KVH and Kognitive Networks sign exclusive maritime agreement
New technology partnership will enhance the feature set of the KVH’s widely fielded connectivity terminals
KVH Industries and Kognitive Networks Inc. have announced an exclusive, multi-year maritime agreement.
KVH will integrate Kognitive’s suite of enterprise-grade network and bandwidth management tools into KVH’s mobile communication service offerings. Kognitive’s software will become an integral element of KVH’s multi-orbit, multi-channel marine communication solutions.
“We are thrilled to be working with Kognitive Networks to deliver robust maritime network and bandwidth management for shipboard operations, crew, owners, and guests over the KVH ONE® global hybrid network,” explains Chad Impey, Senior Vice President of Global Sales. “This innovative technology enables us to seamlessly integrate the communication channels found aboard commercial and leisure vessels, including 5G/LTE, VSAT, Starlink, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and more using advanced network management tools both on virtual machines on our fielded equipment as well as within a compact belowdeck appliance.”
The new suite of tools offers a powerful onboard addition to a vessel or yacht’s network infrastructure by integrating and managing all onboard connectivity with such features as:
- Cloud-managed user interface with real-time data metering and analysis
- WAN combination and control with advanced routing and channel bonding for increased speed and performance
- Network protection and security with Deep Packet Inspection, Traffic Policies, and VPN
- Easy network and bandwidth management via a versatile mobile application
“We are incredibly excited about this new chapter with KVH and their leading hybrid connectivity solutions.” says Anand Chari, Chief Executive Officer of Kognitive Networks. “This agreement affirms our commitment to crafting solutions that harmonize network performance and security with ease of use, and it will benefit our existing and future customers alike.”
KVH has integrated this advanced technology into the KVH ONE OpenNet Program, which migrates third-party VSAT terminals to KVH’s global HTS network. It will also deliver greater versatility in KVH’s ongoing Starlink integration and enhance KVH’s award-winning TracNet™ and TracPhone® connectivity systems. In addition, KVH will offer the network management hardware and services as a standalone product for other onboard marine applications.