Now Shipping, the TracVision R-series Antennas Offer All-digital Tracking Performance, Multiple Dome Colors, and Lower Costs for Mobile Satellite TV in RVs and Trucks
MIDDLETOWN, RI - April 17, 2006 - KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), the company that pioneered affordable and reliable mobile satellite television in recreation vehicles, is now in full production of its TracVision® R-series satellite TV systems. The new product line is headlined by KVH’s newest system, the TracVision R6, which takes its place as KVH’s premier satellite TV system for recreational vehicles. As an added feature, TracVision R-series systems will expand the available color options beyond KVH’s traditional white to also include stylish black and grey domes. With all models of the TracVision R-series now available at dealers nationwide, it’s even easier and more affordable to enjoy 300+ channels of your favorite satellite television as you travel throughout the country.
The new TracVision R-series replaces KVH’s previous L- and S-series antennas, and completes the transition to an all-digital TracVision product line. Every R-series system offers integrated Digital Video Broadcast (DVB®) technology for unsurpassed satellite acquisition, identification, and tracking. KVH was the first company to integrate DVB technology in mobile satellite TV antennas for RVs and motor coaches. Integrated DVB compatibility eliminates the need for direct feedback from the satellite receiver to identify the appropriate satellite, making it faster and easier to find the satellite and programming you want. For greater ease and convenience, advanced control features quickly and automatically switch between satellites without user input, eliminating the need for the manual satellite search required by less sophisticated designs.
“We’re thrilled to be offering the TracVision R-series products and bringing our RV customers totally hassle-free enjoyment of their favorite satellite television programming at price points that are $500 lower that what they would have paid for similar products last year,” commented KVH’s national sales manager, Bob Cooper. “The TracVision R4 and R5, along with our new TracVision R6, offer customers a range of cost-saving satellite TV solutions and a variety of performance levels.”
KVH’s newest system, the TracVision R6, takes its place as KVH’s premier satellite TV system for recreational vehicles. This groundbreaking new system includes such innovations as a compact 12" high design, electronic dew elimination technology (patent pending), and GPS-enhanced satellite acquisition. In developing the TracVision R6, KVH worked closely with engineers at DIRECTV to create a new, integrated mobile satellite TV receiver. Available exclusively from KVH, this new receiver enables onscreen messaging and technical diagnosis, thereby eliminating the need for a laptop computer for installation, configuration, and most diagnostic tasks. TracVision R6 owners may also choose to use the KVH multi-service interface box, which permits the TracVision R6 to work with any home receivers for DIRECTV, DISH Network™, or ExpressVu.
The TracVision R5 mobile satellite TV system is the industry’s best value for in-motion satellite TV, allowing RV owners to enjoy their favorite programs and music from service providers including DIRECTV, DISH Network, or ExpressVu. For the first time, this combination of advanced DVB tracking and in-motion performance is available with a suggested retail price under $2,000.
If in-motion reception isn’t a requirement, as with 5th wheel or sport hauler owners, the TracVision R4 is the most economical choice. The TracVision R4 immediately locks onto the appropriate satellite once the vehicle is parked, and is upgradeable for in-motion use if desired. Available at the breakthrough suggested retail price of $1,299, the TracVision R4 brings the pleasure of advanced satellite TV reception down to a new level of affordability.
“The TracVision R-series ensures that KVH customers enjoy the most advanced technology available at the most competitive prices,” explained Ian Palmer, KVH’s executive vice president of satellite sales. “These products will set the standards for quality, performance, and value in the RV industry that will continue to set KVH products two steps above our competitors.”
For additional information on KVH’s new line of TracVision antennas, please visit http://www.tracvision.com.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
Middletown, RI-based KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communication systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 100,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on boats, RVs, trucks, buses, and automobiles. Winner of the prestigious General Motors Innovative Design Award, CES Innovation Award, 21 National Marine Electronics Association “Best Product” awards, and a finalist for the Automotive News PACE Award, KVH’s mission is to connect mobile customers with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their home and offices.
This release contains 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 annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. KVH assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.
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