KVH Intros Digital Crew Welfare Solution
KVH Industries, a provider of mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, has introduced a new digital content service called KVH Link to help shipowners, operators and managers provide rest-time entertainment for seafarers and increase onboard productivity.KVH Link provides timely and popular news, sports, movies, TV, music, karaoke, podcasts, documentaries, trending social videos, in the most popular languages among seafarers.Building on KVH’s past experience providing content for crew well-being and its patented IP-MobileCastTM technology for content delivery…
KVH Announces Two Key Leadership Positions
KVH Industries announced that Brent Bruun has expanded his responsibilities as chief operating officer, and Mark Woodhead has been named executive vice president of mobile connectivity. The promotions leverage the business and maritime industry experience of the two leaders.In his role as chief operating officer, Bruun will now spearhead corporate business development; oversee all operational and financial aspects of KVH’s mobile connectivity and inertial navigation businesses…
Seafarers’ Mental Health is Focus of New Training Program
KVH Videotel introduced a new training package, “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, and announced that the package will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the critical importance of the topic.The program was produced in association with the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and comprises a short video, facilitator notes, and information booklets…
Videotel Debuts Mobile Platform for eLearning
Videotel, a KVH company, launched a new eLearning content delivery platform that is designed to allow users to view its range of maritime training programs on a wide variety of devices, including tablets and mobile phones. According to the company, this paves the way for seafarers to acquire and test knowledge on any device wherever they are on land and sea. The mobile platform harnesses HTML5 responsive-design capabilities, where content can rescale dynamically to any screen size or aspect ratio.
KVH Unveils NEWSlink Live Service
KVH Industries, Inc., is introducing NEWSlink Live, a new digital content service for crew, at the CrewConnect Global conference, in Manila, November 15-16. This next-generation service enables seafarers to receive richer, more dynamic news, sports, finance, and entertainment content on their personal devices, and builds on KVH’s industry-leading NEWSlink service, in use on more than 9,000 vessels worldwide. NEWSlink Live offers crew a powerful digital wireless experience that supports all computers and mobile devices for easy access…
Woodhead Appointed Sr V. P., Training & Content, KVH
KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that Mark Woodhead has been named to the newly created position of KVH senior vice president for training and content, effective on the first of January 2017. In this position, Mr. Woodhead will direct KVH’s market-leading maritime crew welfare, safety, and productivity services, which include Videotel maritime training packages – currently in use on more than 12,000 vessels worldwide – and numerous news and entertainment brands, such as NEWSlink – currently used by more than 9,000 vessels globally. Mr.
KVH Launches Balkans NEWSlink Service
KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc., added several new titles to its NEWSlink portfolio with the launch of four new daily editions – Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Montenegro – focusing on the Balkans region. Each title covers the main daily political, general, financial, sporting and entertainment stories from those countries, and is available in the native language, namely Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Montenegrin. The new titles join NEWSlink’s roster of daily and weekly newspaper digests…
KVH’s NEWSlink Team Now Producing 100 Different Newspaper Titles
KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched “Philippine Business,” the 100th unique newspaper title produced under the NEWSlink brand. The new title joins NEWSlink’s roster of high-quality daily and weekly newspaper digests, which are currently read by seafarers and cruise guests on more than 8,500 vessels around the world. Produced for the multinational audience common to the seafaring world, the NEWSlink titles cover news, sports, finance, and entertainment news in 17 languages tailored to 80 different regions and countries.
Pickles to Head KVH Crewtoo Business Development
KVH Industries, Inc., announced today that Anneley Pickles has joined the company as Head of Business Development for the Crewtoo social network, the online network dedicated to seafarers. One of her first priorities is overseeing Crewtoo Jobs, the online maritime jobs board that was launched last month to help match the right companies with the best seafarers. Pickles, who is based in Liverpool, U.K., has worked in the maritime industry for nearly 20 years as a sales executive with some of the industry’s most prestigious companies, including Lloyd’s of London.
Pascal Joins KVH as Content Acquisition VP
KVH Industries, Inc. announced today that Candice Pascal has joined KVH as Vice President, Content Acquisition, to head the company’s efforts in managing commercial maritime distribution rights for entertainment content. Pascal, an experienced licensed-content executive based in Los Angeles, becomes KVH’s key person for securing and managing rights to the studio and independent film and television content that will be delivered via KVH’s new IP-MobileCast content delivery service.
Crewtoo Launches Online Maritime Jobs Board
Crewtoo, an online network dedicated to seafarers, launched an online maritime jobs board. Founded by KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc. (KVHI), Crewtoo, which says it has more than 100,000 members, is premiering the service today in Stamford, Connecticut, at Shipping 2014, the annual shipping conference and exhibition of the Connecticut Maritime Association. The Crewtoo jobs board is integrated into the Crewtoo site and enables seafarers to simply change a setting on their profile to state that they are available for work…
KVH Sponsors Event Highlighting Seafarer Welfare
The private ISWAN event on 21 November will take place in an appropriately maritime venue: The Ward Room of the HMS "President", a former Royal Navy warship docked in London and converted to a club and event space. George, the author of the acclaimed book, "Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything," published in September 2013, is a lecturer and former ship master who received the MBE in 2000 for services to maritime safety.