KVH introduces highly effective, easy-to-install TracPhone V30 marine VSAT antenna for reasonably priced web at sea

The innovative system has a direct current design with a cable, a modem integrated into the dome for higher signal strength and efficiency, and a compact lower deck unit with integrated WLAN

MIDDLETOWN, RI, March 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) is today introducing the TracPhone® V30, an ultra-compact Ku-band VSAT antenna for Data speeds of up to 6 Mbit / s down / 2 Mbit / s up for recreational and commercial boats that want to take advantage of the internet at sea. Measuring just 37 cm in diameter and weighing 10.6 kg, the TracPhone V30 offers easy installation and retrofitting with a single power data coaxial cable versus multiple cables, plus the use of DC power, a plus for small boats with limited power.

KVH has equipped the antenna with a modem in the dome to ensure excellent reception with improved signal efficiency, as well as powerful tracking and stabilization for fast boats and rough seas. An optimized lower deck unit called the VSAT hub offers state-of-the-art HTS modem connections, integrated WLAN, data routing, firewall security and a VoIP adapter for telephone calls.

This combination of the TracPhone V30’s small antenna size, ease of installation and fast data speed enables internet connection, content streaming and social media use on sailboats, center console boats and pleasure boats. In addition, the TracPhone V30 is well suited for commercial vessels that do not travel around the world, including fishing boats, tugs, and offshore service vessels. For recreational and commercial vessels, the TracPhone V30 offers the advantages of advanced Satcom technology as a replacement for older L-band systems, which normally offer data speeds of only 432 Kbit / s.

“Our new TracPhone V30 delivers fast data speeds in a compact device, and we believe it will disrupt the leisure and business markets by making VSAT more affordable than ever at sea,” said Mark Woodhead, executive vice president of mobile connectivity at KVH. “Whether they’re streaming content, checking email, using social media, or managing their business, both recreational boaters and small commercial boat operators can count on reliable VSAT connectivity everywhere.”

Although the TracPhone V30 antenna is ultra-compact, it has global coverage via KVH’s Mini-VSAT BroadbandSM network, which provides global coverage from multi-layer high-throughput satellites (HTS) on the Intelsat FlexMaritime network with additional coverage from SKY Perfect JSAT.

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KVH offers a range of affordable and unlimited flight schedules from $ 99 per month with monthly contract flexibility to meet the needs of recreational boaters who are only allowed to use their boats part of the year and commercial ship operators who work in it exists cyclically. The KVH Manager tool suite provides an easily accessible portal for managing the use of operational and personal data.

With the TracPhone V30, KVH has added a fourth system to its award-winning VSAT product line, which includes the 37 cm TracPhone V3-HTS, the 60 cm TracPhone V7-HTS and the 1-meter TracPhone V11-HTS and maximum Data delivers speeds of 6/2 Mbit / s down / up to 20/3 Mbit / s down / up.

KVH is a mobile technology innovator providing connectivity solutions for commercial marine, marine and landmobile applications on ships and vehicles, including the award-winning TracPhone and TracVision® product lines, the global mini-VSAT broadband network and AgilePlans® connectivity as a service. The company’s KVH Media Group offers news, sports and entertainment content through brands such as NEWSlink ™ and SPORTSlink ™.

Note for editors: You can find more information on TracPhone V30 at kvh.com/V30. High-resolution images of KVH products are available in the KVH Press Room Image Library at kvh.com/Press-Room/Image-Library.

About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc. is a global leader in mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems innovating to enable a mobile world. KVH is the market leader in maritime VSAT and develops, manufactures and offers connectivity and content services worldwide. KVH is also a leading manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial applications. Founded in 1982, the company is based in Middletown, RI, and has research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI and Tinley Park, IL, and a dozen offices around the world.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, statements about expected data speeds over our network, expected benefits for KVH customers, expected prices for our new service and the expected availability of coverage. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Factors that can cause these differences include, but are not limited to: unexpected technical and other challenges that arise when starting the new system; potential customer demand for data services that is above our current expectations and could exceed system capabilities in certain regions; unexpected technical, legal, and regulatory delays in introducing the new product; and competition for satellite capacity which over time could increase our costs and decrease the availability of services. These and other factors are discussed in more detail in KVH’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 3, 2021. Copies are available from Investor Relations and the website http://investors.kvh.com. KVH assumes no obligation to update our forward-looking statements to take new information and developments into account.

KVH Industries, Inc. has used, registered, or pending its trademarks in the United States and other countries around the world, including but not limited to the following trademarks: KVH, TracPhone, TracVision, Mini-VSAT Broadband, AgilePlans, NEWSlink, and SPORTSlink. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.

For more information please contact:
Jill Connors
Sr. Manager, Media & Industry Analyst Relations
KVH Industries, Inc.
Tel .: +1 401 851 3824
jconnors@kvh.com

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