Leading distributor of MSS services to offer its customers KVH's next
generation mini-VSAT Broadband service and TracPhone V-series onboard
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., June 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries,
Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) has entered into an agreement that will enable the
MVS Group, one of the world's largest distributors of mobile satellite
services, to offer KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband(SM) service and
TracPhone(R) V-series satellite communications systems to its global
customer base. The agreement will enable MVS Group to bundle KVH's
mini-VSAT Broadband service within its state-of-the-art billing and
airtime management system and full suite of value-added services to
provide one-stop shopping for its global customer base.
"The MVS Group is a market leader that has won a solid following of
loyal customers throughout the world by providing outstanding customer
support and offering satellite services enhanced with its
comprehensive, value-added services," said Brent Bruun, KVH's senior
vice president of global sales and business development. "We're
delighted to enter into this cooperation to offer its customers
next-generation VSAT services delivered by our mini-VSAT Broadband
network and our award-winning TracPhone V-series product line."
The MVS Group was founded in 1995, focusing on offering customers with
mobile applications access to L-band MSS services on land, at sea, or
in the air. Winning customers by providing excellent support, high
quality billing systems, and a full range of value-added services, MVS
Group grew to become a leader in the mobile satellite communications
market, and is currently the world's third largest Inmarsat
Distribution Partner as well as a global Iridium Service Provider. From
its corporate headquarters in the United States, and regional offices
in Cyprus, Russia, and the Netherlands, MVS Group employees work
closely with their customers to help them achieve their business
objectives by leveraging satellite communications services.
"Broadband connectivity offshore is becoming an important requirement
in the commercial maritime industry," explains Deborah Deffaa,
executive director of the MVS Group. "Our customers are asking for
faster, more affordable satellite communications service to support
their new applications, which are designed to save fuel, reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, enhance efficiency, and improve crew morale.
KVH has developed a remarkable new maritime broadband network that
takes advantage of advanced, spread spectrum technology to dramatically
reduce the size and cost of the antennas needed to receive the service
onboard the vessels, making it easier than ever before to deploy
affordable broadband service at sea."
With more than 2,000 onboard terminals sold, KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband
service is the world's fastest growing, most widely used maritime VSAT
solution. The network uses ArcLight(R) spread spectrum technology,
which was developed by KVH's technology partner, ViaSat, Inc.,
(Nasdaq:VSAT) specifically for mobile use. ArcLight is unique due to
its fast speed, low latency, efficient reuse of satellite channels, and
ability to support very small antennas that provide reliable service,
even in poor weather conditions.
KVH manufactures three onboard antennas for the mini-VSAT Broadband
network -- the award-winning 24" diameter TracPhone V7, the compact
14.5" diameter TracPhone V3, which is the world's smallest and most
affordable maritime VSAT antenna, and soon, the new dual-mode TracPhone
V11, which will provide coverage of 95% of the earth thanks to its
ability to receive both C and Ku-band satellite signals from KVH's
global network. The mini-VSAT Broadband service equips vessels with the
highest data rates available today with downloads as fast as 4 Mbps and
uploads as fast as 1 Mbps, as well as Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone
lines with optimized service and prioritization of applications.
Complete details about KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband network and TracPhone
V-series satellite communications systems are available at
Details about the MVS Group's products and services are available at
Note to Editors: High-resolution, press-ready images of KVH's TracPhone
V-series systems and mini-VSAT Broadband coverage maps are available at
http://press.kvh.com for download and editorial use.
About MVS Group (www.themvsgroup.com)
The MVS Group, a leader in mobile satellite communications for over 17
years and a founding Inmarsat Distribution Partner, is also a global
Iridium Service Provider. As the third largest Inmarsat partner in the
world, MVS offers a wide array of products and solutions for its
customers around the globe, whether in the air, on land, or at sea. The
company is based in Hawthorne, NJ, with regional sales offices in
Cyprus, Russia, and the Netherlands.
About KVH Industries, Inc. (www.kvh.com)
KVH Industries, Inc., is the 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. In 2012, both Euroconsult and NSR
independently reported that KVH was the market share leader in global
maritime VSAT in terms of number of users. KVH's mission is to connect
mobile customers around the globe with the same digital television
entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in
their homes and offices. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with
facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, and Singapore.
This 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; anticipated innovation
and product development; and customer preferences, requirements, and
expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that
may cause such differences include, among others, those discussed in
KVH's most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. KVH
does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements
to reflect new information or developments.
KVH and TracPhone are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc.
"mini-VSAT Broadband" is a service mark of KVH Industries, Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
CONTACT: Nicole Mongillo
KVH Industries, Inc.
The MVS Group