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Forest River Selects KVH TracVision Satellite TV Solution for New Tsunami Coaches


Leading RV Manufacturer Cites TracVision's Dependability and Versatility for Choice of KVH In-motion Satellite TV Antennas

MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 11, 2003-- KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that Forest River, a leading manufacturer of Class A motorhomes, will offer KVH's TracVision(R) LF in-motion satellite TV antenna as standard equipment on its new line of Tsunami luxury coaches. Forest River is the most recent OEM customer to choose KVH's TracVision antennas as standard or optional equipment aboard new recreational vehicles and motor coaches.

"It is a pleasure to be working with Forest River to bring live, in-motion satellite TV to owners and passengers in Forest River's premier Tsunami coaches," said Ian Palmer, KVH vice president of satellite sales. "We share a commitment to quality, customer service, and ensuring that the needs of our customers are met. Here at KVH, we've achieved this through our award-winning TracVision line of antennas, which has become the number one choice for in-motion satellite TV by industry leaders like Forest River because of our unmatched quality, versatility, and value."

TracVision LF is an in-motion, domed satellite TV system designed specifically for OEM integration and easy factory installation. It is compatible with the DIRECTV(R), DISH Network(TM), and ExpressVu services and provides access to more than 300 channels of digital satellite TV programming and commercial-free music wherever the vehicle is driving or parked in the continental United States or Canada.

"After testing several satellite systems, we have found that KVH gives us the dependability that we are looking for in an in-motion satellite system," explained Jim Cafmeyer, Forest River's sales manager. "It is important to us to have a system compatible with DIRECTV, DISH Network, and ExpressVu. TracVision LF meets this need."

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, Forest River is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles, offering a broad line of fifth-wheels, travel trailers, sport utility trailers, commercial vehicles, and luxury motorhomes. RiverPark, Inc., also of Elkhart, Indiana, and a leading distributor of KVH's satellite TV product line and other high-end electronics products, supplies the TracVision LF on a daily basis to Forest River.

Complete information about all of KVH's mobile satellite TV systems can be found at High-resolution photos of TracVision systems and a Forest River Tsunami coach have been provided in the News section of the company web site,

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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