Focusing on Commercial Vehicle, Bus, Limo, and Conversion Van
Markets, ASA Electronics will Serve as a National Distributor for KVH
TracVision and TracNet 100
MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2007--KVH Industries,
Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) announced today that ASA Electronics Corp., an
international manufacturer and supplier of mobile electronics, is now
serving as a national distributor for KVH mobile communication
products. ASA Electronics is focused on bringing KVH's award-winning
TracVision® mobile satellite TV systems and its new TracNet™ 100
mobile Internet receiver with MSN® TV service to dealers and vehicle
manufacturers in the commercial vehicle, bus, limousine, and
conversion van markets.
"We are extremely pleased to have ASA Electronics join KVH as our
newest national distributor," said Ian Palmer, KVH's executive vice
president of satellite sales. "The match makes perfect sense when you
consider KVH's leadership in mobile satellite TV and communication
technology, and ASA's worldwide reputation for outstanding
distribution of mobile electronics. I believe that ASA's aggressive,
effective networks and established position in key markets will enable
KVH to effectively pursue significant new sales opportunities."
ASA Electronics will be focused on the sales and distribution of
KVH's 12V flagship products:
- The TracVision A7 automotive satellite TV system - The
award-winning TracVision A7 uses KVH's patented hybrid phased-array
antenna technology to offer a 5-inch high, satellite TV system with
exclusive in-motion reception of up to 185 channels of DIRECTV® service including national networks like ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC via
local TV affiliates - a first in the mobile entertainment and
- The TracNet 100 mobile Internet system with MSN TV service -
TracNet 100 provides in-motion, high-speed access to MSN TV Internet
services, including MSN Mail, MSN Messenger, web browsing, Internet
radio, and online games, all conveniently displayed on the video
screens and TVs in vehicles. For those users who depend on
applications on laptops or PDAs, the TracNet 100 also turns a vehicle
or vessel into a mobile hotspot thanks to integrated WiFi that
supports multiple users and devices.
Commenting on what the future may bring for the partnership and
the customers, Pat McCullough, ASA Electronics' vice president of
sales, remarked, "KVH and ASA Electronics speak the same language when
it comes to meeting and exceeding the needs of our mobile customers.
We like to think of ourselves as a technology partner as well as a
supplier, and we applaud KVH for their contributions to mobile
satellite technology. This new distribution agreement enables us to
seize a terrific opportunity to bring a comprehensive electronics
solution to those customers who want the next big thing in live,
About ASA Electronics Corp.
Since 1977, ASA Electronics, "The Mobile Electronics Company,"
(www.asaelectronics.com), has been an international manufacturer and
supplier of mobile electronics to the RV, marine, bus, van, commercial
vehicle, heavy duty, and limousine industries. ASA's proprietary line
of products include: JENSEN® stereos, speakers, LCD televisions and
entertainment systems, DVD players, and accessories; and Voyager® rear and side observation systems.
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, TracVision, and TracNet are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.