Leading Manufacturer of Class A Motorhomes to Offer TracVision SF Automatic Satellite TV System as Option on New Vehicles
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., May 13, 2003 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that Monaco Coach Corporation, one of the world's largest manufacturers of Class A luxury motorhomes, will offer KVH's TracVision SF automatic satellite TV antenna as a standard option on its new vehicles. This announcement marks the latest in a series of OEM customers to select KVH's TracVision antennas as standard or optional equipment aboard 2003 model year recreational vehicles and motor coaches.
"We are very pleased that Monaco Coach Corporation has chosen the award- winning TracVision family as its automatic stationary satellite TV system," said Ian Palmer, KVH vice president of satellite sales. "Satellite TV has become a piece of 'must-have' equipment for tens of thousands of motorcoach and RV owners throughout North America. The selection of TracVision by Monaco, one of the industry's preeminent Class A motorhome builders, illustrates the value customers place on satellite TV as an entertainment and information solution. At the same time, Monaco's choice of the KVH TracVision SF antenna reinforces KVH's position as the #1 choice for mobile satellite TV among both consumers and leading manufacturers in the RV industry."
Headquartered in Coburg, Oregon, Monaco Coach Corporation (NYSE: MNC) is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles. The company offers customers luxury recreational vehicle models under the Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Safari, Beaver, McKenzie, and Royale Coach brand names. TracVision systems are available to Monaco customers through RiverPark, Inc., of Elkhart, Indiana, a leading distributor of KVH's satellite TV product line and other high-end electronics products.
"KVH's TracVision antennas allow our customers to stay in touch with the world around them through news, music, and entertainment, wherever they travel," said Pat Carroll, vice president of product development. "We selected KVH and its TracVision systems as our stationary satellite TV solution because they offer the same high quality, value, and versatility that our customers expect of Monaco coaches."
TracVision SF is a fully automatic domed satellite TV system designed specifically for OEM integration and easy factory installation. It is compatible with the DIRECTV, DISH Network, and ExpressVu services and provides access to more than 300 channels of digital satellite TV programming and more than 50 channels of commercial-free music wherever the vehicle is parked throughout the continental United States or Canada.
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.