[Via Satellite 02-11-2015] KVH Industries has rolled out a new dedicated voice configuration for its mini-VSAT Broadband global maritime satellite network. The network’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service is now delivered on a prioritized and protected data stream, separate from the network’s overall broadband data traffic. VoIP service is also prioritized onboard the vessel to ensure quality even during times of heaviest broadband data use.
Maritime operators rely on broadband connectivity for everything from accessing email to using Web-based applications for better trip planning, fuel optimization, and remote systems monitoring. At the same time, vessels experience demand for VoIP services around the clock by crew and officers, given the round-the-clock nature of commercial vessel operations.
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