KVH Introduces TracVision RV1 Advanced In-motion Satellite TV Antenna for Vehicles
May 29, 2014 --
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., May 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) has introduced the TracVision® RV1, a powerful and compact stabilized antenna designed to provide superior performance for satellite TV reception from RVs and other vehicles. The new system from KVH, a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV systems for 20 years, is designed to meet the needs of several key markets: RV owners, who want to enjoy their favorite programming no matter where they are parked or traveling; charter bus companies, who want to provide quality TV programming for the athletic teams and travelers they transport; and government and emergency personnel, who need access to breaking news while en route to, or in command of, an emergency scene.
Designed for simple, trouble-free operation, the 32 cm (12.5 inch) TracVision RV1 enables reception of satellite TV from moving vehicles by using a motorized antenna to constantly track orbiting satellites. This tracking ability is coupled with fast acquisition capability to facilitate immediate reception of television programming, whether the vehicle is in motion or stationary. RV1's single-cable design – just one cable instead of separate coax and power cables – addresses the need for fast and easy installation.
"The TracVision RV1 provides an unparalleled combination of high performance and ease of use for anyone wanting in-motion satellite TV programming," says Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH's chief executive officer. "It doesn't get any easier than a single-cable installation, so our customers can quickly start enjoying TV entertainment on the road."
TracVision RV1 supports the same high quality satellite television services delivered to homes across North America from companies such as DIRECTV®, DISH Network®, and Bell TV, and will receive the high definition programming of DISH and Bell TV. The system also supports select services in Europe that are broadcast using Ku-band signals.
Innovative features of the TracVision RV1 include a streamlined IP-enabled TV-Hub delivering easy setup and operation, and a web-based user interface providing system access from any smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or computer. Highlights of the RV1's functionality and performance characteristics include:
High performance tracking ensures crystal-clear television picture in extreme conditions
IP-enabled antenna control unit with Ethernet connection and built-in Wi-Fi interface allows access to system information from any Wi-Fi device
Advanced inertial-based stabilized search enables fast satellite acquisition
Exclusive RingFire™ antenna technology provides stronger signals, wider geographic coverage, and better reception
DVB-S2 technology ensures compatibility with current and future Ku-band satellite services.
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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. 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 subsidiaries in Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, the functionality, characteristics, quality and performance of KVH's products and technology, as well as customer demand, preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that might cause such differences include, amongst others, KVH's dependence on the availability of third-party satellites and services to support TV broadcasts to mobile antennas; changes in the costs and capabilities of competing technologies and products; and worldwide economic variances. These and other risk factors are discussed in KVH's most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.
KVH, TracVision, and RingFire are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
CONTACT: Jill Connors
Media & Communications Manager
KVH Industries, Inc.