Compact TracVision M2 offers compatibility with high-powered regional satellite TV services while boats are at anchor or at the dock
Kokkedal, Denmark – January 9, 2009 – Owners of small boats seeking state-of-the-art digital TV entertainment similar to what they see on larger vessels will love the affordable new TracVision® M2, unveiled today at the London International Boat Show by KVH Europe A/S. The 37 cm TracVision M2 satellite TV system offers KVH’s signature quality and reliability and compatibility with Europe’s high-powered regional satellite services while accommodating the aesthetic and budgetary needs of vessels as small as 30 feet.
The TracVision M2 is a great choice for boaters who want to enjoy premium satellite TV programming while at anchor or at the dock. The affordable TracVision M2’s high-efficiency, 37 cm antenna features KVH’s RingFire™ technology, offering reception and signal gain previously only available in 45 cm diameter systems. Fully automatic satellite acquisition and satellite switching make the system easy to use, it installs with a single cable, and the 12V Multi-Service Interface Box/Controller supports virtually all home receivers and high-powered regional services for optimal convenience.
“This system provides an affordable satellite TV solution for owners of small vessels who often are only interested in watching TV at the dock or once they have anchored for the night, while building on KVH Europe’s long tradition of offering our customers the best quality and reliability,” says Svend Lykke Larsen, managing director of KVH Europe A/S. “We are happy to offer the TracVision M2 as part of our comprehensive TracVision satellite TV product line.”
The TracVision M2 is based on the same groundbreaking technology used in KVH’s original 37 cm system, the award-winning, in-motion TracVision M3, which set a new standard of excellence in the marine market. The TracVision M3 has been recognised as the best marine entertainment system in the United States and Europe by members of the National Marine Electronics Association as well as the marine electronics category judges for the prestigious DAME Award, making it the first marine satellite product to ever win both awards. The main difference between the two products is that the TracVision M3 provides full in-motion reception, while the TracVision M2 is intended for use at the dock or at anchor.
Please visit www.TracVision.com/M2 for additional information.
About KVH Europe A/S
KVH Europe A/S is a wholly owned subsidiary of Middletown, RI, USA-based KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI). KVH 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. KVH Europe is the preferred supplier of marine satellite TV systems to most leading powerboat builders and, as a winner of 32 National Marine Electronics Association “Industry Awards, KVH’s mission is to connect mobile customers with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their homes and offices.
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