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New 32" Antenna Supports HDTV and Regional Satellite TV Services Around the Globe


MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - A new 32" TracVision® M9, a powerful HDTV-ready satellite TV system from KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) offers boaters outstanding entertainment and equips 80+ ft. recreational and commercial vessels with a sleek look that matches today’s streamlined vessels. Set to be unveiled later this week at the West Palm Beach Boat Show, the TracVision M9 is powered by KVH’s exclusive new RingFire™ antenna technology, integrated GPS, automatic, and fully stabilized skew adjustment and supports regional satellite TV services worldwide. As a result, the TracVision M9 keeps boaters connected to their favorite TV entertainment while outperforming any similarly sized antenna on the market in rough seas and farther offshore.

“The innovations included in the TracVision M9 make it an ideal match for vessels 80 feet and longer,” explained Ian Palmer, KVH’s executive vice president for satellite sales. “Our exclusive new RingFire technology offers increased gain and extended range while the automatic and fully stabilized skew control enables the antenna to adjust to the vessel’s changing location for uninterrupted reception. For vessels traveling through U.S. waters, the TracVision M9 provides HDTV programming from DIRECTV with completely automatic satellite switching right from the remote control, an exclusive KVH feature! Larger vessels deserve that extra level of performance and I’m pleased to say that the TracVision M9 lives up to that high standard.”

The TracVision M9 sets some new standards as well. Just because the antenna is 32" in diameter doesn’t mean that boat owners must be burdened with a bulky dome atop their sleek vessel. The TracVision M9’s unique mechanical design allows the antenna to be housed in a dome 35% smaller than competing systems, packing a powerful marine satellite TV system into a compact, streamline package.

The new TracVision M9 also uses KVH’s proprietary new RingFire technology, a remarkable breakthrough in antenna design. Fusing precisely shaped, tuned parabolic dish antennas with custom-designed, dual-mode feed tubes and uniquely modified LNBs, RingFire technology provides unmatched illumination of the reflector, resulting in signal strengths that are comparable to competitors’ larger antennas and more powerful than KVH’s original 32" antenna, the TracVision G8. The result? Boaters using the TracVision M9 will enjoy wider geographic coverage and better reception, even in extreme weather.

Other features offered in the TracVision M9 include:

• KVH’s High-Performance (HP™) DVB® tracking and superior offshore performance in even the most demanding conditions

• The versatile Master Control Unit for trouble-free set up, easy system monitoring, multi-satellite configuring, and easy switching between satellite TV services

• Full support for automatic satellite switching from the remote control (a KVH exclusive) and multiple TVs and receivers so everyone onboard can enjoy the TV programs they want


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