New TracVision G6 DVB-Compatible Satellite TV Antenna Expands Coverage for TV at Sea.Business/Technology Editors
MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2000
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
KvH Katrina vanden Heuvel (editor; The Nation) TracVision(R) G6, at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA NMEA National Marine Electronics Association
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NMEA New Millennium Experience Company ) Annual Convention this week. Using the integrated 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 pioneered by KVH for positive satellite identification, TracVision G6 has a 24" antenna enabling it to receive satellite television signals in a wider coverage area than smaller 18" antennas. Housed in a 26" radome, it is the smallest fully stabilized 24" antenna available.
"KVH introduced the TracVision G6 to meet our customers desire to receive satellite television in areas that required a larger antenna than our 18" TracVision G4 product," explained KVH vice president of satellite products, 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. . "This product will provide coverage in Latin and South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. using DIRECTV's Galaxy Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. service, and in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. will extend the coverage of DIRECTV(R) and the DISH(TM) Network for our customers that cruise further offshore. For mariners who travel to Europe, the TracVision G6 provides outstanding reception of Astra, Sky Digital, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Thor and Sirius," Palmer added.
TracVision G6 uses the same advanced technology as TracVision G4, including the GyroTrac(TM) compass and 3-axis vessel motion sensor system. KVH's unique integrated DVB technology enables the antenna to positively identify satellites, thereby eliminating the need for adjusting complex controls. The antenna can even change automatically between favorite satellites such as those carrying local programming as simply as changing stations on the remote control.
The new high-gain TracVision G6 also includes at no extra charge the award-winning KVH GyroTrac sensor, which provides earth reference data for faster satellite acquisition and reacquisition. GyroTrac's patented three-axis gyro sensor delivers stabilized heading output that can be integrated with all onboard electronics. The antenna control unit incorporates a universal interface to all other marine electronics onboard that require a heading device. ARPA ARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency radars, autopilots, charting systems and all other onboard electronics receive the same accurate, stable heading information used by the TracVision.
Housed in a radome measuring only 26" in diameter, the TracVision G6 is almost 20% smaller than competing 24" stabilized antennas. Its smaller size and lighter weight make it an excellent choice for boats as small as 45 feet. Many customers select KVH's matching Tracphone(R) products for attractive "dual dome" installations of both satellite television and satellite communications.
The TracVision G6 and KVH's smaller TracVision G4 represent the latest generation of a highly successful product line that has won the NMEA "Best Product Award" for satellite television for the past two years in a row. The NMEA product awards are presented annually to recognize excellence in design, performance and reliability in marine electronics products. The winners are selected by a vote of marine electronics dealers, distributors and other industry professionals.
KVH Industries is the world's leading provider of mobile satellite television antennas and satellite communications systems In telecommunication, a communications system is a collection of individual communications networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations, and data terminal equipment (DTE) usually capable of interconnection and interoperation to form an integrated whole. for both marine and land 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 uses its proprietary fiber optic, auto calibration and sensor technologies to produce navigation and mobile satellite communications systems for commercial, military, and marine applications. The company was founded in 1982 and has headquarters in Middletown, RI, USA with offices in Illinois and Florida, and a European Sales, Marketing and Support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.
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