KVH Industries, Inc., (NASDAQ: KVHI) said it has surpassed the 100-vessel mark in its ten-year contract to supply the next-generation satellite communications solution for the US Coast Guard´s fleet of small cutters.
To date, KVH´s TracPhone V7 systems have been deployed on 105 USCG vessels across eight different classes of cutters, and KVH´s mini-VSAT Broadbandsm service has provided 29.2 terabytes of data and more than 835,000 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) minutes. The contract for hardware, airtime, and support was first announced in September 2010.
KVH systems are now in use on cutters in all US Coast Guard districts in the continental US, as well as overseas in the Persian Gulf, Guam, and Puerto Rico. A cutter is a USCG designation for any vessel over 65 feet in length, including coastal patrol boats, seagoing buoy tenders, and fast-response cutters.
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, and is a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. KVH Industries is also a premier manufacturer of high-performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, USA., with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, the U.K., Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Cyprus, and Japan.