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January 24th, 2013

KVH... Even More Entertainment When Boating (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Satellite TV is a luxury that more boaters can now take...

...to the water, thanks to KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:KVHI). Long considered an amenity only found on superyachts and cruise ships, satellite TV (satTV) is now a benefit every boat owner can add to their investment, enjoying access to news, sports, weather, and favorite television shows just like at home, even while the boat is in motion. KVH is making it simple and affordable to bring satellite TV onboard by significantly reducing the price of its 12.5 inch TracVision® M1 marine satellite TV antenna by 20 percent.

Jim George, KVH's director of sales for satellite products, said, "The TracVision M1's compact design and outstanding reliability make it a valuable addition to any boat. Plus, KVH maintains a nationwide network of factory-certified dealers so installation and service are easy to find at marinas all over the country. With these benefits and the new, lower price, we're making it easy to add value to the investment of boat ownership with an amenity that is simple to install and offers years of enjoyment."

Weighing just 7.5 lbs., the in-motion TracVision M1 is the world's smallest and lightest satTV system for boats, bringing satTV programming throughout the U.S. and its coastal waters. The system offers open water tracking and in-motion performance typical of 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™ motor technology, and versatile mounting options allow for convenient installation on nearly any vessel.

The versatile TracVision M1 comes in two configurations to meet boaters' preferences. The TracVision M1 includes an exclusive, integrated 12V DIRECTV® receiver/controller—just add a TV and your DIRECTV service subscription to bring DIRECTV's standard-definition programming onboard. For boaters who prefer DISH Network® or want the freedom to easily switch among satellite TV service providers, the TracVision M1DX offers outstanding flexibility with a 12V multiservice interface box/controller that supports virtually all home receivers from DISH Network and DIRECTV.