as the hub for receiving IP-MobileCast services, which can then be accessed by any computer, set top box, or media player onboard.

 

Packages & Independent Channels


Bronze Package (Available for V3-IP, V7-IP, V11-IP) - $295/Month

- 10 MOVIElink Movies per Month

- 1 TVlink Full Series (Season) per Month

- 70 NEWSlink Newspapers per Day



Silver Package (Available for V7-IP, V11-IP) - $495/Month

- 15 MOVIElink Movies per Month

- 2 TVlink Full Series (Season) per Month

- 70 NEWSlink Newspapers per Day

- 19 MUSIClink Channels (24 Hour Music)



Gold Package (Available for V7-IP, V11-IP)$695/Month

- 20 MOVIElink Movies per Month

- 3 TVlink Full Series (Season) per Month

- 70 NEWSlink Newspapers per Day

- 19 MUSIClink Channels (24 Hour Music)



Platinum Package (Available for V7-IP, V11-IP)$1,295/Month

- 20 MOVIElink Movies per Month

- 3 TVlink Full Series (Season) per Month

- 70 NEWSlink Newspapers per Day

- 19 MUSIClink Channels (24 Hour Music)

- SPORTSlink - Highlights, previews, reviews, interviews, and more from countries around the world, OMNISPORT global sports, and English Premier League.

- 12 channels of national news in local languages

- 4 channels of international news

- CNN News Channel (hours of highlights daily)

- BBC News (hours of highlights daily)

 

Independent Channels (May be purchased with or without a package)

- NEWSlink Premium Channel: CNN News (Hours of highlights daily) - $195/Month

- NEWSlink Premium Channel: BBC News (Hours of highlights daily) - $195/Month

- SPORTSlink: Highlights, previews, reviews, interviews, and more from countries around the world, OMNISPORT global sports, and English Premier League - $195/Month

- SPORTSlink Special Event: 2014 FIFA World Cup™ (Video highlights of every match and full Final broadcast live) - $295/Month