Affordable New 14-inch TracVision Satellite TV System Includes Everything Needed for DIRECTV Onboard, including Deluxe 12V Mobile Receiver
MIDDLETOWN, RI – March 1, 2007 – Houseboats can be a fantastic vacation spot, with the benefits of a water view and new, exciting destinations just downstream or on the other side of the lake. But while the sights and sounds of a summer cruise can be enjoyable during the day, how do you stay entertained in the evening? Now, houseboaters can drop anchor and enjoy all of the comforts of home by watching digital satellite TV whenever they’re at anchor or at the dock thanks to the new TracVision M2 satellite TV system from KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI). The small, simple, and powerful TracVision M2 is optimized for DIRECTV® service, provides crystal-clear access to national and local programming and includes a high-efficiency 14" antenna with the same coverage and capabilities of larger systems, proving that great things come in small packages and never ask you to compromise on performance.
“KVH’s new TracVision M2 stationary marine satellite TV system is a great choice for houseboaters who want to enjoy premium DIRECTV along with local channels while at anchor or at the dock, all at a breakthrough price,” explained Bob Cooper, KVH’s national sales manager. “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. There’s no need to miss breaking news, hit movies, the big game, or your favorite network programming.”
The TracVision M2 enables boaters to enjoy hundreds of channels of DIRECTV programming, including commercial-free XM Radio music and local TV channels. It also includes a new, deluxe integrated 12V mobile DIRECTV receiver and RF remote control with onscreen system set-up and control. Plus, the TracVision M2 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.
The TracVision M2 is based on the same groundbreaking technology used in KVH’s original 14" system, the award-winning, in-motion TracVision M3, which 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.
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