KVH’s TracPhone FB500 and FB250 satellite communications systems now connecting mariners to high-speed Internet and voice services worldwide
MIDDLETOWN, RI – March 3, 2009 –Mariners relying on the TracPhone® FB500 and FB250 satellite communications systems from KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) can truly go global now following the successful activation of Inmarsat’s newest I-4 satellite serving the Pacific Ocean. With this expanded coverage, Inmarsat FleetBroadband’s high-speed Internet and voice services are available via all existing and new TracPhone FB250 and FB500 systems operating worldwide.
“We are excited to congratulate our colleagues at Inmarsat on the successful rollout of the complete I-4 network,” says Jim George, KVH’s director of satellite sales. “The global coverage area dramatically increases the value of the FleetBroadband service and our FleetBroadband-compatible TracPhone systems. KVH’s rugged TracPhone systems, paired with Inmarsat’s trusted reliability, offer a convenient, proven communications solution for mariners travelling virtually anywhere around the globe.”
The TracPhone FB250 and FB500 offer KVH’s trademark commercial-grade design and fully stabilized operation. The TracPhone FB250 is the perfect solution for owners of leisure craft and small commercial vessels worldwide and is available in two sizes: a 12" high compact dome, or a 21" high dome to match the TracVision® M5 satellite TV system. By comparison, the TracPhone FB500 is designed to meet the specific needs of large commercial vessels and luxury yachts, offering the fastest data rates possible with Inmarsat's FleetBroadband service and a choice of two dome sizes: a 27" high dome to match the TracVision M7, or a 39" high dome that's a perfect match for the TracVision M9. All offer full compatibility with Inmarsat's I-4 satellite network.
Visit http://www.tracphone.com for additional details regarding KVH’s Inmarsat-compatible TracPhone systems.
About KVH Industries
Middletown, RI-based KVH Industries, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, KVH Europe A/S, are leading providers of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 150,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH’s mission is to connect mobile customers around the globe with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their homes 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 assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.