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KVH Introduces New TracPhone V3-IP for mini-VSAT Broadband Service



KVH Introduces New TracPhone V3-IP for mini-VSAT Broadband Service

New Maritime Terminal, Introduced at Sea Asia, Features Integrated CommBox
Modem With Built-In Network Management Functionality

SINGAPORE, April 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of its commitment to
bringing reliable, fast, affordable broadband connections to mariners, KVH
Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) introduced the TracPhone^® V3-IP terminal for
its mini-VSAT Broadband^sm service. The world's smallest maritime VSAT antenna
now comes with the smallest and most integrated belowdecks equipment – KVH's
new Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM), a streamlined unit that includes an
IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox™ Ship/Shore Network Manager,
and ArcLight^® spread spectrum modem with IP voice capability, Ethernet
switch, and Wi-Fi connectivity. All of the TracPhone V3-IP's belowdecks
equipment is built in to a single 2U enclosure. The system is on display and
available to order at the Sea Asia conference and exhibition in Singapore this
week.

KVH's new TracPhone V3-IP costs less, is significantly easier to install, and
provides greater reliability than competing solutions that combine discrete
components from a number of different manufacturers. The system's completely
integrated design offers a simple alternative to the complexity inherent in
competing maritime VSAT systems, which typically require a local technician to
configure a full rack of hardware from different third-party manufacturers of
modems, antennas, controllers, switches, adapters, and servers. It also makes
the advanced features of KVH's best-of-breed network management solution, the
CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager, available to every TracPhone V3-IP
customer without an additional hardware investment. With a compact antenna
dish that is just 37 cm (14.5") in diameter, the TracPhone V3-IP brings
sophisticated satellite communications and network management capabilities to
a wide array of vessels 9 m (30 feet) and larger.

"Introducing the TracPhone V3-IP is a significant development in our ongoing
mission to deliver fast, affordable, reliable broadband connectivity to
maritime customers," explains Brent Bruun, executive vice president of KVH's
mobile broadband group. "The TracPhone V3-IP offers a complete end-to-end
solution for managing both IT functions and communications on board a variety
of maritime vessels. It delivers data at up to 2 Mbps over mini-VSAT
Broadband, the world's leading maritime VSAT service. It's similar in size to
competing L-band systems, but delivers data at a far lower cost, especially
for vessels that consume a relatively low amount of data each month."

The TracPhone V3-IP provides extensive functionality to help manage onboard
networks both from the vessel's computers and remotely from the ship owner's
headquarters. The system itself is very easy for the crew to operate thanks to
an outstanding web browser-based user interface that can even be accessed via
an optional iPhone^® app. The new ICM provides a full suite of onboard
services optimized for satellite communications, including crystal clear VoIP
calling, Internet café, crew calling, managed e-mail, secure file delivery,
and remote network access.

KVH's exclusive mini-VSAT Broadband service is delivered by an interlaced
network of 14 Ku-band satellite transponders providing seamless worldwide
coverage north of the equator and around all major continents, including most
major shipping routes south of the equator. By leveraging abundant new
commercial satellite services covering the world's ocean regions, KVH offers
significantly more affordable connectivity than legacy L-band services. As
demand for the service grows, KVH can easily add new capacity to its network,
exactly where it is needed, to assure outstanding performance for customers
concentrated in specific regions.

For complete details about KVH's new TracPhone V3-IP, please visit
www.kvh.com/v3ip.

Note to Editors: High-resolution, press-ready images of the new TracPhone
V3-IP and the mini-VSAT Broadband coverage map are available at
http://press.kvh.com for download and editorial use.

About KVH Industries, Inc.

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, Euroconsult, NSR, and Comsys reported that KVH was the
market share leader in global maritime VSAT. 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, Singapore, and Japan.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. For example, the statements regarding the company's
financial and product development goals for 2013 and beyond are
forward-looking statements. The actual results realized by the company could
differ materially from the statements made herein. Factors that might cause
such differences include, among others, the successful launch and deployment
of new satellites; access to sufficient and uninterrupted satellite capacity
to provide the service; uncertainty about the scope of customer demand; the
potential inability to maintain licenses necessary for the network; risks
associated with the delivery or performance of critical hardware; changes in
the costs and capabilities of competing offerings; and those other risk
factors discussed in KVH's most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with
the SEC. Copies are available through the company's Investor Relations
department and web site, www.kvh.com. KVH does not assume any obligation to
update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or
developments.

KVH, TracPhone, and CommBox are 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.
         401-845-2443
         nmongillo@kvh.com

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