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NUWC Courting Industry

grant program. “It’s a big boost to the community, a lot of the sponsors of those grants were based here in Newport because there’s good contact with the engineering, customer and defense communities,” said Jim Dodez, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning, KVH Industries, Inc. in Middletown, R.I. SBIR grants stems from the mandate that a certain percentage of all government research money has to be directed to small business. “So much money has been spent here.” As has so much knowledge has been gained, and stored, and actually, declassified. And

URI students, technicians and scientists launch the remotely operated vehicle  “Hercules” into the Black Sea to study the geology of the seafloor.

URI Scientist Seeks Technology Solutions

heritage of technology around Narragansett Bay, walking around in the heads of these brainy engineers who have worked on these projects over the years. When you have people like that, you get a lot of start-up companies,” said Jim Dodez, vice president of marketing and strategic planning for KVH Industries. He should know, KVH’s first product for the commercial maritime market was based on sonar buoy technology used to listen for Soviet subs that it licensed from Raytheon.  “We have the knowledge district for marine science and technology,” agreed Prof. Dwight Coleman, director

Aerial view of the Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park.

In Rhode Island, the Future is Blowing in the Wind

over 58 acres of laydown and terminal storage. “To have that much property on the waterfront with a combination of rail connects, airstrip and deep water access at one facility – I think it is a fantastic asset,” said Jim Dodez, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning, KVH Industries, Inc. in Middletown, R.I. Steven King, managing director of the port, believes wind farm activity could muscle its way into the number two or three spot in the port’s business lineup once the market takes off, some three years or so down the road. To get ready, Quonset has made $30 million

Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s chief executive officer

KVH Industries Acquires Videotel

  KVH Industries, Inc., acquired Videotel, a producer of high-quality training films and e-Learning services for the commercial maritime industry. Servicing over 11,000 vessels, Videotel is a market leader in the provision of maritime training services, offering video, animation, e-Learning computer-based training (CBT), and interactive distance learning courses.   “The acquisition of Videotel is an important addition to our portfolio of services targeting the needs of commercial seafarers and supports our strategic vision of extending our maritime broadband service to include

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