KVH Introduces breakthrough solution for maritime training

To help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak, KVH Industries has introduced Videotel Performance Manager, a breakthrough solution for maritime training.

By providing maritime managers with actionable insights about their fleets’ training activities, Videotel Performance Manager is designed to help increase operational efficiency, safety, and crew performance. The cloud-based software platform ensures that a crew’s latest training records are accessible from any web-enabled device, and interactive, dynamically rendered reports and dashboards present easy-to-view data about crew performance, skill levels, strengths, weaknesses, and training schedules.

Shipmanagement company Thenamaris is one of the early users of Videotel Performance Manager.

“It offers a wide range of sophisticated features and reports enabling our Marine Personnel team to have accurate and timely insight of the training progress per person, per vessel, per title,” said Yannos Koudounas, Performance & Development Supervisor, Thenamaris (Ships Management).

“Consequently, this application becomes a valuable tool in decision-making for our seafarers’ onboard training plans. We like its simplicity and the fact that it is constantly upgraded with new features. Most of all, we have found that it is well-supported by a skillful and fast-responding team.”

At the core of Videotel Performance Manager’s cutting-edge training management tools is the user-friendly web application, which was developed with input from maritime training professionals. Key features include: Crew Management – for managing seafarers’ training programmes as they move from vessel to vessel; Training Reports – for seeing what training is being carried out, where, and by whom, and for generating evidence of compliance required during an external audit or ship inspection; Schedule Builder – for creating training plans for seafarers based on an established safety management system; Performance Monitoring – for tracking progress of crew against a recommended schedule of training.

“The ability to quickly see the training status of all seafarers in a fleet provides important advantages for a maritime training manager,” said Mark Woodhead, KVH Senior Vice President, EMEA.

“With an easy-to-use dashboard, the manager can assess the precise level of a crew’s training, preparation, and compliance, which ultimately helps to keep operating costs low, and reduce safety and financial risk. This isn’t just recordkeeping, it’s valuable intelligence for maritime training managers.”

Videotel Performance Manager is available in three different packages, called Essential, Professional, and Master, that vary in the number of features and training titles provided. All packages include Crew Management, Training Reports, Schedule Builder, and Performance Monitoring. Additional features will be added over time.