MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Jul 1, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --
Selection Marks Continued Acceptance of TracVision as the Premier Mobile Satellite TV System by RV Manufacturers
Consumers purchasing a 2003 model year motorhome from Rexhall Industries, Inc., will now have the option to equip their new vehicle with a KVH TracVision in-motion or stationary satellite television system, following Rexhall's selection of TracVision as its exclusive satellite TV solution. In addition, Rexhall will pre-wire all of its new Class A motorhomes for use with TracVision antennas, making it even easier for Rexhall dealers to install TracVision systems for customers making an aftermarket purchase. The decision by Rexhall is the latest step in a growing trend of leading vehicle manufacturers selecting TracVision antennas, manufactured by KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI), as standard or optional equipment for 2003 model year vehicles.
"KVH's award-winning line of TracVision land-mobile satellite television systems is renowned for its outstanding quality, versatility, and value," commented Jim Dodez, vice president of marketing, "and we are extremely pleased that Rexhall Industries has chosen TracVision as the exclusive satellite TV option for its customers. This decision is the latest evidence of the growing recognition among RV manufacturers that TracVision products are the premier in-motion satellite television systems available today."
Rexhall Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: REXL; www.rexhall.com) designs, manufactures, and sells various models of Class A motorhomes used for leisure travel and outdoor activities. Rexhall's five lines of Class A motorhomes, sold through approximately 100 dealer locations across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, include RoseAir, RexAir, Aerbus, Vision, and American Clipper.
"Rexhall builds a quality product packed with value. The TracVision product line allows for a great deal of flexibility for Rexhall as a manufacturer or a dealer to tailor the satellite television experience to each individual customer, thus offering a higher level of value combined with the most current technology of its kind. We are excited about the TracVision satellite TV systems being a part of our current equipment offering," stated Steve Love, marketing director for Rexhall Industries, Inc.
Rexhall will be offering its customers a choice of two new TracVision systems: the TracVision LF, a fully stabilized in-motion system; and TracVision SF, a stationary, self-acquiring system for use when the vehicle is parked. These systems, designed specifically for OEM customers and factory/dealer installation, provide access to more than 300 channels of digital TV programming and digital-quality music via the DIRECTV(R) and DISH Network(TM) services. Programming includes news, sports, weather, movies, and other entertainment commonly found on cable TV systems, as well as dozens of channels of commercial-free CD-quality music catering to almost every taste.
KVH Industries, Inc., designs and manufactures products that enable mobile communication, defense navigation, and direction sensing 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 Illinois, and a European sales, marketing, and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.