Self-contained navigation system offers an affordable blend of KVH's precision fiber optic gyros and NovAtel GPS for commercial applications
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., April 29, 2009 -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received a new $1 million order for its CNS-5000, a self-contained navigation system that combines fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based inertial measurement technology from KVH with global positioning system (GPS) technology from NovAtel. This rugged navigation solution affordably provides the precise position and orientation of a host platform on a continuous basis, even during periods where GPS signals are blocked by natural or man-made obstructions or conditions.
"This latest order, following on the heels of another $900,000 order a month ago, is evidence of the rapid acceptance of the CNS-5000 and the demand for a self-contained, commercial navigation solution," said Dan Conway, KVH's vice president of business development. "The CNS-5000's precision navigation and easy integration with a wide range of other systems make it an ideal solution for demanding commercial applications, such as dynamic surveying, precision agriculture, container terminal management, and autonomous vehicle navigation."
The CNS-5000 offers seamless integration of KVH's FOG-based IMU with NovAtel's OEMV(R) GPS precision receiver technology. The tight coupling of these technologies within the CNS-5000 optimizes the raw GPS and IMU data, delivering position data accurate to one inch along with superior velocity and attitude information. Composed entirely of commercial components and designed to meet COTS requirements, the CNS-5000 also minimizes the operational complexities for customers whose products cross international boundaries.
KVH's fiber optic guidance and sensor systems are used in an array of commercial and defense-related stabilization, navigation, autonomous vehicle, and precision guidance applications. Visit http://fiberopticgyro.com for more information, including technical details and customer case studies.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Tinley Park, IL and Kokkedal, Denmark.
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