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KVH Satellite TV Antennas Best of the Bunch; Win 10th Consecutive NMEA Industry Award


TracVision M3 ST Voted Best in Marine Entertainment Category by U.S. Marine Electronics Dealers

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Oct. 23 -- Each year, the members of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) recognize the best of the best in the marine industry at their annual convention. For the 10th consecutive year, KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) and its maritime satellite TV solutions have received top honors continuing this unprecedented record in 2007 with KVH's innovative and popular 14" satellite TV antenna technology. The TracVision® M3 ST satellite TV system, KVH's all-in-one solution for DIRECTV® service at sea, received the Industry Award for Marine Entertainment at the NMEA Convention & Expo on Amelia Island, FL, on October 20, 2007.

"We are extremely honored that the marine electronics professionals who comprise NMEA chose KVH as the recipient of this year's Industry Award for marine entertainment," says Ian Palmer, KVH's executive vice president of satellite sales. "KVH strives to offer the most reliable and innovative entertainment to boaters, with the utmost convenience, durability, and performance, and our best measure of success is feedback from our dealers. These are the folks who are out there selling, installing, and maintaining our products in the field. They know what works better than anyone else, making them an invaluable resource for KVH as a manufacturer, and their vote of confidence in our product is a sign to us that we're achieving our goals."

In early 2007, KVH released the TracVision M-series, a new line of compact, high-efficiency antennas designed to help mariners bring their home theater experience on the water with crystal-clear satellite TV. The 14"- diameter TracVision M3 ST, an in-motion system with a deluxe, mobile 12V DIRECTV receiver, helped open the marine market for satellite TV aboard boats as small as 25 feet, bringing this premium entertainment experience to boaters who may not have had access to it before and expanding business opportunities for dealers. Now, small boat owners can enjoy more than 300 channels of DIRECTV programming, including over 70 channels of XM Satellite Radio, when cruising as far as 200 miles offshore.

"We've been extremely pleased with the TracVision M3 system from KVH. Its compact size and easy installation not only help us sell more systems on new smaller boats, but makes for a very simple and affordable retrofit for customers looking to upgrade older systems," says Ed Hanscom, Jr., general manager of Phantom Marine, Inc., in San Diego, CA. "Since its release, we've installed a large number of these systems and have seen very minimal problems. The few problems we have encountered were dealt with very quickly and efficiently by KVH's staff. It's truly one of those products that we can tell people, 'You install it on your boat and it works. Period.'"

CJ Webber, president of SatPhoneStore in Miami, FL, agrees. "For our customers, the size of a satellite TV system is very important. The TracVision M3 ST is compact, so it looks great on just about any size boat."

Some of the innovations that set the TracVision M3 ST apart from other satellite TV systems are features like KVH's exclusive RingFire™ technology, which offers reception and coverage previously only available with 18"-diameter systems. The TracVision M3 ST also features a single cable installation, integrated 12V DIRECTV receiver, and backlit RF remote control. Best of all, everything needed for installation comes in a single box, a big reason for the support the TracVision M3 ST has seen from dealers, who recognize KVH as a leader in reliable, convenient marine satellite entertainment products.

About the National Marine Electronics Association

Founded in 1957, NMEA is an internationally recognized trade association of manufacturers, distributors, dealers, sales representatives and other professionals in the marine electronics field. Among its achievements, NMEA has led the way in establishing technical standards for data exchange in marine electronics, with the widely accepted NMEA 0183 data protocol. This year's NMEA Convention & Expo was also a celebration of NMEA's 50th anniversary.

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 125,000 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-Q filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.

KVH, TracVision, and RingFire are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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