Furuno to offer KVH AgilePlans CAPEX-free VSAT service in Japan

KVH Industries has announce that Furuno is offering AgilePlans maritime VSAT connectivity in Japan. The KVH AgilePlans program is a Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) subscription-based model offering a comprehensive solution for maritime satellite communications.

Without a costly capital outlay, the AgilePlans service eliminates barriers to upgrading to VSAT or switching from a competitor. It includes high-speed connectivity with unlimited email and texting via KVH’s mini-VSAT BroadbandSM HTS network, TracPhone HTS-series hardware, with installation in as many as 4,000 ports and locations, cybersecurity protection, KVH OneCare maintenance, and no long-term commitment for one monthly fee.

“We are happy to offer KVH AgilePlans to commercial maritime fleets in Japan at this crucial time when the entire shipping industry is accelerating the pace of maritime digitalization,” said Keisuke Kitamura, general manager of the ICT engineering department for Furuno Electric.

“KVH is honoured to collaborate with a highly regarded company such as Furuno to provide commercial fleets in the area with the all-inclusive, non-commitment AgilePlans offering, which has proven so successful for commercial fleets worldwide,” said Ken Loke, KVH vice president for Asia Pacific.

The AgilePlans service from Furuno is available with the TracPhone V7-HTS, a 60 cm Ku-band antenna featuring data speeds as fast as 10 Mbps down/3 Mbps up.

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