KVH Adds Four New Marine Satellite TV Antenna Systems to Its Award-Winning TracVision Line
March 20, 2014 --
With an IP-enabled belowdecks hub and device-friendly user interface, the four new antenna systems of the TracVision® TV-series are designed for superior TV performance and ease of use on yachts and merchant vessels worldwide
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) is introducing the TracVision TV-series, a powerful family of fully stabilized marine satellite television antenna systems designed to provide superior performance, including HDTV, for worldwide satellite TV entertainment at sea. TracVision TV1, TV3, TV5, and TV6 – the four systems that make up the TracVision TV-series – will be unveiled today at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in Palm Beach, Florida, and will remain on view in the KVH booth (830-831) through March 23rd. These systems represent the latest technology in marine satellite television antenna systems, a market where KVH has had award-winning TracVision products for more than 16 years.
Innovative features of the new TracVision TV-series 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. Offering a complete range of sizes, features, and options, the TracVision TV-series is designed to support DIRECTV®, DISH Network® and DISH HD, Bell TV, and nearly all Ku-band services around the globe so that everyone onboard can enjoy hundreds of digital TV and movie channels.
"The TracVision TV-series brings satellite TV at sea to an entirely new level, providing not only the great antenna performance that TracVision is known for, but also the ease of use that today's yacht owners and ship operators expect," says Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH's chief executive officer. "From your smartphone, you can easily complete the setup of the system and start enjoying TV entertainment. Plus, the single-cable design means the TracVision TV-series is ideal for retrofits, no matter what type of system a boat may have."
Whether a boat, yacht, or ship is cruising along the coast or voyaging worldwide, there is a perfectly suited TracVision TV-series antenna system. The ultra-compact TracVision TV1 (32 cm, 12.5-inch antenna) is ideal for use in coastal cruising or traveling on inland waterways. The small yet powerful TracVision TV3 (37 cm, 14.5-inch antenna) has single and dual linear LNB options for multiple receiver installations, and is designed for use when traveling within 100 nautical miles offshore. The TracVision TV5 (45 cm, 18-inch antenna) combines big performance with a compact size and provides access to worldwide regional programming. The high performance TracVision TV6 (60 cm, 24-inch antenna) provides the tracking, reception, and extended coverage area needed when voyaging offshore for short or long passages.
All four systems of the TracVision TV-series feature advanced functionality and performance:
Single coaxial cable for power, data, and video enables easy installations and retrofits
High performance tracking ensures crystal-clear television picture in heavy seas
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 RingFireTM antenna technology provides stronger signals, wider geographic coverage, and better reception
Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM-8) integrated into belowdecks TV-Hub supports up to eight DIRECTV receivers
DVB-S2 technology ensures compatibility with current and future Ku-band satellites
IP AutoSwitch option for multiple receiver installations delivers simple automatic satellite switching on DISH Pro and DiSEqC-compatible services
TracVision has been well established in the marine market for many years, with a current roster of more than a dozen TracVision antenna choices for use on boats, yachts, and merchant vessels of all sizes, types, and needs. For 16 consecutive years, TracVision has won the annual product award given by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), a trade group made up of 600 companies in the marine electronics and manufacturing field. KVH is the satellite system supplier for industry-leading leisure marine boatbuilders such as Sea Ray, Sunseeker, and Viking Yachts, and has been chosen by merchant fleet operators worldwide for use on everything from containerships to offshore supply vessels and workboats.
Note to Editors: High-resolution, press-ready images of KVH's new TracVision TV1, TV3, TV5, and TV6 satellite television antenna systems are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library (www.kvh.com/Press-Room/Image-Library.aspx) for download and editorial use. Visit the KVH website (www.tracvision.com/TVseries) for more information about the new TracVision line.
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, U.S.A., with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, the U.K., Singapore, the Philippines, Cyprus, and Japan.
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 more detail in KVH's most recent Form 10-K filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.
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