Kongsberg Digital and Finnish maritime communications technology developer KNL Networks have joined forces to offer a low cost, secure connectivity solution on the Kognifai digital platform.
Vigleik Takle, VP and Commercial Manager at KDI said, “We are thrilled to include KNL Networks in our rapidly growing ecosystem of partners. One of the barriers for digitalisation in Maritime sector has been related to the high connectivity cost of satellite connection. Through our partnership with KNL we can offer the option of a low cost connectivity solution, and thereby accelerate the digital transformation and enable our customers to start harness the tremendous value that lies in their data.
KNL’s unique hybrid technology integrates a state-of-the-art HF radio with cellular broadband, providing always-on data connectivity when at sea, and high-speed broadband when nearshore. Built from the ground up with military-grade security, KNL is built for the new wave of maritime digitalization with a unique channel for long-distance data communication and pole-to-pole coverage.
Toni Linden, CEO of KNL Networks said, “One look at what’s offered on the Kognifai Digital platform and you can see how much data ships at sea are producing through sensors and smart reporting. KNL networks knows that tomorrow’s maritime industry requires a revolutionary new data solution and services, and we’re proud to be part of Kongsberg Digital’s Kognifai platform .”
About Kongsberg Digital
Kongsberg Digital is a provider of next-generation software and digital solutions to customers within maritime, oil and gas, and renewables and utilities. The company consists of more than 500 software experts with leading competence within the internet of things, smart data, artificial intelligence, maritime simulation, automation and autonomous operations. Kongsberg Digital is one of three business areas of KONGSBERG, an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technology.
About KNL Networks
KNL Networks is an Oulu, Finland-based company that has created an independent secure network for maritime connectivity. By combining a state-of-the-art HF radio for long-range data communication and global cellular data for near-shore internet, KNL Networks is designed for the digitalization of the maritime industry. We believe that the shipping industry, like any modern business, should always be connected.