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KVH Introduces New High-speed Internet-capable Satellite TV Antenna for Vehicles; TracVision S3 is Ideal for Use with DISH 500 Service and KVH TracNet High-speed Internet.



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MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2001

Travelers parked for the evening in their RVs and campers will never look at satellite TV or high-speed Internet See broadband.  access quite the same way again following the introduction of the TracVision(R) S3 satellite TV antenna from KVH Industries KVH Industries Incorporated is an electronics firm based in Middletown, Rhode Island. The company produces electronic compasses, fiber optic gyroscopes, and control systems for satellite dishes. External Links
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 (Nasdaq: KVHI). With its integrated Digital Video Broadcast (DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) An international digital television (DTV) standard that is the European and Far Eastern counterpart of the North American ATSC standard. ) technology and automatic satellite acquisition, the TracVision S3 makes "pop-up" style satellite antennas obsolete. Ideal for use aboard parked RVs, trucks, and motorcoaches, the system automatically identifies and acquires satellite signals from a range of DIRECTV(R) and DVB-compatible satellites, including the multi-satellite DISH 500 service. In addition, the TracVision S3 is fully compatible with KVH's TracNet(TM) Mobile Internet Refers to gaining access to the Internet using a lightweight, handheld device. See Mobile IP, PDA, smartphone and mobile TV.  Server and exclusive mobile DirecPC(R) high-speed Internet service.

"With a growing number of satellite TV options as well as the launch of KVH's exclusive high-speed mobile Internet service, vehicle-mounted satellite antennas need to have the ability to seek out, identify, and lock onto the correct satellite from potentially hundreds of targets in orbit," explained Ian Palmer Ian Palmer (born 13 July 1957) is a South African golfer.

Palmer was born in Uitenhage. He turned professional in 1981 and has won the 1985 PAN AM Wild Coast Sun Classic and the 1991 Nissan Challenge on the Southern Africa Tour.
, vice president of satellite sales. "KVH KVH Keith Van Horn (basketball player)
KvH Katrina vanden Heuvel (editor; The Nation) 
 pioneered the solution to this challenge when we introduced our DVB-compatible TracVision L3 in-motion antenna. Now, we've applied that same technology to our newest automatic domed system, the TracVision S3. Simply park the vehicle and turn on the antenna - TracVision S3 will do the rest without requiring you to crank up the antenna or laboriously tune in the satellite signal. And with its pre-programmed satellite library, switching from one satellite to another is a simple matter, an invaluable convenience if you subscribe to Verb 1. subscribe to - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
subscribe, take

buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company";
 a satellite TV service that uses multiple satellites to broadcast its programming, such as the popular DISH 500."

The TracVision S3 offers a wide range of features, including:
- A stylish, low-profile antenna dome that measures just 14.5" (37 cm) high.

- Compatibility with high-powered DVB satellite TV services, including the
multi-satellite DISH 500 service.

- Reception of more than 300 channels of digital programming, including premium
satellite television, commercial-free music, HDTV, and local stations.

- Compatibility with KVH TracNet Mobile Internet Server and mobile DirecPC
high-speed Internet service (available exclusively from KVH).

- A preloaded satellite library of popular North American and European services
is conveniently selectable via PC or the KVH TV/SAT Switch.

- A flush-mount design for easy installation and upgrade to in-motion tracking.


KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative high-bandwidth communications products. Using proprietary fiber optic and satellite antenna technology, the company is developing next-generation systems with greater precision, durability, and versatility for communications, navigation, and industrial applications. An ISO (1) See ISO speed.

(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI.
 9001-registered company, KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island Middletown is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 17,335 at the 2000 census. It lies to the south of Portsmouth and to the north of Newport on Aquidneck Island, hence the name "Middletown. , with a fiber optic manufacturing facility in Illinois, and a European sales, marketing and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.

More information about KVH Industries can be found at http://www.kvh.com.
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