The e-Learning maritime training pacesetter reaches several new milestones as vessel operators continue to invest in crew training despite a tough economic climate
MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK – November 11, 2015 – Videotel, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training and software solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that its training solutions are now in use on more than 12, 000 vessels worldwide, with more than 300 new vessels having joined in the third quarter of 2015 alone. A further milestone reached by the award-winning training-program producer is that Videotel has recorded more than 10 million training events in recent years.
In addition, Videotel has recently secured the business of a fleet of 24 vessels from a new offshore vessel client based in the Far East who, despite the current economic downturn, believes good training is absolutely essential for the safe operation of its fleet.
“We are truly pleased that our company is continuing to grow despite very tough market conditions out there today, ” says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel. “It once again reaffirms that by producing quality products that meet the training needs of the maritime market, responsible ship owners and ship management companies will invest in their staff to ensure they are properly trained to carry out their duties safely.”
Videotel’s success over the years is due in part to its efforts to continually expand its
delivery platforms to meet the needs of the maritime industry. For example, Videotel’s
Basic Training Package of 20 essential maritime training programs is now available with
the IP-MobileCast content delivery service, and through an agreement with Inmarsat.
Videotel is showcasing its comprehensive range of training solutions for the maritime
industry at the CrewConnect Global Manning & Training Conference, at the Hotel
Sofitel in Manila, through November 13.
Earlier this year, Videotel received the highly acclaimed Golden Reel Award from the
Media Communications Association-International (MCA-I) in recognition of a training
video that Videotel created for ExxonMobil Marine. Videotel has received nearly 100
awards for its training programs and software in recent years.
Videotel recently launched the new print edition of its training catalogue, STCW Maritime
Training Catalogue 2015-2017, detailing the complete Videotel selection of 950 new and
updated titles available in a range of formats. Videotel’s computer-based training (CBT)
programmes are included, an area that boasts an impressive 500+ e-Learning courses, more
than twice the number of CBTs offered by competitors. Also launched at the same time was
the latest Videotel on Demand (VOD) release, which includes a total of 59 e-Learning
courses – 37 new, 22 updated – to meet current seafarer training needs.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications
systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 175, 000 mobile satellite
antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news,
music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail,
and leisure. Videotel, a KVH company, is the market-leading provider of training films,
computer-based training, e-Learning and software solutions. KVH is based in Middletown,
RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and
Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil,
Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United
KVH, Videotel, and IP-MobileCast are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc