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Electro-Optic Material Pioneer Dr. Larry Dalton Joins KVH Advisory Board

10.17.00

Middletown, RI, October 17, 2000 æ KVH Industries (NASDAQ:KVHI) announced today that Dr. Larry R. Dalton, professor of chemistry and engineering at both the University of Washington and University of Southern California, has joined the company's Advisory Board. In his new position, Dr. Dalton will provide scientific and technical guidance to KVH's staff in the development of fiber optic components for high-speed optical networking.

Dr. Dalton is best known for development of electro-optic modulators made from organic molecules called chromophores. These devices translate electrical signals used by telephones, computers, televisions, radar and other devices into optical transmissions. They operate at very high bandwidths, up to 100 gigahertz, and at very low power levels, below one volt. In addition, they offer easier integration and lower cost than today’s lithium niobate modulators.

"Dr. Dalton's experience in the development of new technologies gives us the benefit of his profound insight into the process and state-of-the-art in the field of electro-optic materials," commented KVH president and CEO, Martin Kits van Heyningen. "His insight will accelerate our efforts in the optical components market for all-fiber optical networking. It is a tremendous honor for us to have someone of his stature helping guide our new fiber optic product developments by sitting on our technical advisory board."

“I was impressed by KVH’s photonic fiber technology and ideas for improving that technology, so I accepted the position and am looking forward to providing input on their ongoing product developments," commented Dr. Dalton.

KVH Industries is a leading provider of innovative mobile broadband satellite communications systems and fiber optics sensors and components. The company applies its fiber optic design and production experience to develop products that are used for navigation, communications, and a variety of innovative sensing applications. Its headquarters are located in Middletown, Rhode Island.

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