TracVision SlimLine series now offering full in-motion reception of premium high-definition satellite TV from DISH Network and ExpressVu
MIDDLETOWN, RI – April 24, 2008 – High-definition television is quickly making the transition from cool, new technology to must-have entertainment. Now, the interest in premium HD programming is expanding from the home to the road – recreational vehicle owners on the go demand the best entertainment when they are on the move, and they don’t want to have to stop and park to enjoy it. Luckily, thanks to the TracVision® SlimLine series of domed, mobile satellite TV antennas from KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) and expanded support for HDTV services, they don’t have to.
TracVision SlimLine mobile satellite TV systems now offer RV owners complete in-motion compatibility with hundreds of channels of premium HDTV from DISH Network® , Canada’s Bell ExpressVu, and all Ku-band standard and high-definition programming from DIRECTV® . The TracVision systems also offer easy switching between providers and simple software upgrades for existing systems, making them the most complete and convenient solution for HDTV on the move.
“KVH offers the most flexible and easy-to-use mobile HDTV systems in the industry,” says Ian Palmer, KVH’s executive vice president for satellite sales. “Our new and existing customers can enjoy premium satellite TV programming in their vehicles whether they are parked or cruising along the highway. TracVision offers everything you need for TV in RVs – hundreds of channels of standard and high-definition TV, a stylish and rugged domed antenna, and the ease to switch among different service providers without having to purchase a new antenna.”
KVH’s TracVision SlimLine antennas offer a variety of highly convenient HDTV features for consumers on the go. New TracVision R4SL, R5SL, and R6DX systems are now shipping with enhancements that offer the following benefits:
- 100% compatibility with HDTV and standard programming from DISH Network
- 100% compatibility with HDTV and standard programming from Bell ExpressVu
- 100% compatibility with Ku-band HDTV and standard programming from DIRECTV
- All the convenience that TracVision customers are used to, including seamless switching among programs on up to three satellites for services like DISH Network’s DISH 1000, using just the remote control
- A rugged and attractive dome that protects the antenna from the weather and unnecessary wear and tear while allowing passengers to enjoy standard and HDTV programming when the vehicle is in motion.
Best of all, consumers who already own a TracVision can enjoy these benefits as well. Easy upgrades are available for existing TracVision customers, and most systems can be upgraded for full compatibility with HDTV services from DISH Network and ExpressVu with a quick visit to a KVH dealer.
Palmer continues, “Together with our TracVision systems’ innovative features and outstanding service from North America’s leading satellite TV providers, KVH offers a great alternative to the hassle and ungainly appearance of stationary pop-up units. Why limit yourself to old technology that keeps you in the parking lot when you want to enjoy your favorite high-definition programs? Why rely on antennas designed for a house if you’re planning to entertain your passengers with live HDTV as you cruise down the highway? RV owners take their homes on the road, and their satellite TV technology should be designed with that in mind. While the outside of your RV may appear different than the outside of your house, the HDTV entertainment inside should be exactly the same – and for RVers with TracVision from KVH, it is.”
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-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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