KVH’s New Tri-Americas LNB Offers Boaters Seamless Satellite TV Among the Americas

MIDDLETOWN, RI – For leisure boaters and commercial mariners alike, satellite TV provides a vital source of information and entertainment during long periods at sea. However, the transition from North American satellite TV services to DIRECTV® Latin America has always been a laborious one as satellite TV antenna hardware needed to be swapped out with each change of region. Well, that inconvenience is a thing of the past thanks to today’s introduction of  the Tri-Americas LNB from KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI) at the 2009 Miami International Boat Show in Miami, FL. This new option allows boaters using KVH’s TracVision M5, M7, and M9 satellite TV systems to travel from DIRECTV, DISH Network®, and Bell ExpressVu coverage areas in North America to DIRECTV Latin America coverage areas in Central and South America along with the Caribbean and back again, all without the inconvenience of LNB changes.

“KVH offers the most reliable, easy to use satellite TV solutions for boaters, and the exciting new Tri-Americas LNB offers our TracVision customers a level of convenience unmatched in the industry,†remarks Jim George, KVH’s director of sales for satellite products. “Leisure boaters and commercial mariners who travel among the Americas want a convenient satellite TV solution throughout the trip as they cross multiple satellite TV coverage areas. Accessing a different service is as easy as switching receivers, so the crew no longer has to climb up to the antenna and manually change the LNB when crossing into a new service region. The Tri-Americas LNB offers the ultimate in convenience, along with outstanding reliability.â€

KVH’s HDTV-ready TracVision M-series antennas utilize KVH’s exclusive RingFire antenna technology and DVB® tracking to provide satellite TV programming farther offshore in all sea conditions with better reception and signal strength than other systems. They receive all of the leading satellite services around the world, providing reliable satellite TV entertainment to passengers and crews on ships all over the globe.

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, 24 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.

By Professional Mariner Staff