Leading Dealers Name KVH Tops in Marine Electronics for 12th Consecutive YearOct 15, 2009 MIDDLETOWN, RI - KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) continues to set the pace for marine entertainment products this year as its TracVision(R) M1 satellite TV system received the National Marine Electronics Association's (NMEA's) prestigious "Industry Award" for best marine entertainment product. This marks the 12th consecutive year that KVH's TracVision family of satellite TV systems has received this award, given by marine electronics experts to honor the products that offer the best value, performance, and customer satisfaction to boat owners.
"It's a huge honor to know that KVH and our satellite TV systems are the top choice among the professionals in NMEA and the marine electronics industry for a dozen years. On behalf of everyone at KVH, I would like to thank the NMEA members for this recognition," says Jim George, KVH's director of satellite sales. "KVH continues to build products that people want to buy, like to use, and can depend on whether they're at the dock or on the move. Just as importantly, we always strive to be a company that outstanding NMEA dealers trust to offer reliable, rugged, and easy to install products that benefit their business and ensure customer satisfaction. We are committed to providing the same excellent support and products for many years to come."
Weighing just 7.5 lbs., the in-motion TracVision M1 is the world's smallest and lightest satellite TV system for boats. An all-in-one solution for DIRECTV(R) on boats, it includes the compact antenna and exclusive 12V DIRECTV receiver, making installation and adding live satellite TV to even small boats simple. Once it's on the boat, the TracVision M1 offers outstanding in-motion reception, tracking, and performance typically associated with larger antennas, while fitting the sleek exterior design of vessels as small as 20 feet. The TracVision M1's small size, easy setup, Whisper Drive(TM) motor technology, and versatile mounting options mean that installation can be customized to meet the needs of just about any boater, on any vessel.
Boat owners have been enjoying the TracVision M1's reliability since its introduction. "I fired up the M1 at 26 knots and zig-zagged, did a few quick circles, stopped, hit it, turned both ways," says Captain Chris Carrara, owner of a 30' Rampage Express and avid offshore fisherman. "No matter what I did, I could NOT get it to stop playing the Jets vs. Pats game!"
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 and recently updated NMEA 0183 data protocol.
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 150,000 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, 33 National Marine Electronics Association Industry 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.