New 12" High In-motion Satellite TV System Incorporates GPS-aided Satellite Acquisition, Integrated 12V Receiver, and Electronic Dew Elimination
MIDDLETOWN, RI - November 29, 2005 - Live TV in recreational vehicles took a technological leap forward today at the 2005 Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) as KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) introduced its new TracVision R6 in-motion satellite TV system. KVH’s new, premier satellite TV system for recreational vehicles includes such innovations as a compact 12" high design, electronic dew elimination technology, on-screen messaging and diagnostics, and an integrated 12V receiver designed specifically for RV applications.
“The groundbreaking TracVision R6 sets a new, higher standard for premium automatic in-motion satellite TV,” declared Ian Palmer, KVH’s executive vice president of satellite sales. “Drawing on feedback from consumers and dealers as well as on our experience designing and building more than 75,000 mobile satellite TV antennas, we have created an exciting product that is simple to operate, offers trouble-free performance, and provides reception unmatched by any other system. TracVision R6 makes satellite TV easy, fun, and reliable in RVs, motor coaches, trailers, and trucks traveling throughout North America.”
The compact TracVision R6, which will begin shipping in early 2006, is available in two configurations - with KVH’s integrated 12V receiver for DIRECTV® service, or with an interface box to connect the TracVision R6 to any home receiver from DIRECTV, DISH Network™, or ExpressVu. Additional new features in the TracVision R6 include:
- Automatic, GPS-assisted Digital Video Broadcast (DVB®) satellite acquisition and switching via the RF remote control;
- Highest gain available for best signal reception throughout the continental United States and Canada;
- On-screen messaging, setup, and diagnostics;
- Exclusive geo-location system for future mobile access to additional DIRECTV programming;
- KVH’s new DewShield™ Electronic Dew Elimination System for unsurpassed reception in dew and rain;
- Slip-ring design, eliminating the cable wrap;
- Fastest DIRECTV program guide load specifically for mobile use;
- Simple, single cable installation; and
- Ultra-quiet motors for near-silent operation.
In addition to the launch of the TracVision R6, KVH has fully revamped and streamlined its product line for RVs and motor coaches by phasing out its TracVision L- and S-series antennas. In their place, KVH is now offering the new TracVision R5 and R4 systems, which are the latest evolution of the company’s original TracVision technology. With integrated DVB technology, fully automatic satellite switching, and proven performance, the in-motion TracVision R5 and stationary automatic TracVision R4 antennas offer tremendous versatility, reliability, and value along with support for services like DIRECTV, DISH Network, and ExpressVu, including support for high-definition programming.
“The new TracVision R-series, led by the exciting TracVision R6, ensures that our customers have the easiest and most reliable mobile satellite TV experience possible,” explained Palmer. “For more than a decade, we have led the way in bringing live satellite TV to mobile applications on boats, RVs, and automobiles. With the introduction of the TracVision R6, together with our new maritime TracVision M3 and our TracVision A5 for cars, KVH continues to lead the industry and offer the highest quality, best performing mobile satellite technology available.”
KVH Industries, Inc., is the leading provider of in-motion satellite systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 75,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on boats, RVs, trucks, buses and automobiles. KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, where it manufactures its award-winning TracVision systems. Visit http://www.tracvision.com for additional information.
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, 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, our dependence on the availability of third-party satellites, which face significant operational risks and could fail earlier than their expected useful lives, for our mobile satellite communication services, as well as 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.