KVH’s TracPhone satellite communications and TracVision satellite TV systems honored at annual NMEA conference
MIDDLETOWN, RI – September 30, 2016 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) is pleased to announce that the top marine electronics professionals in the country have honored two of KVH’s marine satellite systems for their outstanding performance and reliability. KVH’s TracPhone V3-IP received the National Marine Electronics Association’s (NMEA) 2016 Product of Excellence Award in the satellite communications antenna category, while the TracVision TV3 received the 2016 Product of Excellence Award in the satellite TV antenna category.
This is the 19th consecutive year that KVH has achieved the NMEA distinction for its TracVision satellite television antenna systems and the 14th time that KVH’s TracPhone satellite communications systems have been recognized. NMEA is an industry group made up of more than 600 companies, including manufacturers, dealers, and boat builders.
“NMEA’s skilled professionals work on boats and with boaters every day, so they have an unmatched understanding of what works, what doesn’t, and what keeps their customers satisfied,” says Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH chief executive officer. “We are gratified to have earned this recognition from NMEA and its members based on their firsthand experience with our products and services, along with those of our competitors. We strive every day to justify the confidence that NMEA experts and their customers have placed in us.”
KVH’s TracPhone V3-IP and its earlier variant, the TracPhone V3, have been recognized with a NMEA product award in the satellite communications antenna category for the past five years in a row. The TracPhone V3-IP is a 37 cm (14.5 inch) diameter Ku-band VSAT antenna that operates on KVH’s worldwide mini-VSAT Broadbandsm network, the most widely fielded maritime VSAT service1. The ultra-compact system meets the increasing demand for broadband connectivity on boats today and into the future, delivering fast data speeds at low airtime costs, and with a terminal that can be installed on boats as small as 30 feet.
First introduced in 2014, the TracVision TV3 joins a long line of TracVision products that have been honored by NMEA, going back to 1998. The TracVision TV3 is an ultra-compact marine satellite TV system ideal for powerboats and sailboats that cruise as far as 100 nautical miles offshore. The TV3 makes it possible for boaters to enjoy their favorite high-definition television programming while on the water. The compact, 37 cm (14.5 inch) diameter system includes an IP-enabled TV-Hub for easy setup and operation, and makes it possible to access system information from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.