KVH's TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband Service Bring Reliable Communications to Well Sites

KVH's TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband Service Bring Reliable
Communications to Well Sites

New terminal is Ideal for Use in Remote Areas and on Moving Vehicles,
Providing Mobile Broadband Connections for Oil and Gas Applications

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Demand for broadband
connectivity is increasing among service providers in the oil and gas
industry, and KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) is meeting the demand for
reliable, mobile broadband communications at remote well sites with the new
TracPhone^® V3-IP terminal for its mini-VSAT Broadband^sm service. The
in-motion antenna comes with compact, integrated belowdecks equipment – KVH's
new Integrated CommBox™ Modem (ICM), a streamlined unit that includes an
IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox 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 into a single 2U enclosure. The system is on display and available to
order at the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Expo and Annual Meeting in
Wichita Falls this week.

"The need for data at well sites is increasing," says Brandon Bensch, IT
manager for Gore Nitrogen Pumping Service, LLC, which is based in Oklahoma and
uses KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband service on its data van. Throughout the oil and
gas industry, this trend toward increased data use is being called the
"digital oil field." "Our customers want reports generated and sent, and cell
phone service just isn't available everywhere. Ten years ago, you may have
seen one satellite antenna on a job, but now there are multiples. It's kind of
a 'have-to' thing now."

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. Unlike the 1-meter
antennas traditionally used for well site communications, the TracPhone V3-IP
does not have to be deployed, activated, and positioned onsite. It can be
activated and used even as the vehicle travels to a well site, saving valuable
time upon arrival. The system's completely integrated design offers a simple
alternative to the complexity inherent in competing VSAT systems, which
typically require a 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 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 vehicles.

"Introducing the TracPhone V3-IP is a significant development in our ongoing
mission to deliver fast, affordable, reliable broadband connectivity to our
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 a wide range of onsite communications activities for service
providers in the oil and gas industry. It delivers data at up to 2 Mbps over
mini-VSAT Broadband, a leading VSAT service that is proven in the commercial
maritime market. It's similar in size to competing L-band systems, but
delivers data at a far lower cost, especially for companies 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 vehicle's computers and remotely from the company'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 services
optimized for satellite communications, including crystal clear VoIP 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

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 website, www.kvh.com. KVH does not assume any obligation to
update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or

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.

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