MIDDLETOWN, R.I., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KVH Industries
(Nasdaq: KVHI) unveiled a whole new line of high-performance, low-profile
mobile satellite TV systems today at The Rally in Redmond, OR. The new
TracVision(R) SlimLine series of 12" satellite TV antennas for RVs offers
RV owners unmatched benefits, including the highest signal gain and best
reception in the industry, superior integration with DIRECTV(R) standard
and high-definition programming, and automatic satellite switching via the
remote control. These benefits are already reaching RV owners as many
premier RV manufacturers have started incorporating the TracVision SlimLine
systems into their 2008 model year vehicles.
"The new TracVision SlimLine systems are the smallest, simplest, and
most powerful satellite TV antennas ever offered to the RV industry. In
addition to outstanding in-motion tracking and HDTV-ready designs, they
offer signal gain and reception far superior to competing 12" antennas and
as good as our competitors' larger 15" antennas," explained Ian Palmer,
KVH's executive vice president of satellite sales. "A small antenna no
longer means inferior performance or an unacceptable compromise between
design and reliability. The TracVision SlimLine series' breakthrough,
super-efficient 12" antenna ensures that our customers enjoy crystal-clear
reception even when competing systems are left searching for the satellite
The new TracVision SlimLine series includes four new 12" high options:
-- TracVision R4 SL Stationary Satellite TV System - The affordable
TracVision R4 SL is the perfect satellite TV solution for owners of
fifth-wheels and other RVs that don't require the features of a full
in-motion system. It provides full support for standard and HD DIRECTV
programming as well as easy access to DISH Network(TM) and or
ExpressVu. In addition, it offers a unique in-motion upgrade, ensuring
an easy transition to satellite TV on the go.
-- TracVision R5 SL In-motion Satellite TV System - This is the low-
profile, in-motion satellite TV choice of leading Class A motorcoach
manufacturers. It provides full support for standard and HD DIRECTV
programming as well as easy access to DISH Network and ExpressVu.
-- TracVision R6 ST In-motion Satellite TV System with Integrated Standard
DIRECTV Receiver - For RV owners who truly call their coaches home, the
TracVision R6 ST with KVH's exclusive, integrated 12V mobile DIRECTV
receiver is the simple, reliable choice for access to hundreds of
channels of DIRECTV programming and the option of adding HDTV. Equipped
with KVH's DewShield(TM) electronic dew elimination technology (patent
pending) to maintain optimal reception in even less-than-perfect
weather and a single-cable design for fast installation, the TracVision
R6 ST takes all that DIRECTV offers on the road.
-- TracVision R6 DX In-motion Satellite TV System with High-definition
DIRECTV Receiver - For the RV owner who demands the ultimate in on-the-
move entertainment, the TracVision R6 DX is the only choice thanks to
its integrated HD capabilities and free DIRECTV HD receiver. It also
includes KVH's DewShield technology, single cable installation, and
KVH's Multi-service Interface Box/Controller for support of other
DIRECTV, DISH Network, and ExpressVu receivers and service. The
TracVision R6 DX offers everything an RV owner could ever dream of in a
mobile satellite TV system.
Noting the growing demand for high-definition TV on the road, Palmer
added, "We're also thrilled to offer an exclusive new option that makes
KVH's TracVision systems the easiest to use in the industry: the KVH HDTV
Tri-Sat AutoSwitch(TM). Now RV owners and passengers will be able to enjoy
DIRECTV HD programming as well as switch between standard and HD channels
on as many as three different satellites using only the remote control,
just like they do at home. The KVH HDTV Tri-Sat AutoSwitch is included as
standard equipment with the TracVision R6 DX and will be available as an
option for the R6 ST, R5 SL, and R4 SL."
Visit www.TracVision.com for more information about the new TracVision
SlimLine family of satellite TV systems.
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, 22 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, KVH's dependence on third-party
satellite TV services and satellite infrastructure for content, as well as
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, Tri-Sat
AutoSwitch, and DewShield are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
SOURCE KVH Industries, Inc.