Transparency in Bandwidth Management

Dump the data drain

bandwidth management, data allocation, crew connectivity, mini-VSAT Broadband, marine SATCOM, maritime SATCOM, myKVH, mini-VSAT Manager

With cell phone plans and SATCOM service, customers need to be aware of their data consumption based on budget, selected plans, and provider policies, among considerations. It’s just smart business. Fortunately, for subscribers of the mini-VSAT Broadband service, there’s an easy way to ensure control of bandwidth management for crew connectivity, whatever your professional or personal needs are.

For ship operators and managers, it’s a simple way to monitor each vessel’s data-usage status, allocate usage to individual identities or tasks onboard, separate crew and operational data usage, and set email and SMS text alerts. For yacht owners and captains, it’s also an effective way to manage and allocate data use for guests and crew.

Called Crew Data Allocation, it’s one of several functions within the myKVH portal’s mini-VSAT Manager, a powerful cloud-based web portal designed to provide unparalleled transparency, control, and visibility. Customers can create profiles for crew, operations, captain, etc., and assign the profile X amount of megabytes or gigabytes per day, week, or month.  These profiles can be set up once and then applied to specific users. Allocations can also be modified quickly and easily to adapt to changing conditions. Users then log in with their secure password and enjoy access to the Internet and more. As a result, you can ensure that everyone on board has broadband connectivity while keeping your data use within your monthly plan limit.

And for on-the-go bandwidth management, there’s myKVH Mobile, an easy and responsive way to check and manage data usage on the mini-VSAT Broadband network while you are onboard or on the go on land.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not any more.


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About Chris Watson 73 Articles
Chris is the senior director of marketing for KVH Industries. A lifelong sailor and storyteller, he's a self-professed geek who finds all of this technical stuff fascinating.