CONNECTIVITY AT SEA — A GUIDE TO ADVANCES IN MARITIME VSAT
|Author(s)||KVH Industries, Inc.|
|Publisher||KVH Industries, Inc.|
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All seafarers are well aware of the importance of quick and appropriate responses to the changing conditions experienced at sea. The maritime operators realize how important it is to adopt subject changes to keep their enterprises competitive. Nowadays, the biggest and most significant change that the maritime industry faces is technology.
In the past it was enough just to have the communication system installed on board the vessel for the occasional calls or electronic mailing plus to use it in the cases of emergency, today having a 24*7 broadband connectivity is considered a real business necessity in order to operate the ships in the efficient and effective manner. Affordable connectivity that links the vessel at sea to the shore is providing the required ability to the leverage of the efficiency of the workforce networked globally.
The huge amount of the information that comes to the mariners today, and particularly to the senior ship officers, is overwhelming. Sometimes the people working on the vessel think that it is not actually required to be fully aware of all that information, however it shall be imperative to know where the subject information can be found in case of necessity. Obviously, the optimal and best way to access this information and process it will be through the fast and reliable connectivity...
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