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HDTV-ready KVH TracVision M3 DX Leads All-new 14-inch TracVision Marine Satellite TV Family


Three New Small, Simple, Powerful Marine Satellite TV Antennas Offers Support for HDTV, Multiple Satellite TV Services & At-anchor Use

MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2007--For years, small boats were shut out of the fun that came with satellite TV, faced with antennas that were too large or expensive to be practical or handicapped by compromises in reception and performance. That changed in early 2006 when KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) began shipping its groundbreaking TracVision(R) M3, a 14" diameter, fully stabilized satellite TV antenna with reception and coverage capabilities previously only available in larger satellite TV dishes. Now, the small, simple, powerful revolution in marine satellite TV continues with KVH's introduction of three all-new 14" marine satellite TV systems at the Miami International Boat Show. Led by the HDTV-ready TracVision M3 DX, these three new TracVision systems offer award-winning satellite TV solutions for every boat and every budget.

"Perfect for vessels as small as 25', our all-new 14" TracVision satellite TV family proves that great things come in small packages and never ask you to compromise on performance," explained Ian Palmer, KVH's executive vice president of satellite sales. "With HDTV, easy installation, and support for your favorite satellite TV services around the globe, KVH offers the owners of smaller boats all of the features they've been asking for in a choice of three stylish satellite TV systems. The award-winning 14" TracVision family now gives you even more when it comes to entertainment options, including local channels, multi-satellite support, and full compatibility with DIRECTV, DISH Network, ExpressVu, Sky Mexico, and others, all starting at just $2,995!"

The new family of 14" TracVision systems includes:

  • The TracVision M3 DX, the premier choice for marine satellite TV - The versatile, high-performance HDTV-ready TracVision M3 DX allows boaters to watch their favorite satellite TV programming from DIRECTV, DISH Network, ExpressVu, and Sky Mexico, along with European, and regional satellite TV services around the globe. It offers KVH's exclusive 12V multi-satellite interface box with LCD display for easy system control plus full in-motion performance, unsurpassed dynamic tracking, and superior bluewater coverage up to 100-200 miles offshore.

  • The TracVision M3 ST, an award-winning design optimized for DIRECTV - The award-winning satellite TV solution just got better. The stylish, enhanced TracVision M3 ST brings boaters the same in-motion tracking and outstanding coverage as KVH's original TracVision M3 but adds the excitement of local channels, support for multiple DIRECTV satellites, and a new, deluxe integrated DIRECTV receiver and RF remote control with onscreen system set-up and control. Plus, boaters will enjoy full in-motion performance, unsurpassed dynamic tracking, and superior bluewater coverage up to 100-200 miles offshore.

  • The TracVision M2, the best value in marine satellite TV - KVH's new TracVision M2 stationary marine satellite TV system is a great choice for boaters who want to enjoy premium DIRECTV along with local channels while at anchor or at the dock. KVH's award-winning quality and reliability is available in an affordable, fully automatic system designed for those times when boaters want to sit back and relax after a day on the water. The TracVision M2 also supports multiple DIRECTV satellites, and includes a new, deluxe integrated DIRECTV receiver and RF remote control with onscreen system set-up and control.

Plus, every 14" TracVision system offers the convenience of fully automatic satellite acquisition, satellite switching via remote control, new ultra-quiet motors, and no cable wrap. For added convenience, installation is a breeze thanks to the single cable between antenna and the receiver belowdecks.

Remarking on the proven reliability and outstanding performance demonstrated by the original TracVision M3 and its successors, Palmer said, "A small antenna doesn't have to mean inferior performance so boaters shouldn't be fooled by cheap imitations that ask you to accept poor dynamic tracking and lesser reception. The combination of our high-performance stabilization and TracVision's breakthrough, super-efficient 14" antenna makes sure our customers enjoy crystal-clear reception in coverage areas previously only supported by antennas 18" and larger!"

Since the introduction of the original TracVision M3, KVH's small, simple, and powerful satellite TV systems have set a new standard of excellence in the marine market. In late 2006, the TracVision M3 was recognized as the best marine entertainment system in the United States and Europe by the members of the National Marine Electronics Association as well as the judges for the prestigious DAME Award, making the TracVision M3 the first marine satellite product to ever win both awards.

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, 2 CES Innovation Awards, 22 National Marine Electronics Association "Best Product" awards, the DAME Award in the Marine Electronics category, 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 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.

KVH and TracVision are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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