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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 

KVH has joined the Smart Maritime Network (SMN) as one of the founding members of the initiative dedicated to supporting collaboration and standardisation in the development of IT systems for the shipping sector.

As a founding member, KVH will participate in Smart Maritime Council meetings with a select group of maritime technology developers, systems integrators, and vessel operators to discuss issues relating to the compatibility, standardisation, and harmonisation of the technology used in the modern shipping industry.

“KVH is thrilled to be a founding member of the Smart Maritime Network,” said Rick Driscoll, KVH VP for service development and implementation. “Setting digital, data, and tech standards that resonate throughout the maritime industry is an extremely important effort that will provide far-reaching benefits at this crucial time in the industry’s digital transformation.”

KVH has a history of innovation in the maritime industry for producing satellite antenna products and providing global VSAT connectivity services with fast data speeds to support the digital transformation underway throughout the industry.

Smart Maritime Network was founded by Rob O’Dwyer, chief network officer, and Cathy Hodge, COO, with the goal of driving improved collaboration for the best interests of the maritime industry. Upcoming SMN council meetings and conferences are scheduled for Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Singapore.

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