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Access to the Internet: A Basic Human Right on Land and at Sea

(Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse) In 2011, access to the Internet was deemed a human right in a United Nations report. In the commercial maritime industry, offshore communications is also a critical part of the picture – not just for operations, safety, and competitive advantage, but for crew morale, too. According to the 2006 Maritime Labour […]

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“Paperless Ship, Ho!”

Did you know that the day of the “paperless ship” looms on the horizon? In 2015, InterManager, the trade association for ship managers, as well as other bodies, drew up guidelines and blueprints for the transition at a meeting in Oslo, Norway, declaring it a key area of potentially significant benefit to the shipping industry. […]

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Knowledge Is Power – But a Flawless Product Installation Is Priceless

It’s tough to pin down Rick Garrison because he’s on the road so much for KVH Industries, showing technicians proper installation procedures and troubleshooting strategies for a range of KVH TracPhone and TracVision products. But I managed to find him at KVH headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, on one of those rare days, right after he’d […]

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Whether the Fish Are Biting or Not, This Carolina Gentleman’s Entertained

  Skipper Gentry has been fishing offshore since he was a little boy, so it comes as no surprise that the 38-year-old made the saltwater sport that’s his passion his livelihood, too. “This is where I make and lose all my money,” he says with a laugh. “This is my whole life.” Since 2007, Gentry […]

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How Loud is that Doggy in the Window?

When it comes to defining success in robotic design, the focus is often on how well the robot moves and reacts to changing topography and environments, as well as its ability to stay upright, get where it needs to go and pick itself back up if it falls. That last task was one of the […]

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Guiding Intelligent Solutions

It’s impossible to go a day without seeing unmanned systems in the news: Government agencies are testing drones to improve border protection Driverless cars are expected to be 15% of global vehicle sales in 15 years Robots are making tremendous strides in design, learning, and viability for rescues and more It’s becoming an unmanned world […]

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Navigation So Smart and Small, it’s Genius

As a child of the ‘70s, I remember watching “The Six Million Dollar Man”, fascinated by the “technology” that made Steve Austin better…stronger…faster in Oscar Goldman’s immortal words. That was really cool. The sort of theoretical super-advanced tech that we saw in “The Six Million Dollar Man” and other tech-centric shows of the era (anyone […]

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2015 in Review: Winning Year for Robots and for KVH

As we cast a passing glance at the highs and lows of 2015, and look forward to the unknowns that lie ahead in 2016, one highlight of 2015 for robotics (especially for autonomous platform) fans was the impressive 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals. We saw how much progress has been made in the field of […]

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A Quick Lap Around the World

We caught up with KVH customer James Hamilton aboard M/V Dirona, the Nordhavn 52 he and his wife, Jennifer, live aboard and cruise. The Hamiltons, who hail from Seattle, are currently in Cape Town, South Africa, midway through a circumnavigation that’s also an extended working vacation. They departed from Bell Harbor Marina, Seattle, in 2012 […]

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10 Christmas Movies to help bring Crew Together

          We associate so many wonderful things when we think about the holiday season but there are 3 main themes that come to mind; Family, Food and FILMS. Us land-lubbers enjoy time with family and friends during the holidays, watching films together over a nice meal, while our seafarers are far […]

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