MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Feb. 4 -- KVH Industries, Inc.,
(Nasdaq: KVHI) today announced that Coast Distribution System, Inc., is now
offering TracVision® mobile satellite television systems to RV dealers
across the U.S. and Canada. With the addition of Coast, KVH's TracVision
products are now available from the RV industry's leading distributors,
including Stag-Parkway and NTP, as well as regional distributors nationwide.
Together, these distributors serve more than 2,000 RV dealers.
"We are excited to bring Coast Distribution System onboard as a part of
our value chain for our land mobile product line," explains Jim George, KVH's
director of satellite sales. "Coast has a long history in the RV market, and
their expertise and outstanding retailer support are a great match for our
TracVision products. We're looking forward to working together to support
independent dealers and offer high-quality, reliable products, professional
installation, and outstanding after-sale support that our customers will enjoy
for years to come."
"We are excited about working with KVH," agrees Keith Brittingham,
Purchasing Manager for Coast Distribution System. "We certainly see a demand
for satellite TV from our RV customers, and most recently, the push is for
HDTV. Since KVH's TracVision SlimLine systems are so effortlessly compatible
with the best HDTV out there, we are meeting our #1 objective with these
systems, which is to offer innovative, high-quality products to our
KVH's 12" high TracVision SlimLine mobile satellite TV systems offer RV
owners unmatched benefits, including the highest signal gain and reception
superior even to competing, larger 15" high antennas. The SlimLine systems
also feature 100% compatibility with high-definition programming from DISH
Network®, Bell ExpressVu, and DIRECTV® Ku-band standard and HD
programming. TracVision systems are very easy to use with totally automatic
satellite switching via the remote control. The TracVision SlimLine series
offers all these benefits to RVers whether they are parked or on the move with
several stationary and in-motion options.
About Coast Distribution System, Inc.
Coast (www.coastdistribution.com) supplies nearly 14,000 different
products to more than 12,000 customers in the United States and Canada, and is
committed to supplying high-quality, high-value products to its customers.
Coast Distribution System's goal is to supply the most innovative products,
terrific brands, and broad product selection, all at competitive prices.
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 150,000 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, 23 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,
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 and TracVision are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. All
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