“AudioVideo Retailer of the Year” to Offer TracVision A5 and Live Satellite TV for SUVs, Minivans, and Passenger Vehicles
MIDDLETOWN, RI – February 18, 2004 – Drawing on more than 20 years of audio and video expertise and a commitment to offering customers the highest quality technology, leading retailer 6th Avenue Electronics has signed on as an authorized retailer for the TracVision A5 low-profile satellite TV system from KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI).
6th Avenue Electronics will be offering sales, installation, and support for the award-winning TracVision A5, the first and only in-motion satellite TV system available today to bring live satellite TV to such vehicles as SUVs, minivans, and other automobiles. 6th Avenue Electronics has seven locations throughout New Jersey.
“Passengers in SUVs, minivans, and other cars are now enjoying on-the-move reception of digital satellite TV throughout the United States thanks to the TracVision A5,” said Ian Palmer, KVH’s vice president of satellite sales. “We look forward to working with the award-winning team at 6th Avenue Electronics to bring live, digital satellite TV to cars throughout the region.”
TracVision A5 is a new low-profile satellite TV antenna designed specifically for passenger vehicles. It is the only in-motion satellite TV system for automobiles currently in production and available to consumers throughout the United States. The 5-inch high TracVision A5 uses KVH’s hybrid phased-array technology to create an antenna with a rugged, sleek design suitable for the family SUV, minivan, or car. The TracVision A5 was recently the recipient of the Satellite Systems Design and Engineering Honor award during the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show as well as a finalist in Product Design and Development Magazine’s 2003 Engineering Awards.
“As a retailer who showcases products that are at the forefront of technological advancement, we at 6th Avenue Electronics are thrilled to align ourselves with KVH, and to offer our customers the opportunity to enjoy satellite television in their vehicles,” commented Don Barros, director of mobile electronics for 6th Avenue. “Already we have gotten an overwhelmingly positive response from our customer base, and have already installed several systems. As a leading dealer for DIRECTV and a high-profile custom mobile electronics installation shop in the state of New Jersey, we strongly believe KVH will be a great fit in our product assortment.”
Originally a single retail establishment on 6th Avenue, New York City in 1984, 6th Avenue Electronics (www.6ave.com) has grown into a state-of-the-art retail icon with seven locations throughout New Jersey. 6th Avenue Electronics offers the consumer a wide variety of high-quality electronics. 6th Avenue Electronics has received many awards from the consumer electronics industry and recently received AudioVideo International’s 2003 AudioVideo Retailer of the Year Award.
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-certified company, KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, with a fiber optic and military navigation product manufacturing facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, and a European sales, marketing, and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements address, for example, the functionality, characteristics, quality and performance of KVH’s products and technology; anticipated innovation and product development; and customer preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others, those discussed in KVH’s most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. KVH assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.