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March 27th, 2009

KVH’s Maritime TracPhone's $1,000 Free Airtime Promotion Really Floats Your Boat

KVH TracPhone Even folks on boats are feeling the economic pinch, and to help out KVH Industries, Inc., [Nasdaq: KVHI] announced at the Palm Beach Boat Show in West Palm Beach, Florida a way to enable boaters to save money while putting reliable, safety-enhancing satellite communications on their vessels. The new promotion offers a $1,000 airtime credit to customers who purchase a new TracPhone® 252 satellite communications system from today through June 30, 2009, and activate their Inmarsat mini-M service using Inmarsat Airtime by KVH.

power boat “We’re excited to offer this promotion as the spring boating season gets underway,” explains Jim George, KVH’s director of sales for satellite products. “The TracPhone 252 and mini-M satellite communications service are the perfect telephone and fax solution for the boater on a budget, because they offer connections to shore that are important for safety and other operations at a very reasonable cost and on a near-global basis. We hope that our customers take advantage of this promotion and enjoy this affordable satellite communications solution for years to come.”

The award-winning TracPhone 252 is the most reliable marine satellite telephone system available for Inmarsat’s mini-M network. It offers a single-cable, self-contained design and is ideal for virtually any vessel. This system also allows the user to simultaneously connect telephone/PABX systems, fax machines, and computers to create a versatile onboard communications center. And with Inmarsat’s proven, near-global mini-M satellite coverage, reliable, high-quality telephone service is always available.