IP-MobileCast with AWT weather
Applied Weather Technology Inc. (AWT) has become the WEATHERlink launch partner for KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service, which means yachts with IP-MobileCast will soon be able to receive AWT’s high-resolution weather and ocean data for a fixed monthly fee.
The AWT data includes forecasts with wind, wave, visibility and currents with tidal stream data. It will be updated as many as four times daily. AWT also is marketing a new BonVoyage System 7 that MobileCast will support along with AWT’s frequent port-vicinity forecasts, pirate-attack information and rogue-wave forecasts.
KVH plans to begin testing of the WEATHERlink content delivery immediately and to make the service commercially available by September. All KVH TracPhone V-IP series satcom systems will support the new content after a free software upgrade.
IP-MobileCast will also continue to deliver news and entertainment, as it has done since May over KVH’s min-VSAT Broadband network. In the future, KVH plans to use IP-MobileCast to deliver additional information including Jeppesen electronic chart database updates.
More information is at www.kvh.com.