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KVH Introduces Newest TracVision Satellite TV Antennas for RVs and Motorcoaches

12.03.02

New Systems Offer Compatibility With DIRECTV, DISH Network, and Expressvu as well as Enhanced Design for Easier Installation

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI) introduced the newest members of its award- winning TracVision product line -- the in-motion TracVision L2 and the stationary automatic TracVision S2 -- today at the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. These new systems expand on the capabilities of KVH's popular TracVision LM and SA systems, offering an enhanced design for easy installation as well as access to not only DIRECTV(R) services but also complete compatibility with DISH Network(TM), ExpressVu, and multi-satellite services like DISH 500.

"Since the introduction of the TracVision LM in 1998, KVH's TracVision systems have become the world's most popular in-motion satellite TV antenna for RVs and motorcoaches as a result of their reliability, versatility, and outstanding value," noted Ian Palmer, KVH's vice president of satellite sales. "The new TracVision L2 and S2 systems continue that tradition, offering affordable in-motion and stationary reception of satellite TV entertainment throughout the continental United States and Canada. This includes access to DISH Network, ExpressVu, and multi-satellite programming that was previously only available to Digital Video Broadcast (DVB)-equipped antennas, such as our premier TracVision L3 and TracVision S3 systems."

TracVision L2 and S2 are vehicle-mounted, low-profile antennas that deliver satellite television and audio from DIRECTV, DISH Network, and ExpressVu. These satellite services provide hundreds of stations of high- quality digital programming, including news, sports, weather, and movies, throughout the continental United States and Canada. In addition, there are dozens of channels of commercial-free, CD-quality music catering to almost every taste. TracVision L2 offers full in-motion satellite tracking while TracVision S2 will automatically find and lock onto the selected satellite when the vehicle is parked.

The most significant enhancements in the TracVision L2 and S2 are the antennas' ability to switch from satellite to satellite as necessary as well as receive signals from both DIRECTV and DVB-compatible satellites. Thanks to their satellite switching ability, the TracVision L2 and S2 are capable of supporting multi-satellite programming, such as the popular DISH 500 service, unlike competing antennas, which can only track a single satellite and require a data connection to the satellite TV receiver. Users simply push a button to shift the antenna among the available satellites, providing a level of control and versatility previously unavailable among baseline satellite TV antennas. In addition to the system capabilities, TracVision L2 and S2 are equipped with new, more convenient rooftop mounting hardware and fully connectorized cables for easier, faster installation.

"The introduction of the TracVision L2 and S2 reaffirm our commitment to offering a complete line of satellite TV systems to meet our customers' wide array of system and budgetary requirements," continued Palmer. "TracVision L2 and S2 offer outstanding value as well as the versatility to receive any satellite TV programming available in the continental United States and Canada. We also offer our premier in-motion TracVision L3 and stationary TracVision S3 for customers who require enhanced capabilities, such as DVB satellite acquisition and compatibility with mobile high-speed Internet access. Every TracVision system is built to the most demanding standards and is covered by KVH's unmatched warranty and North American network of more that 3,500 supporting dealers."

KVH Industries, Inc., designs and manufactures products that enable mobile communication, navigation, and precision pointing through the use of its proprietary mobile satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies. The company is developing next-generation systems with greater precision, durability, and versatility for communications, navigation, and industrial applications. An ISO 9001-registered company, KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, with a fiber optic manufacturing facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, and a European sales, marketing, and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.

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