MIDDLETOWN, R.I. and LONDON, June 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Videotel TM, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI), has launched its 500 th computer-based training (CBT) e-Learning course. This milestone confirms Videotel as the number one provider of e-Learning CBTs to the maritime, offshore, and ports & pilotage sectors, among others. Videotel's maritime training solutions are on display in KVH Stand B04-16, Hall B, at the Nor-Shipping maritime event in Oslo, which opens today and continues through June 5.
In addition to the CBT format, Videotel's training solutions, which are currently in use on more than 12,000 vessels worldwide, include video, 3D animation, and interactive distance learning courses. Videotel has also announced plans to continually update its training programs via KVH's IP-MobileCast TM content delivery service free of charge. This service utilizes multicasting technology to deliver content to subscribing vessels via their broadband connection.Videotel commenced producing training courses for the maritime industry in 1973 when the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), the forerunner to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), wanted to improve the quality of training materials available to seafarers and called on the company's services. Since that time, Videotel has been at the forefront of developing world-class training material to help ship owners and ship managers comply with the STCW Convention, operational practices, and pertinent health and safety regulations. The importance of quality training materials and Videotel's long-standing relationship with the IMO are demonstrated by the fact that IMO, which is part of the United Nations, has chosen maritime education and training as the theme for this year's World Maritime Day, scheduled for September 24, 2015. Note to Editors: For more information about Videotel, please visit www.videotel.com. For more information about KVH Industries, please visit www.kvh.com. 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 and e-Learning . 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 Kingdom. KVH, Videotel, and IP-MobileCast are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc.
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