MIDDLETOWN, RI – April 11, 2007 – KVH Industries, Inc., today announced that John D. Roba & Associates has joined KVH as its manufacturer’s representative to U.S. recreational vehicle and motorcoach dealers throughout the Northeast and Midwest. This is the latest step in KVH’s campaign to strengthen its independent RV dealer network and further enhance overall customer service and support for RV customers around North America.
“John Roba and his team are a tremendous addition to our efforts to provide independent RV dealers with the best service and support available while representing KVH and working in tandem with the nation’s premier distributors,” remarked Ian Palmer, KVH’s executive vice president for satellite sales. “KVH’s TracVision® satellite TV systems are the top choice among consumers and manufacturers for mobile satellite TV in RVs. I’m confident that John Roba & Associates, with 37 years experience in the RV industry and with a track record of superior sales support and industry knowledge, will help us strengthen that position while serving as an invaluable resource to our dealers throughout New England, New York, and the Midwest. This is just a part of our ongoing commitment to helping independent dealers throughout North America offer the best possible experience for their customers at every stage of the purchase and ownership cycle.”
Commenting on the new relationship with KVH, John D. Roba, said, “We are excited about working with KVH. They definitely fit our corporate profile of only representing the ‘Best of the Best.’ Education is the essential ingredient in the sales and marketing success of our company. With our intense focus on training at the dealer level, we feel that our services fit well with the technology KVH offers. We look forward to a long partnership between our two companies.”
KVH connects consumers on the road to live, digital satellite TV services using its award-winning TracVision R-series satellite TV product family – the in-motion TracVision R5, the stationary, automatic TracVision R4, and the premier TracVision R6. These all-digital, HDTV-ready systems allow RV passengers throughout North America to enjoy more than 300 channels of digital programming and commercial-free music via the DIRECTV®, DISH Network™, and ExpressVu services. In addition, travelers in the U.S. use KVH’s TracNet™ 100 mobile Internet system to enjoy mobile high-speed Internet access via the TV screens of the RV as well as through an integrated WiFi network that turns the RV into a rolling hot spot.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
Middletown, RI-based KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communication systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 125,000 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; and customer preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. 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; the availability and coverage of third-party, high-speed cellular data networks; and those discussed in KVH’s most recent Form 10-K filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.
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