New Family of 12" Satellite TV Antennas will be Offered on a Selection of
Fleetwood Enterprises' 2008 Model Year Coaches
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Sept. 17 -- KVH Industries, Inc.,
(Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., one of the
largest RV manufacturers in the United States, will extend their exclusive use
of KVH's TracVision® mobile satellite TV systems by offering the all-new 12"
TracVision SlimLine series of products on a selection of its 2008 motor homes.
These systems offer RV owners unmatched benefits, including the highest signal
gain and reception superior even to competing, larger 15" antennas,
outstanding integration with DIRECTV's standard and high-definition
programming, and automatic satellite switching via the remote control.
"We are very pleased to pair our new TracVision SlimLine systems with
Fleetwood's top-of-the-line coaches. Fleetwood, one of our premier OEM
partners, is recognized throughout the industry for its high-quality,
innovative products. This is a great opportunity for Fleetwood's discerning
consumers to equip their outstanding 2008 coaches with premium satellite TV
entertainment," said Ian Palmer, KVH's executive vice president for satellite
Paul Eskritt, President of Fleetwood's RV Group, added, "The all-new 12"
TracVision SlimLine systems from KVH have been well-received by our customers
and dealers alike. They expect the best from Fleetwood, and we believe KVH
offers some of the highest quality in-motion satellite TV systems available
Fleetwood's selection of TracVision systems mirrors a growing interest in
high-definition mobile satellite TV among RV customers. All four TracVision
SlimLine systems are fully compatible with DIRECTV® HD programming and offer
outstanding convenience and easy switching from HD to standard programming via
the remote control thanks to KVH's new, exclusive HDTV Tri-Sat AutoSwitch™.
Customer demand for convenient, easy-to-upgrade access to high-definition
programming led KVH to design this unique piece of hardware, and to make its
entire new line of mobile satellite TV systems for RVs compatible with it. The
HDTV Tri-Sat AutoSwitch is an optional upgrade for the TracVision R4 SL, R5
SL, and R6 ST, and is included along with a DIRECTV HDTV receiver with KVH's
flagship product, the R6 DX. The SlimLine series also offers full
compatibility with programming from DISH Network™ and ExpressVu.
Fleetwood will offer the following TracVision systems on its 2008 models:
TracVision R6 ST and R6 DX (American Heritage luxury coaches), TracVision R5
SL (American Tradition and American Eagle luxury coaches), and the TracVision
R4 SL (other selected models, such as Revolution LE).
About Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading
producer of recreational vehicles and manufactured homes. This Fortune 1000
company, headquartered in Riverside, CA, is dedicated to providing quality,
innovative products that offer exceptional value to its customers. Fleetwood
operates facilities strategically located throughout the nation, including
recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and supply subsidiary plants. For
more information, visit http://www.fleetwood.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 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; anticipated innovation and product development; and customer
preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ
materially. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others,
KVH's dependence on third-party satellite TV services and satellite
infrastructure for content, as well as those discussed in KVH's most recent
Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its
forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.
KVH, TracVision, and Tri-Sat AutoSwitch are trademarks of KVH Industries,
Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.