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Houseboating Adventures Magazine Honors KVH with 2005 Ultimate Accessory Award


TracVision Satellite Antenna System Honored for Superior Design and Quality Craftsmanship

MIDDLETOWN, RI – May 13, 2005 – Houseboating Adventures Magazine has selected KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) as a recipient of the 2005 Ultimate Accessory Award for the TracVision® C3 satellite TV antenna system. Highlighted in the May issue of the magazine, the TracVision C3 was honored for its “superior design and innovations, in addition to its quality craftsmanship,” according to the magazine. TracVision C3 allows boaters to enjoy hundreds of channels of live satellite TV virtually anywhere in and around North America.

“The KVH TracVision C3 is the ultimate marine satellite TV antenna for houseboaters,” said Michael McDonald-Low, publisher and senior editor of Houseboating Adventures Magazine. “Self-contained, easily installed, the TracVision C3 is also the lowest profile marine antenna on the market.”

“We are gratified that Houseboating Adventures Magazine has chosen to recognize TracVision as an ‘ultimate accessory’ for houseboat owners,” said Ian Palmer, executive vice president of satellite sales for KVH. “People want satellite television for a combination of everything - news, entertainment, weather - just to stay in touch. TracVision satellite antenna systems are the ideal solution for houseboat owners, allowing them the same comforts they enjoy at home and in the office while they are vacationing on their houseboats.”

Houseboats are becoming an increasingly popular vacation alternative for families who want to spend quality time together without the hassle of resorts and reservations. But even while on vacation, houseboaters want to stay connected, and satellite TV helps them do just that.

The economical and completely self-contained TracVision C3 is KVH’s lowest-profile marine satellite TV system with integrated Digital Video Broadcast (DVB®) technology. Ideal for houseboats, hardtops, and convertibles, the system automatically identifies, acquires, and tracks satellite signals from a range of DIRECTV®, DISH Network™, and other DVB-compatible satellites.

KVH’s satellite TV antennas are so well received that they have won the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) award for “Best Satellite TV Product” for the past seven years in a row. In addition to the TracVision C3, KVH offers a complete line of TracVision antenna systems for the RV, boat, and automotive markets. Details regarding KVH’s complete line of TracVision products are available at

KVH Industries, Inc., is the leading provider of in-motion satellite systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 75,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on boats, RVs, trucks, buses and automobiles. An ISO 9001-certified company, KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, with a fiber optic and military navigation product manufacturing facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, and a European sales, marketing, and support office in Kokkedal, Denmark.

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. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others, the emergence of competing technology, KVH’s dependence on third-party satellite TV service providers, and 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.

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