MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Feb. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RV owners can now enjoy a new standard in reliability aboard their coaches thanks to the TracVision® R1 from KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI). The compact, 13.5" TracVision R1 brings hundreds of channels of premium satellite TV programming from DISH Network® or DIRECTV® to any motorhome, travel trailer, or fifth-wheel trailer travelling in the continental U.S. – even while the vehicle is in motion.
"Adding satellite TV is an excellent way to make a motorhome truly feel like home," says Jim George, KVH's director of sales for satellite products. "The TracVision R1 allows you to enjoy your favorite shows, news, weather, sports, and even cartoons with the grandkids in your RV just as you would in a traditional home. The TracVision R1's compact design and outstanding reliability make it a valuable addition to any vehicle, especially with KVH's nationwide network of factory-certified dealers providing easy-to-find installation and service wherever you travel."
Weighing just 7.5 lbs., the in-motion TracVision R1 brings satellite TV programming to the road and destinations throughout the continental U.S. The system offers in-motion performance typical of larger antennas while fitting the sleek exterior design of today's RVs. The TracVision R1's small size, easy setup, single-cable design, and Whisper Drive™ motor technology allow for convenient installation and simple operation. The versatile TracVision R1 comes in two configurations to meet RVers' preferences. The TracVision R1ST includes an exclusive, integrated 12V DIRECTV receiver/controller – just add a TV and your DIRECTV service subscription to bring DIRECTV's standard-definition programming on the road. For those who prefer DISH Network or want the freedom to easily switch among satellite TV service providers, the TracVision R1DX offers outstanding flexibility with a 12V multiservice interface box/controller that supports virtually all home receivers from DISH Network and DIRECTV.
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About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 150,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. Winner of 38 National Marine Electronics Association Industry Awards, the prestigious General Motors Innovative Design Award, 2 CES Innovation 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. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, Singapore, and Japan.
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, the functionality, characteristics, quality, and performance of KVH's products and technology, as well as customer demand, preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that might cause such differences include, amongst others, KVH's dependence on the availability of third-party satellites and services to support TV broadcasts to mobile antennas; unforeseen changes in competing technologies and products; and worldwide economic variances. These and other risk factors are discussed in more detail in KVH's most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.
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